Evening Telegraph

Dundee among most expensive for ‘modern-day must-haves’ like chicken nuggets and beer

Dundee has been named as one of the most expensive cities in the country for modern-day student must-haves like flat whites and yoga, a new study has found.

Researchers from UNiDAYS created a cost-of-living league table based on twelve items students deemed essential to help them have a good time at university.

As well as flat whites, the list included a three-mile taxi journey, takeaway cheesy chips and chicken nuggets, a pint of Foster’s and a cinema ticket.

The City of Discovery came in as the third most expensive in Scotland with the cost of all 12 must-haves coming to £96.

Aberdeen was the most expensive with students paying £105.74 for the items, followed by Edinburgh at £102.04.

In contrast, St Andrews was found to have been cheaper than Dundee at £81.50.

Stirling was found to be the chepest in the whole of the UK at £67.03.

The 12 items also included a takeaway margarita pizza, chicken korma and a pint of beer at a local Indian restaurant, a vodka and coke, club entry, yoga/meditation class, monthly gym membership and an eyebrow wax or tint.

The researchers polled more than 2,000 students to create the league table.

Mai Fenton, vice-president of Marketing at UNiDAYS, a student affinity network, said: “The difference in the cost of student essentials in towns across Scotland is surprising.”