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£9 for that? Tesco, tinned chopped tomatoes are like 40p a can, can get a pack of onion in aldi or lidl for about 69p, bag of pasta can get for as cheap as 29p, home bargins you can get a 4 pack of tuna cans (branded ones too) for £1.60, no idea on olives as I hate the things :P cheese, I buy the big 900g blocks from aldi/lide for £3.99

Another thing I've found, people are often either too lazy or too proud to shop in cheaper stores (not saying this is necessarily the case for you). Though I do understand sometimes the stores aren't always in the area...though you can get deliveries.

Yeah that counts :P I genuinely can't taste the difference. Though I rarely eat beans.

Aye, I wasn't implying you in particular can't cook, it's just a trend I have noticed.

I always overestimate on pasta! :P But then I eat it all anyway because I'm a greedy *******

No harm in doing it every now and again, but it's so easy to lose track of spending and buy far to much (even if you end up eating it all, if it was too much it's not like you saved money...you just ate more) or far to often when you are going shopping every day. I've done it myself.

I know! I learnt that fast, first week of first year in uni I bought way more veg than I needed and half of it went off, money down the drain.

I agree it's a good deal for one off occasions, but if you're making it a daily habit it's an unnecessary cost when you can just make the sandwich yourself, buy multi packs of crisps and bring your own bottle for a fraction of the cost over time.

Convenience costs money, and it adds up.
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£9 for that? Tesco, tinned chopped tomatoes are like 40p a can - had to get napolitana ones because they ran out of own brand - £1.00 for two, can get a pack of onion in aldi or lidl for about 69p live nowhere near either of those - but I guessed 60p, bag of pasta can get for as cheap as 29p no way - about a quid for half a kilo, but I'd use half of that, so it lasts for two goes, home bargins you can get a 4 pack of tuna cans (branded ones too) for £1.60 yeah, about that, no idea on olives as I hate the things 1.50 for a decent sized jar? nice to snack on too. :P cheese, I buy the big 900g blocks from aldi/lide for £3.99 aww fack, can't stand those. 500g = 4 quid ish.

your estimates: £8.87 (I used my olives estimate, but even cheapo ones (50p?) would be £7.87, which isn't far off 9 quid, to be fair.

my estimates: £9.70, maybe the olives are high, but hey.

Another thing I've found, people are often either too lazy or too proud to shop in cheaper stores whatever's nearest for me - waitrose on my parents cash, sainsbury's on my own, aldi for the things I care less about (not saying this is necessarily the case for you). Though I do understand sometimes the stores aren't always in the area...though you can get deliveries. they cost money, don't they? and I quite like the walk

Yeah that counts :P I genuinely can't taste the difference. Though I rarely eat beans. heinz is the only way.

Aye, I wasn't implying you in particular can't cook, it's just a trend I have noticed. no, fair enough. out of 16 sharing the kitchen I'm the only one who cooks (and I don't even live there)… but I get to make everyone jealous

I always overestimate on pasta! :P But then I eat it all anyway because I'm a greedy ******* this. this is me.

No harm in doing it every now and again, but it's so easy to lose track of spending and buy far to much (even if you end up eating it all, if it was too much it's not like you saved money...you just ate more) or far to often when you are going shopping every day. I've done it myself.

I know! I learnt that fast, first week of first year in uni I bought way more veg than I needed and half of it went off, money down the drain. ah ****.

I agree it's a good deal for one off occasions, but if you're making it a daily habit it's an unnecessary cost when you can just make the sandwich yourself, buy multi packs of crisps and bring your own bottle for a fraction of the cost over time. yeah, bottled water then I guess. I don't reaaaaally eat crisps, but I guess it would be a bit cheaper...

Convenience costs money, and it adds up.
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Ah well sometimes they run out of stuff, kind of sucks you don't live near aldi or lidl they're great value for a bunch of stuff. Not joking, can get 500g bags of pasta for 29p from tesco, other supermarkets do similar own brand prices. Not entirely sure what you are implying with the tuna stuff...you seem kind of fussy, if you're implying what I think you're implying. No idea, hate olives with a passion. Why do you hate the 900g blocks? They're no different to the 500g blocks...just bigger. I also kind of see cheese as not a regular weekly shop purchase as the 900g blocks will last me 2 weeks so it's not like you'd be spending that every single time you went in the shop...unless you eat an ungodly amount of cheese in which case I'd be worried for your health.

Whatever shops nearest to you, means you pay for the convenience which is kind of unnecessary, unless the cheaper shops are miles and miles away.

Depends how much you spend on the shop on whether it costs money for deliveries, so if you're a bulk buyer like me then it's free. If it's in walking distance then it's obviously not too far away.

Ehh, suit yourself, Just don't complain about the price.

Ahah I know the feeling, apart from one other person in my 8 person house I'm the only person who cooks properly.

It would be A LOT cheaper over time.
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want to earn £20k a year but only work like 10-20 hours a week in a job i enjoy.
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There are some delusional people on this thread!!
They're not "delusional", it just depends on what kind of lifestyle you're used to, and can be reasonably expected to provide for yourself. It's completely relative.

For someone who has grown up in a household and society of multimillionaires, whose parents have spent thousands of pounds on their education and who are very well connected amongst influential people in the corporate world, a peak salary of £50k is quite an underachievement, all things considered.

