Moving to the UK

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1. Posted by Takemtothelakes (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

I am looking for a cheap safe city/town to move to in the UK. I am in my early 20s looking for a place that is affordable, has a decent night life and is suitable for someone my age. Along with a good employment rate.

2. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2262 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Where are you coming from? To give us an idea of your concept of "safe". And what is your citizenship, so we can advise on how easy it is for you to get in.

3. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 2379 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

We also need to know what 'affordable' means to you. What sort of job will you be looking for?

At the moment, nowhere in the UK has a 'good employment rate' because of the pandemic.

4. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2262 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Affordable tends to conflict with nightlife. And nightlife is probably the most unsafe aspect of life in the UK.

The major cost is accommodation - the UK is crowded, and this reflects in property prices and rents. Cheaper towns (eg Carlisle, Middlesbrough, Wrexham, Ayr) don't tend to have many jobs or the best nightlife.

The best nightlife is in larger cities which are the least affordable places.

Do you have a trade or skills that will put you in a particular job? That will likely be the thing which makes the biggest difference.

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