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    The city is located in the east of England on the River Cam, hosting the prestigious University of Cambridge, which was founded in 1209. Visiting Cambridge is something enjoyable, as the city needs a 3-hour walk to discover the beautifulness of this city where Cambridge is definitely the best picturesque City in the country.

    The area of the City extends to reach 40.7 km2 hosting a population of 118,403 according to census of April1, 2020. They are of different nationalities 67 % of whom are from Europe, 17% are from Asia or Pacific Islander, 10 % are of African origins and few are of insignificant minorities.

    Cambridge means “Bridge over the River Cam”. Cam is a river runs through Cambridge to finally meet the Thames in London. The old name of Cambridge was “Granta Bridge” as the river, where the city stands on, was called long time ago “Granta”, not the “Cam”. Then the “Gr” converted to a “c” and the “nt” converted to “m”.

    There are five things Cambridge is known for:

    1. Cambridge University. The University of Cambridge is undoubtedly the most famous thing about Cambridge
    2. King's College Chapel. One part of the university that is particularly popular is the chapel at King's College
    3. Punting and Rowing
    4. Scientific Discoveries
    5. Football

    Cambridge is a good city for students to visit and study for it is overall a very safe city, when compared to other main cities inside Europe. Although it is the safest city in the UK,, it involves a number of troubles, but using your common senses could rescue you out of any problem.

    The modern city of Cambridge was established in the late 8th century when the Danes settled Eastern England. They built a fortified town named a “burgh” on the region. Cambridge used to be surrounded by a ditch and an earth mound (wall).

    The first decree was issued in the 12th century, declaring the region to be a town, but the modern city status was officially conferred in 1951, after which the drive of construction and development started.


     Living Expenses in Cambridge

    An international student estimated monthly costs are $960 (700P), without rent. Cambridge is 25 % less expensive than New York, without rent.

    Lists of living costs in Cambridge in Pounds



    Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

    15.00 £

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

    60.00 £

    McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)

    6.50 £

    Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)

    4.50 £

    Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)

    4.00 £

    Cappuccino (regular)

    2.89 £

    Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)

    1.70 £

    Water (0.33 liter bottle)

    1.22 £




    Milk (regular), (1 liter)

    0.90 £

    Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)

    1.11 £

    Rice (white), (1kg)

    0.88 £

    Eggs (regular) (12)

    2.50 £

    Local Cheese (1kg)

    7.13 £

    Chicken Fillets (1kg)

    5.91 £

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

    9.39 £

    Apples (1kg)

    1.83 £

    Banana (1kg)

    1.03 £

    Oranges (1kg)

    2.18 £

    Tomato (1kg)

    1.95 £

    Potato (1kg)

    0.92 £

    Onion (1kg)

    0.86 £

    Lettuce (1 head)

    0.57 £

    Water (1.5 liter bottle)

    1.06 £

    Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)

    8.50 £

    Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)

    2.10 £

    Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)

    1.90 £

    Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)

    10.50 £




    One-way Ticket (Local Transport)

    3.00 £

    Monthly Pass (Regular Price)

    57.60 £

    Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)

    2.80 £

    Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)

    1.09 £

    Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)

    18.00 £

    Gasoline (1 liter)

    1.29 £

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

    20,000.00 £

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

    18,666.67 £


    Utilities (Monthly)


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

    146.13 £

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

    0.13 £

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

    35.10 £


    Sports And Leisure


    Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult

    36.25 £

    Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)

    5.08 £

    Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat

    11.00 £




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

    1,084.70 £

    International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child

    12,000.00 £

    Clothing And Shoes


    1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)

    71.43 £

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

    31.43 £

    1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)

    71.43 £

    1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes

    80.62 £


    Rent Per Month


    Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre

    1,123.44 £

    Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre

    881.67 £

    Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre

    1,922.73 £

    Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre

    1,353.89 £

    Buy Apartment Price


    Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre

    5,835.50 £

    Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre

    2,841.67 £


     The Culture in the City of Cambridge

    The City of Cambridge is famous for its university which gives the place an ever lifelong icon in having 31 colleges which constitute half of all the buildings in the city centre.

    Cambridge is intensively wealthy in properties. It has a long and stunning history; the Cambridge University is home to several impressive colleges and cultural facilities.

    Dating back to Medieval Ages, Cambridge University’s colleges are astonishing facilities of architecture which are spread throughout the city, the doors of which are open to everyone.

    Scudamore’s or Cambridge Chauffeur Punts will give you the opportunity to rent a boat or take a trip on a chauffeured tour to enjoy a sunny day.

    Cambridge University Botanic Garden offers a fantastic rest from the bustling city and is the suitable place for having a short visit.

    The Art Museum of the University of Cambridge receives more than 300,000 visitors. It includes five branches holding antiquities from ancient Egypt, Sudan, Greece and Rome...

    The Imperial War Museum has approximately 200 preserved vintage aircraft perched in a number of spacious hangers. They perform air shows all over the year. In addition, the Polar Museum narrates the story of astonishing polar explorations, having exhibitions from Scott’s crew.


    The Weather and Environment of Cambridge

    The climate in Cambridge is very cold and rainy in winter, while almost rainy in the summer. The climate is characterized by rain round the year, but with different amounts. During coldest nights of the year, the temperatures normally decrease below 00C until they reach -50C (230F), and sometimes reach lower than this range.

    Sustainable environment is promoted in the City of Cambridge via preservation endeavours, such as Green House Reduction- programmes and climate protection, in addition to exerting efforts to the urban forest and natural regions.

    The Cambridge Stewardship project commenced in 2007:

    • 10,000 native trees, shrubs and wildflowers have been planted.
    • 150 native species at 23 sites across the city have been founded.
    • Supported by more than 3,000 volunteers and 75 society groups, the project has held more than 80 planting drives.


    Working in Cambridge

    Cambridge students seem to be the most studious students in the UK. They can work, on average, up to about 48 hours every week, as long as they are committed to their study.

    Students can see current vacancies and those of lots of Cambridge colleges and affiliated institutions. Also, students can investigate all of the information they require to know about working for one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities. The staff of the university is always ready to offer help.

    Research students who take a course of more than 12 months might enroll into paid work up to 10 hours, at maximum, every week provided that both the Supervisor and College Tutor agree upon that. 

     The Districts of Cambridge

    Cambridge Commercial Districts

    • Central Square
    • East Cambridge
    • Fresh Pond and Alewife
    • Harvard Square
    • Huron Village and Observatory Hill
    • Inman Square
    • Kendall Square
    • Lower Massachusetts Ave


    The Universities in Cambridge

    Cambridge is home to two universities:

    1. The University of Cambridge: It is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and is ranked second in the world
    2. Anglia Ruskin University: One of the largest in the East of England with around 39,400 students worldwide.

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