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i have been considering a career move for the last couple of months as im getting a bit fed up of what ive doing now.

what would it be like working in london.

what i really want to know is how much income i'd need to live comfortably in the BIG city. :D

ive seen a couple of different jobs advertised there ive been interested in but want to know before i take the plunge and realise its not enough. there will be 2 of us.


cheers guys :D
 

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from what I've been told its very expensive to live in the centre, seems a lot of people live in surrounding areas and commute, we got the Mak from an area called Barnet by Potters Bar, very posh :D
 

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I did it and can't wait to move back out of the stinking hole. :moon:

You will need to earn at least 100k to get anything reasonable in the centre. The worst bedsit you could think off will cost £150k+, unless you move to a depraved area on the outskirts of london and commute. Upmarket areas - forget it.
 

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What sort of house do you have and how much is it worth today? I would guess that whatever you've got you'd need to spend 3 to 4 times as much to get the same standard of living in London.
 

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Hi

A 2 up 2 down in wandsworth without off road parking will cost you between £250k--£300k

I do contract work in London and i hate the place **** everywhere and to much traffic does me head in !!!

Hope this helps....LOL

Lee
 

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Well if you live in Croydon area which is a 15 mins train ride from London you'll be looking at

150K - 180K for a 2 Bed Flat or masonette

180K - £250 for a 3 bed house

Obviously Croydon is the very border of Greater London
 

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oooohhhhhhh. :eek:

ive not got my own place yet but im ready to get one. buying one here is just going to put another root in where i am just now and it will be another reason to stay here.

so really i could move pretty much anywhere just now as theres no ties here where i am. i am also fed up in the job im in and want a change from that.

london seems a little expensive though.
 

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Wullie,

The cost of living down here varies a lot depending mainly on where you want to live and how big/nice a place you want so what you need to earn to be comfortable will vary a lot. Might be worth coming down for a week and looking around to get an idea of places/prices etc and comparing to the money on offer - and see if you can stand it :)

Some people love it, some people hate it. I've been down here since I was a teenager and haven't felt the need to move back to the great open spaces - yet. If you're serious about coming down I can give you a bit more detail about where to live etc.

PS: if you're keeping the Evo, I'd get somewhere with a garage if I were you...

Steve.
 

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Go Hurry up!!!

You can get a job on the streets as a Rent Boy!!! :crackup:

The cost of living would be far greater,so the money you get in one hand and taken away on the other!!!
 

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i live in essex and commute to london everyday, i can do door to door in an hour on a normal day, i work in EC4 which is nearly central london, i prefer to live outside of London as i dont really like the place too much, but the wages in london are over double what i could earn in my area, althought does cost me 3k a year on train travel.
 

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i worked and stayed in london for a while, i was lucky and stayed rent free in sw4 which is well nice. however the cost of living is ridiculous and basically imho if your worrying at all about cash when your there forget it. traffic is a feckin joke, noise and polloution is ridiculous, water is filthy, more or less everyone is out to get as much as they can at anyone elses expense, people are down right rude especially if your a scot, crime is rife EVERYWHERE, cocaine is shite, clubs are full of pretentious tossers and birds that love themselves, IMMIGRATION, no matter how slowly and clearly you speak middle class londoners still pretend to find you difficult to understand, they all ask if you have got a kilt and do you eat haggis?, they ask about your clan at dinner parties, police are even more corrupt down there (hard to believe i know), pubs shut at ridiculous times, buskers, the underground, yankee tourists with union jack flags, the bloody m25, an outrageous obsession with tea and the queen mum hence those commerative tea towels, chas and dave, constantly hearing the phrase "your avin a laugh intcha?", plastic gangsters that say "understand" at the end of each sentence, gay pride marches, commerative plates, etc etc.


apart from that its just great mate.
 

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y2kfireblade said:
i worked and stayed in london for a while, i was lucky and stayed rent free in sw4 which is well nice. however the cost of living is ridiculous and basically imho if your worrying at all about cash when your there forget it. traffic is a feckin joke, noise and polloution is ridiculous, water is filthy, more or less everyone is out to get as much as they can at anyone elses expense, people are down right rude especially if your a scot, crime is rife EVERYWHERE, cocaine is shite, clubs are full of pretentious tossers and birds that love themselves, IMMIGRATION, no matter how slowly and clearly you speak middle class londoners still pretend to find you difficult to understand, they all ask if you have got a kilt and do you eat haggis?, they ask about your clan at dinner parties, police are even more corrupt down there (hard to believe i know), pubs shut at ridiculous times, buskers, the underground, yankee tourists with union jack flags, the bloody m25, an outrageous obsession with tea and the queen mum hence those commerative tea towels, chas and dave, constantly hearing the phrase "your avin a laugh intcha?", plastic gangsters that say "understand" at the end of each sentence, gay pride marches, commerative plates, etc etc.

apart from that its just great mate.
Glad you enjoyed it ;)
 

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LeeLegend-TME139 said:
it was harsh.....but fair

if you want roads to be paved with gold, you need to stump up the dosh....northerners dont understand that ;)
Hmm, Lee - I'm from Cheshire - and its more posh than Essex up there by a long shot + house prices in the better part of Cheshire (ie not the scummy industrial bit that Insbro lives in) are more expensive than naff Essex :p
 
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