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Ranked: The world’s 20 Most (And Least) Expensive Student Cities, 2018

Boston, Massachusetts came out top for the world’s most expensive global student city, according to Student.com report, cashing in a whole $250 higher than the average global student accommodation rate of $214 a week.

Global average spending on rent weekly: $214

Students can expect to pay out $464 a week on accommodation in Boston, home to the Harvard University, America’s oldest institution of higher learning, ranked third in the world by CEOWORLD magazine University Rankings 2018. With accommodation costing $257 a week, Cambridge in the UK and Los Angeles in the US ranked joint tenth most expensive global student city on the list.

What are some top-ranked universities in Boston?

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
2. Harvard University
3. Boston University
4. Tufts University
5. Boston College
6. Northeastern University
7. Brandeis University
8. University of Massachusetts – Boston.

The world’s 20 most expensive global student cities for 2018

1. Boston, Massachusetts, US
The average spending on rent weekly: $464
2. New York, US
The average spending on rent weekly: $402
3. London, UK
The average spending on rent weekly: $339
4. Sydney, Australia
The average spending on rent weekly: $305
5. Seattle, Washington, US
The average spending on rent weekly: $281

6. Providence, Rhode Island, US
The average spending on rent weekly: $278
7. San Diego, California, US
The average spending on rent weekly: $275
8. Oxford, UK
The average spending on rent weekly: $271
9. Dublin, Ireland
The average spending on rent weekly: $269
10. Cambridge, UK (TIE)
The average spending on rent weekly: $257

11. Los Angeles, California, US (TIE)
The average spending on rent weekly: $257
12. Reading, UK
The average spending on rent weekly: $254
13. Melbourne, Australia
The average spending on rent weekly: $247
14. Chicago, Illinois, US
The average spending on rent weekly: $243
15. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
The average spending on rent weekly: $238

16. Wollongong, Australia
The average spending on rent weekly: $236
17. York, UK
The average spending on rent weekly: $235


18. Toronto, Canada
The average spending on rent weekly: $231
19. College Park, Maryland, US
The average spending on rent weekly: $228
20. Paris, France
The average spending on rent weekly: $226

The world’s 20 least expensive global student cities for 2018

1. Albacete, Spain
The average spending on rent weekly: $60
2. Johannesburg, South Africa
The average spending on rent weekly: $76
3. Singapore
The average spending on rent weekly: $94
4. Murcia, Spain
The average spending on rent weekly: $96
5. Granada, Spain
The average spending on rent weekly: $101

6. Tallahassee, Florida US
The average spending on rent weekly: $109
7. Athens, Georgia, US
The average spending on rent weekly: $110
8. Columbia, Missouri, US (TIE)
The average spending on rent weekly: $111
9. Alcalá de Henares, Spain (TIE)
The average spending on rent weekly: $111
10. Derby, UK
The average spending on rent weekly: $115

11. Mount Pleasant, Michigan, US
The average spending on rent weekly: $116
12. Gainesville, Florida, US
The average spending on rent weekly: $117
13. Auburn, Alabama, US
The average spending on rent weekly: $119
14. College Station, Texas, US (TIE)
The average spending on rent weekly: $120
15. Nuremberg, Germany (TIE)
The average spending on rent weekly: $120

16. East Lansing, Michigan, US (TIE)
The average spending on rent weekly: $120
17. Erlangen, Germany
The average spending on rent weekly: $120
18. Sunderland, UK
The average spending on rent weekly: $121
19. Murfreesboro, Tennessee, US
The average spending on rent weekly: $123
20. Oxford, Ohio, US
The average spending on rent weekly: $124

Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD Magazine
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, high net worth individuals, and the most globally powerful men and women.
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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