Prices and the cost of living in Margate

Below are some approximate prices which we hope will give you an idea of the cost of living and costs associated with studying at English in Margate. Although we do our best to keep all prices updated we cannot always guarantee they are accurate.

    Course book deposit

  • You will be asked to pay a deposit of £20 for your course book on the first Tuesday of your course. This is returned to you on your last day when you return your unmarked course book.

  • Morrison’s supermarket – Meal Deal – sandwich, crisps and drink: £3
  • Boots – sandwich, crisps/cake and drink: £2.99
  • Giorgios Italian & Greek restaurant light lunch menu: £7.95
  • Subway deal of the day: £3
  • Big Mac Meal: £3.79
    Pubs and clubs

  • A glass of Coca Cola: £2
  • A pint of beer: £3.5
  • Packet of 20 cigarettes: £6
    Entrance fees

  • Entry to Dover Castle: £18.00 with student card
  • Westwood Cinema ticket: £4.99 with student card
  • Carlton Cinema ticket: £3.50
  • Shell Grotto: £3.50 with student card
  • Ten pin bowling: £5.40 per game
    (Sunday Night Special: £2.90 from 7pm)
    Phones and mobile phones

  • A SIM card for your mobile phone (your phone must already be unlocked) available from reception
  • A cheap ‘pay as you go’ mobile phone £20
    (Argos or Tesco)

Transport and trips

  • Megarider weekly bus ticket for Thanet (Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate): £15.00
  • Megarider monthly bus ticket for Thanet (Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate): £53.00
  • Dayrider daily bus ticket for Thanet (Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate): £4.30
  • Bus to Cliftonville: £1.20 single and £1.80 return
  • Bus to Broadstairs: £3.30 return
  • Bus to Ramsgate: £4.10 return
  • Bus to Westwood Cross (Shopping Center) : £2.60 return
  • Bus to Canterbury: £8.60 return
  • School train trip to Canterbury/Whitstable/Sandwich: £10 return
  • School coach trip to Cambridge/Oxford/Brighton: £30
  • Train ticket to London at the weekend travelling as a group of 3 or more: £16.65 return (supersaver ticket)
  • National Express coach to London: £27.40 return
  • Train ticket to Dover travelling as a group of 3 or more people: £9 return at weekends (supersaver ticket)
  • Train and coach tickets are often much cheaper if you buy them on the internet in advance.


  • Essential English Grammar in Use: £14.50 – available at school
  • English Grammar in Use: £14.50 – available at school
  • English Vocabulary in Use: £18
  • Oxford Wordpower dictionary: £16 – available at school
  • Pad of writing paper: £2 (from W.H.Smiths)

  • Electrical adapter: £2
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