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    Derby is an English city located on the banks of the River Derwent in Derbyshire. The area extends to reach about 78.03 km2 having a population estimated at 236300 according to 2021 census. The city occupies the rank 24th out of 194 cities in the UK population.

    Derby is considered a multi-cultural city in hosting residents from all over the world; its population is composed of Asian, British, Pakistan and minorities of mixed race.

    Derby had been established in the 9th century by the Danes “Deoraby” when the city achieved its status as a city in 1977. The name Derby was derived from “Deoraby” - the name of the founder.

    “Some say that the name was derived from the Old Norse: Norwegians “djur” which means a “deer” and “byr” which means a “farm” or “settlement”.  Derby is believed to be a safe place to live in, for the city was ranked third safest area in the country, with lower rates of crimes than Nottingham.


    Living Expenses in Derby

    An international student estimated monthly costs are $930 (680 P) without rent. Derby is almost 30 % less expensive than New York without rent and the rent in Derby is, in general, 78 % lower than in New York.

    Lists of Living Expenses in Derby in Pounds



    Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

    13.50 £

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

    50.00 £

    McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)

    6.00 £

    Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)

    3.50 £

    Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)

    3.55 £

    Cappuccino (regular)

    2.46 £

    Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)

    1.25 £

    Water (0.33 liter bottle)

    1.00 £




    Milk (regular), (1 liter)

    0.85 £

    Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)

    1.02 £

    Rice (white), (1kg)

    0.78 £

    Eggs (regular) (12)

    1.97 £

    Local Cheese (1kg)

    6.58 £

    Chicken Fillets (1kg)

    5.28 £

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

    10.50 £

    Apples (1kg)

    1.96 £

    Banana (1kg)

    1.08 £

    Oranges (1kg)

    1.70 £

    Tomato (1kg)

    1.59 £

    Potato (1kg)

    0.84 £

    Onion (1kg)

    1.14 £

    Lettuce (1 head)

    0.54 £

    Water (1.5 liter bottle)

    0.79 £

    Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)

    6.00 £

    Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)

    1.50 £

    Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)

    1.51 £

    Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)

    11.00 £




    One-way Ticket (Local Transport)

    2.80 £

    Monthly Pass (Regular Price)

    56.00 £

    Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)

    3.00 £

    Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)

    1.24 £

    Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)

    13.50 £

    Gasoline (1 liter)

    1.27 £

    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)

    18,333.33 £


    Utilities (Monthly)


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

    212.73 £

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

    0.14 £

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

    29.57 £


    Sports And Leisure


    Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult

    30.00 £

    Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)

    10.25 £

    Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat

    9.00 £




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

    900.00 £

    International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child

    13,666.67 £


    Clothing And Shoes


    1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)

    51.67 £

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

    28.33 £

    1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)

    59.33 £

    1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes

    55.83 £


    Rent Per Month


    Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre

    581.43 £

    Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre

    450.62 £

    Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre

    775.00 £

    Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre

    701.25 £


    Buy Apartment Price


    Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre

    3,524.19 £

    Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre

    2,892.00 £


     The Culture of Derby

    The railway roundhouse in Derby is the oldest which is still surviving; it was constructed by four rival rail companies in 1839, the Rocket steam engine’ inventors and engineers –George Stephenson and his son- had been working for one of those companies called North Midland Railway Company.

    Derby has many nice parks and gardens for the public. There are about 375 parks and open spaces which are equal to one seventh of Derby City, equivalent to 2200 football playgrounds.

    Wright is a world renowned artist who was born in Derby in 1734, whose paintings and works are on key galleries’ walls which give an impressive sight for viewers visiting these galleries from all over the world.

    Derby, the city at the middle of the country, is a multicultural diversity, as the people of Derby have the greatest cultural asset. They are of different backgrounds and ideas resulting in rich cultural mix.

    Derby is also known for “setting in motion Britain’s Industrial Revolution”. There are some old factories and spinning mills; and it is as famous as later factories of Rolls Royce, Royal Crown Derby and Railway engineering.


    Famous Derbyshire foods and places to looking for them in Derby where you will find the flavour richness of eatings

    • Bake well Pudding. Any visit to the Peak District and Derbyshire would not be effective without tasting the popular local dessert, Bake well Pudding
    • Hartington Stilton
    • Derbyshire Oatcakes
    • Ashbourne Gingerbread
    • Buxton Pudding
    • Thor Cake
    • Derbyshire Fidgety Pie


    Weather and Environment

    Its climate is oceanic, with rains of much quantity in winter and quite cold. On the coldest days of the year, the temperatures normally drop at night to reach -60C (200F), and rarely they drop below this level. In summer, it is partly cloudy, with short days but nice with temperatures reach about 270C (700F).

    The environment of Derby is green by controlling the smoke. Residents can use authorized smokeless fuels; and if you have a stove classified as an exempt appliance by Defra, you can use fuels suitable for the stove. So “Defra” (Department for Environment, food and Rural Affairs) applies policy on environment, food, rural subjects. Defra is responsible for keeping and preserving biodiversity, region side and marine environment, and for helping sustain and develop green economy which comprises rural communities, farming and food manufacturing.


    Working in Derby

    Derby is a suitable place for international students to live and study, as it is located in the United Kingdom’s heart, beside the Peak District, with a multiple of many attractions being on offer to discover whilst in the city.

    Derby has many pubs and outlets, making it a good place for international students to work. Derby is considered a city of culture having several thriving attractions: The Derby museum and art gallery encompasses the biggest collection of Joseph Wright paintings.

    Also, the unique restaurants, bars, different outlets and other facilities that Derby possesses make it a large place to look for potential jobs. As a student you will find a job in Derby, just sign up for free to the website today and find out about vacancies below.

    Students can apply in a fun and interesting jobs to pubs, where they can gain new skills and money, in addition to meeting new different people.

    Customer service jobs are concerned with solving problems and working with people, which can be a good opportunity for advancing skills while studying at the university.

    Retail jobs are furthermore perfect when earning money during study and improving skills.  Having good communication and management skills abilities are essential to easily be employed in such jobs.

    Just sign to one of these websites:

    Bar Staff and Waiter and Waitress Jobs in Derby

    Customer Service Jobs in Derby

    Retail Jobs in Derby 

     International students can work up to 20 hours so long as they are committed to regulations written on their visas during study –term, and they are supposed to stick to these regulations, or they will expose themselves to severe punishment.

     The Areas and Districts in Derby

    • Allenton
    • Allestree
    • Alvaston
    • Boulton
    • California
    • Chaddesden
    • Chellaston
    • Darley Abbey

     The Universities in Derby

    The University of Derby: The academic structure of the university is divided into five colleges which are also sub-divided into several schools.

    Universities in Derby / United Kingdom

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