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    About the city of Bath

    Bath, which is known for and named after its Roman-built baths, is considered the largest city in the county of Somerset, England. The area of the city stands at 29 km2.

    The population of the city of Bath is 80,000 people, which has the rank 79 in the United Kingdom’s population. Bath is located in the valley of the River Avon; 130 km far of west of London, and 16 km far of Bristol in the southeast.

    King “Bladud” was the founder of the City of Bath receiving its name from the popular Roman baths in the town. The Romans established the baths as a place of a spa in the year 43 BC and named it “Aqua Sulis”, which means “The waters of Sulis”.  The town was announced to have been a city in 1585, when it was decreed a city by Queen Elizabeth 1.

    Bath is known all over the world for its impressive architecture and Roman ruins, Bath is a lively city having several museums, theatres; nice restaurants and shopping centres; Thus, it is designated a UNESCO World Heritage as the city has its status entrenched in History.


    Living Expenses in Bath

    An international student estimated monthly costs are $1,108 (805P) without rent. Bath is less expensive than New York without rent by almost 19%. The rent in Bath is 56% lower than the rent in New York.

     Lists of Living Expenses in Bath in pounds



    Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

    15.00 £

    Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course

    65.00 £

    McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)

    6.00 £

    Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)

    4.50 £

    Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)

    4.50 £

    Cappuccino (regular)

    2.93 £

    Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)

    1.55 £

    Water (0.33 liter bottle)

    1.00 £



    Milk (regular), (1 liter)

    0.89 £

    Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)

    1.14 £

    Rice (white), (1kg)

    0.85 £

    Eggs (regular) (12)

    2.55 £

    Local Cheese (1kg)

    7.50 £

    Chicken Fillets (1kg)

    5.07 £

    Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)

    9.17 £

    Apples (1kg)

    1.90 £

    Banana (1kg)

    1.08 £

    Oranges (1kg)

    2.06 £

    Tomato (1kg)

    2.83 £

    Potato (1kg)

    1.00 £

    Onion (1kg)

    1.28 £

    Lettuce (1 head)

    0.79 £

    Water (1.5 liter bottle)

    1.12 £

    Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)

    8.75 £

    Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)

    1.82 £

    Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)

    1.53 £

    Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)

    11.80 £



    One-way Ticket (Local Transport)

    3.00 £

    Monthly Pass (Regular Price)

    70.30 £

    Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)

    2.80 £

    Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)

    1.37 £

    Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)

    18.00 £

    Gasoline (1 liter)

    1.33 £

    Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)

    21,000.00 £

    Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)

    19,500.00 £

     Utilities (Monthly)


    Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment

    259.89 £

    1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)

    0.15 £

    Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)

    36.67 £

     Sports And Leisure


    Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult

    41.00 £

    Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)

    10.67 £

    Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat

    11.75 £



    Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child

    916.67 £

    International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child

    13,500.00 £

     Clothing And Shoes


    1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)

    65.83 £

    1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)

    34.00 £

    1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)

    66.25 £

    1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes

    86.25 £

     Rent Per Month


    Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre

    915.62 £

    Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre

    762.50 £

    Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre

    1,862.50 £

    Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre

    1,308.33 £

     Buy Apartment Price


    Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre

    6,517.37 £

    Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre

    5,998.27 £


    The Culture of Bath

     Bath involves ancient historical places and inheritance of imposing Georgian architecture and Roman ruins. Bath is the sole city in the UK which has been announced to be a UNESCO World Heritage Destination in its wholeness.

    Where you travel around Bath, you will discover many cultural attractions and stunning architecture in every corner. Several museums and galleries are found in the city where you find out wealthy and notable stories talking about the history of Bath.

    Also, Bath has been the place of natural springs when Romans commenced the process of development of “Aquae Sulis” as a refuge of rest and getting off stress and tourists have visited the city since then to “take the waters”.

    The honey coloured stone and Georgian architecture make Bath an exceptional city. Around the city centre you can discover photographic spots everywhere where Attractive and impressive sites serving for photographing and posting on the social media, as the views of Bath are very instagrammable. 

    Bath is the site of many events from celebrating music and literature at The Bath Festival to having a cozy mug of warm drinks while touring around chalets, besides getting into the festival spirit in Bath throughout the year and enjoying the city’s different interesting events.


    Weather and Environment in Bath

    The summer days are nice and tranquil, when the city is partly cloudy; however, the winter days are very cold, long, stormy and almost entirely cloudy. The temperatures around the year normally vary between 40C (360F) to 250C (700F), and they are seldom lower than -20C (260F) or more than 310C (790F).

    It is the second city in safety and keeps to be the safest places in the UK at high rates, but still crimes do exist. Bath is a friendly and lovely city for students to study and live, and for visitors; the city comprises lots of tourist places dating back to ancient times, and many entertaining sites attracting people of different nationalities around the world.


    Working in Bath

    International students can work every week up to 20 hours as long as they are committed to a full-time study while studying at Bath Spa University. The work is just part-time work, without making any breaches to work regulations concerning rules related to the university or the City of Bath’s directives.

    Tips to follow while studying at Bath Spa University:

    • International students should give several examples that are related to develop the work employers are asking about.
    • International students should concentrate on where they had experienced something, without turning around the bush.
    • They have to give more details about their field when answering a question.
    • Although some of students have good CV’s, they don’t perform as well and score as high as they should have done based on their experience.
    • Several students don’t prepare questions at the end of interviews.
    • Some students tend to ask questions at the end of an interview, and enquire about things that they should have known previously, which means they have not done enough research about the role.
    • If students like further support from Bath Spa Careers and Employability, visit: (so that you can access our service)
    • Part-time vacancies are available on:

    Areas and Districts of Bath

    Principal Areas

    • City Centre. The center of Bath contains most of the city's history, culture, art, music, attractions and restaurants.
    • Oldfield Park
    • Bear Flat
    • Walcott
    • Wycombe
    • Batheaston
    • Bathampton
    • Calverton and Calverton Down

    The Universities in Bath

    Bath Spa University is a public university in Bath, England. Its main campus at Newton Park which is far of 31⁄2 miles (5.6 km) west of the centre of the city.

    The university has other campuses in the city of Bath, and one at Corsham Court in Wiltshire.

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