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    The city of Birmingham is located in England in the west Midlands district. The city has an area of 267.8 km2 holding a population, the number of which was 1.149 depending on 2019 statistics.

    The city is home to several industrial landmarks dating back to the Industrial Revolution era during the 18th century. In addition, it has a number of network canals, lots of which emerge from “Sherborn Wharf”. Nowadays, they are stuffed with modern cafes and bars.

    (The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery) is famous for masterpieces relating to the 19th century. The ethnic groups living in the city are of different nationalities, the most of which are Europeans, then Africans, followed by Asians, then Chinese and some other insignificant groups.

    The name “Birmingham” comes from the Old English “Beorningaham” which indicates the house of “Beormingas” – a clan the name of which relates to “Beorma’s” people to which the first unit of Anglo-Saxon might refer.

    (The Elyton Land Company) comprising investors of cotton planters, bankers and railroad entrepreneurs built Birmingham on the 1st of June, 1871 at the crossing of two rail lines near the richest region, having so much minerals’ deposits the majority of which is iron.


    Living Expenses in Birmingham

    An international student needs to have, as monthly costs, about 1,500 pounds to live comfortably in Birmingham, without rent. With respect to rent, it is more affordable in Birmingham than in London.

    Lists of Living Expenses in Birmingham in Pounds



    Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

    10.00 £

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

    50.00 £

    McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)

    5.29 £

    Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)

    3.85 £

    Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)

    4.00 £

    Cappuccino (regular)

    2.71 £

    Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)

    1.36 £

    Water (0.33 liter bottle)

    1.05 £



    Milk (regular), (1 liter)

    0.91 £

    Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)

    0.97 £

    Rice (white), (1kg)

    1.34 £

    Eggs (regular) (12)

    1.85 £

    Local Cheese (1kg)

    7.11 £

    Chicken Fillets (1kg)

    5.28 £

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

    7.74 £

    Apples (1kg)

    1.93 £

    Banana (1kg)

    0.97 £

    Oranges (1kg)

    1.69 £

    Tomato (1kg)

    1.83 £

    Potato (1kg)

    0.92 £

    Onion (1kg)

    0.97 £

    Lettuce (1 head)

    0.54 £

    Water (1.5 liter bottle)

    0.61 £

    Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)

    7.00 £

    Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)

    1.58 £

    Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)

    1.63 £

    Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)

    11.00 £



    One-way Ticket (Local Transport)

    2.40 £

    Monthly Pass (Regular Price)

    65.00 £

    Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)

    2.20 £

    Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)

    1.12 £

    Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)

    15.60 £

    Gasoline (1 liter)

    1.26 £

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

    25,000.00 £

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

    21,674.12 £


    Utilities (Monthly)

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

    155.71 £

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

    0.09 £

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

    28.08 £


    Sports And Leisure

    Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult

    25.76 £

    Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)

    12.75 £

    Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat

    9.00 £



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

    1,031.25 £

    International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child

    15,333.33 £


    Clothing And Shoes

    1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)

    57.35 £

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

    27.50 £

    1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)

    64.47 £

    1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes

    60.00 £


    Rent Per Month

    Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre

    739.00 £

    Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre

    568.70 £

    Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre

    1,362.38 £

    Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre

    915.24 £


    Buy Apartment Price

    Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre

    3,609.03 £

    Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre

    2,049.17 £



    The Culture of Birmingham

    Birmingham is popular because it is the city which founded the recognition of Veterans Day, and holds the largest Veterans Day celebration which is considered to be the oldest. Birmingham is known for extensive amounts of ingredients for creating iron, coal, ore and limestone all of which can be extracted within a ten-mile radius.

    Birmingham is a multi-cultural city, most of which deals with industrial history, but not being a specialist in any specific industry, like wool making, mining, steel, cotton like other cities do, Birmingham was familiar with plethora (abundance)of small artisan workshops.

     The main theatres in Birmingham are the Hippodrome, which hosts the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the New Alexandra Theatre and Birmingham Repertory Theatre where visitors can watch a variety of classical drama, ballet, opera and musicals.

    Also, Birmingham produces everything from the modern movies at the 30-screen Star City, the largest cinema in the UK, or you can indulge yourself in past times at “the Electric”, the ancient working cinema in the UK.

    Even visitors can stage film premieres- George Clooney’s , Tom Hardy’s lock “The Perfect Storm and Will Smith’s Hitch”  have all had their UK premieres in Birmingham.


    Weather and Environment in Birmingham

    The climate in winter is mild and quite cold and rainy. The summer days are almost rainy. The precipitation is frequent, as the climate is oceanic. During lower temperatures, it can be really cold when talking about the location in a region far of the sea. The coldest month in Birmingham is February when the temperatures fluctuate around 30C (370F); whereby the hottest month is July when temperatures reach around 170C (620F).

    A large urban population in the city of Birmingham results in using more vehicles on the road, leading to air pollution, and producing a great deal of household and commercial garbage which poses big dangers to people and environment of how to get rid of and manage this waste.


    Working in Birmingham

    Birmingham is an energetic city, which is full of enthusiasm and energy- it is a nice place to study and work at. The city is easily reached by road, rail and air.

    It is the youngest city in Europe with the age under 25 for almost half of the population. Universities in Birmingham give students many opportunities to access jobs, skills and volunteering activities that promote employment, and facilitate the process of interviews with employers, who make sure that your working hours should be flexible in order to comply with your course’s requirements.

    “Worklink” is attached at the Guild of Students and functions side by side with the Jobs, Skills and  Volunteering to fit students in with the on – campus casual work at the university.

    International students who desire to have additional information about their potential to work in Birmingham under their student visa can receive consults and pieces of advice from the:  UKCISA working during your studies in the UK website

    A part-time job can support your income and help in having good work experience. This is the view of our universities in having students all over the world relaxed and confident when they study and live in Birmingham.

    Areas and Districts of Birmingham

    • Acocks Green.
    • Alum Rock.
    • Ashted.
    • Aston.
    • Aston Cross.
    • Austin Village.
    • Balsall Heath.
    • Balti Triangle

    The Universities in Birmingham

    There are five universities in Birmingham:

    • Aston University
    • Birmingham City University
    • Birmingham University
    • Newman University
    • University College Birmingham

    Universities in Birmingham / United Kingdom

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