This post can give you an idea of your total expenditure on your PLAB journey, from the day you begin studying for PLAB 1, until the day you get your first job. It does not include the cost of travelling to the UK for your first job.
Breakdown of Expenses
|IELTS UKVI Academic||£200|
|Visa fee||£100 – £200|
|Return Ticket||£400 – £700|
|PLAB 2 Course||£600 – £1,000|
|Course Accommodation||£100 – £150 per week|
|Exam Accommodation||£50 – £100|
|Food||£7 – £10 per day|
|Groceries||£100 – £200 per month|
|Intracity Travel||£100 per month|
|Intercity Travel||£50 – £200|
|ECFMG Verification||£155 – £260|
|Unseen expenditures||£0 – £500|
|Total||£5,000 – £6,000|
Factors Affecting Total Cost
The total cost of your journey depends on the following factors:
- Duration of stay in the UK.
- Lifestyle in the UK.
- The presence of family or friends in the UK.
- If you travel for interviews in person or if you prefer Skype interviews (most employers accept Skype interviews).
Rough Estimate Only
Of course, the numbers mentioned above are supposed to give you only a rough idea. The cost of your own journey to the UK might be different, based on the factors mentioned above.
Compared to other countries’ exams, the whole PLAB journey costs a lot less.