But given the circumstances that someone else has grown up in, the type of education they've received, the type of lifestyle their used to etc. they might consider someone earning that much to be extremely rich.
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Ah well sometimes they run out of stuff, kind of sucks you don't live near aldi or lidl they're great value for a bunch of stuff. Not joking, can get 500g bags of pasta for 29p from tesco, other supermarkets do similar own brand prices. Not entirely sure what you are implying with the tuna stuff...you seem kind of fussy, if you're implying what I think you're implying which is what? £1.60 sounds about right for 4 tins . No idea, hate olives with a passion. Why do you hate the 900g blocks? It's just… there's own brand, and then there's that and, maybe just maybe this is the one instance I'd splash out another quid or so and get something a little nicer :') I meant aldi cheese, not the 900gs They're no different to the 500g blocks...just bigger. I also kind of see cheese as not a regular weekly shop purchase as the 900g blocks will last me 2 weeks so it's not like you'd be spending that every single time you went in the shop...unless you eat an ungodly amount of cheese in which case I'd be worried for your health. I eat a lot. Not ungodly, but maybe 900g in a week?

Whatever shops nearest to you, means you pay for the convenience which is kind of unnecessary, unless the cheaper shops are miles and miles away. true.

Depends how much you spend on the shop on whether it costs money for deliveries, so if you're a bulk buyer like me then it's free. If it's in walking distance then it's obviously not too far away.

Ehh, suit yourself, Just don't complain about the price.

Ahah I know the feeling, apart from one other person in my 8 person house I'm the only person who cooks properly.

It would be A LOT cheaper over time.
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(Original post by Guills on wheels)
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I thought you were implying there was something wrong with shopping in home bargains I've found most places usually charge around £3 for 3 tins of tuna.

I think the aldi cheese blocks actually tastes quite nice though I get the mature stuff, though their grates cheese has a slight plastic taste to it. Iceland do similar priced blocks of cheese for the same size in a variety of types of cheese.

That is a lot of cheese a week for a single person. That's around 3500 calories a week JUST for cheese. That's not even talking about the fat.
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(Original post by SophieSmall)
I thought you were implying there was something wrong with shopping in home bargains I've found most places usually charge around £3 for 3 tins of tuna.

I think the aldi cheese blocks actually tastes quite nice though I get the mature stuff, though their grates cheese has a slight plastic taste to it. Iceland do similar priced blocks of cheese for the same size in a variety of types of cheese.

That is a lot of cheese a week for a single person. That's around 3500 calories a week JUST for cheese. That's not even talking about the fat.
although, to be fair, I've never lived or eaten cheese on my own.

I am actually counting my gf here, come to think of it.

That explains it.
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(Original post by Guills on wheels)
although, to be fair, I've never lived or eaten cheese on my own.

I am actually counting my gf here, come to think of it.

That explains it.
Haha yeah that would explain, you'd be surprised how much you don't realise other people are eating your food

I tried to give you personal rep but it said I'd given out too much rep Good post in the unpopular opinions thread by the way, you seem like an all round intelligent and good guy. Keep it up!
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Haha yeah that would explain, you'd be surprised how much you don't realise other people are eating your food

I tried to give you personal rep but it said I'd given out too much rep Good post in the unpopular opinions thread by the way, you seem like an all round intelligent and good guy. Keep it up!
naww thanks, even if I do buy more expensive cheese :')
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Living alone: £21k is enough. I'll be happy with anything over that

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Above £50k is good up until about 30. From 30, I'd consider a good salary over £80k then up to £100k
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They're not "delusional"
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100-200k a year by at least age 45 after tax of course....
Ok mate, whatever you say.
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(Original post by Guills on wheels)
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.
What things happen in London?

I have the tube here too and it's half the price

And £50 is a lot of money per week on food.
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Above £50k is good up until about 30. From 30, I'd consider a good salary over £80k then up to £100k
Op asked for good salary, not exceptional salary.
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Op asked for good salary, not exceptional salary.
different people have different standards. Considering the average wage in London (where I live) is just under £40k, £50k is reasonable, as is £80k in your 30s. OP asked what we think is a good salary. Sorry if I offended you, but that's what I consider good. 'Exceptional' for me would be in the millions.
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different people have different standards. Considering the average wage in London (where I live) is just under £40k, £50k is reasonable, as is £80k in your 30s. OP asked what we think is a good salary. Sorry if I offended you, but that's what I consider good. 'Exceptional' for me would be in the millions.
Why on earth would I have been offended?

If the average wage is under 40k than surely anything above that is 'good'?
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Ok mate, whatever you say.
It's not necessarily delusional to expect to earn between £100k and £200k (after tax) by the age of 45. There are plenty of professions in which this is very possible. If you're of the calibre to enter such a profession (e.g. studying Economics at Oxbridge/LSE, on the verge of going into Investment Banking), why shouldn't you aim that high?

Open your eyes to the wider world, and you'll see that people do earn and live off amounts (both high and low) that will make your jaw drop.
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(Original post by tazarooni89)
It's not necessarily delusional to expect to earn between £100k and £200k (after tax) by the age of 45. There are plenty of professions in which this is very possible. If you're of the calibre to enter such a profession (e.g. studying Economics at Oxbridge/LSE, on the verge of going into Investment Banking), why shouldn't you aim that high?

Open your eyes to the wider world, and you'll see that people do earn and live off amounts (both high and low) that will make your jaw drop.
Well tbf the person who posted is wanting to do Medicine.
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Well tbf the person who posted is wanting to do Medicine.
It's still quite feasible for a doctor to earn that much. In fact some doctors e.g. GPs who are partners of very successful practices, consultants doing a significant amount of private work or earning high clinical excellence awards, specialists who move abroad to places like the US, or even those who just do a lot of locum work can earn that much, if not more.

Of course, most doctors won't earn that much; but then again, this thread is about "good" salaries rather than "typical" salaries. It's a lofty aspiration, no doubt. But it's certainly not unreasonable.
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