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 given a course book to use during your stay. If this is lost or not returned you will be charged the cost of the book which is around £30 – £40.
    The average cost of lunch here is between £5 at a chain restaurant and £10-15 at a local restaurant.
    Pubs and clubs

  • A glass of Coca Cola: £2
  • A pint of beer: £6
    Entrance fees

  • Entry to Dover Castle: £18.00 with student card
  • Westwood Cinema ticket: £7.99 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)

Transport and trips

  • Megarider weekly bus ticket for Thanet (Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate): £18.00
  • 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: £5 return
  • School train trip to Canterbury/Whitstable/Sandwich: £10 return
  • Train ticket to London at the weekend travelling as a group of 3 or more: £25.00 return (supersaver ticket)
  • National Express coach to London: £27.40 return
  • Train ticket to Dover travelling as a group of 3 or more people: £15 return at weekends (supersaver ticket)
  • Train and coach tickets are often much cheaper if you buy them on the internet in advance.

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