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You seem to have missed the part of my sentence that clearly said "unless in london".
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You seem to have missed the part of my sentence that clearly said "unless in london".
yeah, other parts of the country, 17k is piss easy to live on! Yeah!
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Absolutely. I can understand London living, sure. But for the rest of the UK, if you can't live on 17k - why not?
I know right, I just took a quick look at non student rent prices in my area and you can get 1 bedroom flats or apartments for as cheap as £73 a week and 2 bedrooms for as cheap as £90 a week. That amount to just £3796-4680 a year for rent, then add around a grand on top for council tax. The say you spend £30 a week on food that's £1560, electric and gas let's say £40 a week (and that is above average at least in my experience) , that's £2080. TV licence £145.50 a year. Internet £120 a year, land-line can get as cheap as £6 a month (not really even a necessity any more, so not adding that to final figures, I don't actually know of any friends who actually pay for a landline since moving out from home). Phone contract, can get a good sim plan for £120 a year. Transport will differ per area so I'll just say £1000 a year just to be on the larger side. That all adds up to around £9300. Not sure if I missed any obvious expenses, I'm quite tired. But from what I've added up that leaves £7700 which leaves £641 disposable income a month!


I bet I've missed out something important to add to costs now :P
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yeah, other parts of the country, 17k is piss easy to live on! Yeah!

I wouldn't live in London simply because everything is over priced.
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(Original post by SophieSmall)
I know right, I just took a quick look at non student rent prices in my area and you can get 1 bedroom flats or apartments for as cheap as £73 a week and 2 bedrooms for as cheap as £90 a week. That amount to just £3796-4680 a year for rent, then add around a grand on top for council tax. The say you spend £30 a week on food that's £1560, electric and gas let's say £40 a week (and that is above average at least in my experience) , that's £2080. TV licence £145.50 a year. Internet £120 a year, land-line can get as cheap as £6 a month (not really even a necessity any more, so not adding that to final figures, I don't actually know of any friends who actually pay for a landline since moving out from home). Phone contract, can get a good sim plan for £120 a year. Transport will differ per area so I'll just say £1000 a year just to be on the larger side. That all adds up to around £9300. Not sure if I missed any obvious expenses, I'm quite tired. But from what I've added up that leaves £7700 which leaves £641 disposable income a month!


I bet I've missed out something important to add to costs now :P
London flat prices for a couple are around 250 for somewhere scuzz and non central, 300 for a nicer but small one-bed or studio and 350 plus for anything actually nice. I check them quite a lot, because I like to dream (I'm a year 13 student).

I think 30 pounds a week on food is conservative - 50 at least.

(Original post by Balloon Baboon)
I wouldn't live in London simply because everything is over priced.
Rent is high. very, very high.

Everything else is pretty much the same and it's worth it for the things that happen here, the diversity, the tube and the southbank. Also for the pride you get in saying that you live in london, and most of the people here are nice too.
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London flat prices for a couple are around 250 for somewhere scuzz and non central, 300 for a nicer but small one-bed or studio and 350 plus for anything actually nice. I check them quite a lot, because I like to dream (I'm a year 13 student).

I think 30 pounds a week on food is conservative - 50 at least.



Rent is high. very, very high.

Everything else is pretty much the same and it's worth it for the things that happen here, the diversity, the tube and the southbank. Also for the pride you get in saying that you live in london, and most of the people here are nice too.

Aye I was talking about costs outside of London or other notoriously expensive areas.

Going to have to disagree with you, I think £50 a week for food for a single person is ridiculous. I actually live on between £10-15 a week on food and I eat all the time! £30 a week for food is like a gold mine for me. Unless unnecessarily buying branded everything there is absolutely no need for a single persons food to be £50 a week, unless they have some expensive dietary requirements.
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I wouldn't live in London simply because everything is over priced.
Really not a fan of London either, I'd hate to live there.
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Aye I was talking about costs outside of London or other notoriously expensive areas.

