Birmingham is the third most cost-effective place to study in the UK, according to a new study.
The research by RBS Student Living Index showed the average Birmingham student spends £183 a week on living and housing costs, but earns £109 from part-time work.
The difference between the two makes students in the city among the most financially stable in the country.
The ranking was arrived at by plotting average student expenditure on living and housing costs against income from term-time employment.
Birmingham students will spend over £350 million in housing and living costs over the coming academic year. Of this, approximately £155 million is spent on rent, £33.5 million on supermarket food shopping, £29 million on going out, £30 million on books and course materials and £7 million on music and CDs.
The most popular termtime jobs are bar and restaurant work.
Surprisingly, London was the most cost-effective place, due largely to higher wages in the capital. St Andrews, where Prince William was a student, was the least costeffective. The average student there spends £190 per week but earns just £63 from termtime employment.