My husband got a job offer in London. We are currently calculating how much we will need to spend there and how much we can save from the salary offer, compared to our current situation here.
Can anyone help me with cost of living in London? I got some ideas from www.workgateways.com but still no clue about monthly cost for electricity, water, telephone... Or are they in one package with flat rental cost?
better than flat get a 3 bedroom house for some 1000 pounds per month and let the rooms out.
less than 1 pound per day for each (gas, electricity, water, phone) in a 3 bedroom house - but council tax around 100 pounds per month.
on top of your husband wages you can work here youself - even part-time
forgot - public transport expensive (100 pounds per month), bicycling adviceable
Thanks for the info.
What is council tax?
What about living in the suburb, I read that it could reduce the cost by a third. Advise please?
council (local authority) tax replaced infamous poll tax (introduced by monster thatcher).
Check loot.com or gumtree.com for prices - all of them there are prive lettings, requiring less paperwork for the landlord then those from the letting agencies.
Generally the further you go from the centre - the cheaper. But find out first where exactly your husband will be working - cummuting for hours everyday is not a fun.
Are you both going to or able to work, how many people will you have to feed, are their any kids. I guess if it's the two of you with just one salery then if it's £20,000 you will struggle. If it's £40,000 it wont be so bad. If it's higher then great.
If we are going, there will only be both of us, but we will have dependants back home (2 persons in 1 household) and will have to continue paying a monthly house installment. Of course we expect to save some too.
How much actually the salary for a fresh graduate? Because so far I've been researching and I found that the living cost is so expensive there. How much salary do you think is appropriate for a professional with 7 years+ of experience?
Thanks for the links!
If we are going we will live in the suburb and work in East London, so I guess transportation cost can be reduced, am I correct?
from 12 000 to 120 000
The salary range you gave is so big. What is the average? From researching now I know that London is very expensive. What is the normal/average expense for 2 persons per month, especially for food/groceries?
the average in London is 15 000.
food 20 pounds per week per person - cook yourself.
the biggest expense can be accomodation - but you can actually live for free if you get 3 bedroom house and sublet some rooms out.