Going to have to disagree with you, I think £50 a week for food for a single person is ridiculous. I actually live on between £10-15 a week on food and I eat all the time! £30 a week for food is like a gold mine for me. Unless unnecessarily buying branded everything there is absolutely no need for a single persons food to be £50 a week, unless they have some expensive dietary requirements.
I love food and I love cooking - a salmon fillet and some noodles, as well as maybe some broccoli, will be about a fiver, just for dinner. Plus breakfast materials and something small for lunch - maybe 40 at the very least.
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Really not a fan of London either, I'd hate to live there.
Why not?
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I love food and I love cooking - a salmon fillet and some noodles, as well as maybe some broccoli, will be about a fiver, just for dinner. Plus breakfast materials and something small for lunch - maybe 40 at the very least.
I love food and cooking also, buy salmon in bulk for cheaper prices for freezing (if you don't mind freezing salmon, I know some people hate it). Vegetables are very cheap, noodles cheap as chips as well. Still completely disagree with you, £40 is a lot. Besides I doubt you have salmon every day :P

I find when people say food is expensive or that they can;t afford food they often do the following:

-Buy everything branded from baked beans and milk to orange juice.
-Don't know how to cook
-Don't know how to properly use all ingredients without wastage
-Don't adopt good shopping methods, such as buying ingredients each day rather than doing a large shop a week or every two weeks. People often spend a lot more doing this.
-Buy more than they need and waste food as it goes off.
-Eat out a lot, or always buy lunches out rather than making their own.
-too lazy to plan ahead
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Tbh I wouldn't consider anything less than £90k+ a good wage.
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Why not?
It's too busy, don't like the atmosphere'at all, overpriced as hell and in my opinion not worth the price. Nothing to gain (that I care for) from living in London that I couldn't get in any other large city.
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everyone here is unbelievable
please think carefully about your post
please
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(Original post by SophieSmall)
I love food and cooking also, buy salmon in bulk for cheaper prices for freezing (if you don't mind freezing salmon, I know some people hate it) - I do prefer it fresh. Vegetables are very cheap, noodles cheap as chips as well. Still completely disagree with you, £40 is a lot. Besides I doubt you have salmon every day - but other stuff too… two tins of tomatoes, a couple of onions, already have a clove of garlic, some pasta, tins of tuna, olives and cheese would come to about 9ish, just for that. :P

I find when people say food is expensive or that they can;t afford food they often do the following:

-Buy everything branded from baked beans heinz… does that count? and milk own brand to orange juice own brand.
-Don't know how to cook I do.
-Don't know how to properly use all ingredients without wastage I eat a lot - but occasionally overestimate slightly on the pasta front.
-Don't adopt good shopping methods, such as buying ingredients each day rather than doing a large shop a week or every two weeks. People often spend a lot more doing this. Whenever I visit my SO at uni we buy for that evening's meal, and tomorrow's breakfast/lunch - but we eat everything.
-Buy more than they need and waste food as it goes off. hate when this happens to perfectly good tomatoes and milk at uni.
-Eat out a lot, or always buy lunches out rather than making their own. guilty of the second, but the tesco £3 meal deal is hard to beat to be fair.
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I'm quite lucky that I live up North so prices are generally a lot cheaper. My current wage is £12k. I own my own house, so I have a mortgage to pay (fyi nowhere near £1k a month, half it) and I can afford to eat and socialise a couple of times a month. I do share my mortgage so it is a lot cheaper but still have to pay for bills, phone contract, travel etc so I don't have a lot left to play with.

It is perfectly easy to live on a low wage if you know how to budget. I can't afford to splash out on nice clothes very often, but as long as I can eat nice food and socialise then thats important to me!

As a student I learnt to cook meals from scratch, found the best places to buy fresh fruit and veg, bought foods in bulk and bought ingredients that I can get a few meals out of (and make meals and freeze them)

I've come from a low income family so I'm used to going without certain things like expensive holidays and luxuries, and value money a lot more.
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everyone here is unbelievable
please think carefully about your post
please
eh?

It's too busy, don't like the atmosphere'at all, overpriced as hell and in my opinion not worth the price. Nothing to gain (that I care for) from living in London that I couldn't get in any other large city.
what's wrong with the atmosphere?

what do you care for?
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At this present day £20K after tax.
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200,000+ given the hours
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I would say if your earning about your age your doing pretty well, until around 40/50 where it begins to trail off as your at the top of the company/wherever you work
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