UK COST OF LIVING IN ENGLAND – WHAT SALARY DO YOU NEED FOR A DECENT LIVING?

So what is the cost of living in England? Salaries are probably higher than in your home country, but so are the costs. Is it true that some people are are living hand to mouth here? … In some cases yes, but most are living just fine. The cost of living in England is quite good compared to wages, although the pound is dropping quite fast since Brexit… We already established in the previous article that food costs in the UK about the same as in countries in East Europe, so from the start you are at an advantage. Let’s see what costs and expenses we have in England:

  1. Accommodation: by far the biggest expense you will have will be securing a roof over your head. Unless you bring along around 150 to 200 thousand pounds to buy your own house, you will most likely rent like most people. The rental expense depends a lot on where you are. In general in the South of England (London, Southampton), and especially in London, to rent of a house costs double or triple compared to renting a similar house in the North of England (Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Doncaster, Hull, Newcastle). If in the North you can easily find a house of your own at 500-600 pounds per month, in London on the website www.rightmove.co.uk, the only rental house located in a decent area that is less than a thousand pounds per month was in Brentwood (one hour by car or train + subway to central London)
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UK Cat costa viata in Anglia? – Ce salariu iti trebuie pentru un trai decent?

UK Cost of living in England – What salary do you need for a decent living? English Article HERE

Cat costa viata in Anglia? Salariile sunt mai mari ca in Romania dar si costurile, e adevarat ca unii fac foamea pe aici? …in cazul unora da, dar majoritatea o duc bine. Costul vietii in Anglia e destul de bun fata de salarii, desi lire scade cam repede de cand cu Brexit-ul… Am stabilit deja in articolul anterior ca mancarea costa in UK cam la fel cat costa si in Romania, asa ca din start sunteti in avantaj in Vest. Hai sa vedem ce costuri si cheltuieli avem in Anglia:

  1. Cazarea: de departe cea mai mare cheltuiala va fi asigurarea unui acoperis deasupra capului. Daca nu cumva veniti cu vreo 150-200 de mii de lire la voi ca sa va cumparati propia casa, veti sta ca majoritatea in chirie. Asta depinde foarte mult de zona unde sunteti. In general in Sudul Angliei (Londra, Southampton) , si mai ales in Londra, chiria unei case costa dublu sau triplu fata de o casa similara in Nordul Angliei (Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Doncaster, Hull, Newcastle). Daca in Nord gasesti lejer o casa propie la 500-600 lire pe luna, in Londra pe site-ul www.rightmove.co.uk , singura casa propie de inchiriat intr-o zona decenta pana intr-o mie de lire pe luna era in Brentwood (la o ora de mers cu masina sau cu trenul+metrou de centrul Londrei)
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FIRST 30 DAYS AS EXPAT IN ENGLAND UK

A month ago we were packing again our luggage to move to another country. After the very useful experience in France, we were now ready to move to England, UK. After living for a year in France, we left with mixed impressions. I knew we had to move somewhere where we speak the language and where we can really integrate into society, and I believe we could not truly achieve this there.

When the expiry date of my fixed-term work contract in France was approaching, I started looking for work options in England. After some promising interviews, I still had nothing secured, but I did had an invitation to come for a follow up face-to-face interview that seemed 80% sure. I took a risk and quickly bought a one way plane ticket. I was aware that if I came only for a few days visit just for the interview and somehow it failed, I would return to Romania with the tail between my legs and depressed and it would have been very difficult to ever come back. Fortunately, the interview here went well.

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PRIMELE 30 DE ZILE IN HULL, ANGLIA UK CA EXPAT

FIRST 30 DAYS AS EXPAT IN HULL ENGLAND UK – English article HERE

Acum o luna ne faceam iar bagajele pentru a ne muta in alta tara. Dupa experienta foarte folositoare din Franta, eram acum pregatiti pentru a ne muta in Anglia, UK. Dupa un an de locuit in Franta, am ramas cu impresii mixte. Stiam ca trebuie sa ne mutam undeva unde vorbim limba si unde ne putem integra cu adevarat in societate, si asta cred ca nu o puteam face acolo.

La apropierea termenului de expirare a contractului cu durata fixa de munca din Franta, am inceput sa imi caut variante de munca in Anglia. Dupa cateva interviuri promitatoare nu aveam inca nimic sigur in mana dar aveam o invitatie sa vin pentru un al treilea interviu fata in fata, cu aceasi firma ce parea 80% sigur. Mi-am asumat un risc si am cumparat repede bilet de avion doar dus si am venit cu toate bagajele la mine. Eram constient ca daca vin doar cateva zile in vizita la interviu si cumva pica, m-as intoarce in Romania cu coada intre picioare deprimat si mi-ar fi foarte greu sa ma intorc. Din fericire interviul aici a decurs foarte bine.

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