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    Hi, I've been offered a graduate job in London with 24k starting salary - is that great, ok or bad?

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    24k would normally be a decent starting salary for average hours and little to no higher education but in London the cost of living is ridiculously high.
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    yeah it's good
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    It'd be even better if you lived outside London with that job
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    (Original post by Docjones1)
    24k would normally be a decent starting salary for average hours and little to no higher education but in London the cost of living is ridiculously high.
    Thanks, however I don't quite agree about the little to no higher education bit. A school leaver isn't going to be offered this amount I don't think.
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    Seems about average for a graduate job tbh, but then I don't live in London. It's more than what I get anyway and I've been working for a year.
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    (Original post by ImNotReallyMe)
    It'd be even better if you lived outside London with that job
    I'm from London anyway, so I'll probably stay at home and save on rent.
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    Congrats
    Yeah I would say that is a pretty good starting salary
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    (Original post by yabbayabba)
    Hi, I've been offered a graduate job in London with 24k starting salary - is that great, ok or bad?

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    Average London grad job salary.
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    It's better than 23k.
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    Mate I'm working a zero-hours contract at minimum wage for McDonald's. I'd stab a baby to get that job. Do it.
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    no lol I make 100k/hour
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    (Original post by jape)
    Mate I'm working a zero-hours contract at minimum wage for McDonald's. I'd stab a baby to get that job. Do it.
    :eek:
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    Yes, you will be fine, you just have to keep cost down. London is very expensive and will leave you a little saving.
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    (Original post by Juichiro)
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    I know. And I actually like babies.
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    that's beautiful. i make that 23k and life is good and I don't even have 4 yr degree yet. budget a bit and don't have to commute that far from work to residence/save petrol, cheap place to start, sure why not. I've a motor and share a nice semi, things might be tight if you're in London lol
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    (Original post by yabbayabba)
    I'm from London anyway, so I'll probably stay at home and save on rent.
    plz do
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    (Original post by yabbayabba)
    I'm from London anyway, so I'll probably stay at home and save on rent.
    If you're living at home it's plenty. I earn a few k over that and I have a lot of spare money each month but it depends how much if any you will be paying your parents? I pay my Mum some rent and bills but it's nowhere near as much as moving out would be.

    Also, I have found from my own research that living in London isn't as expensive as everyone says. You can move into a houseshare for around £500 a month and then bills on top, I think that's pretty reasonable?
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    (Original post by Man.bear.pig)
    that's beautiful. i make that 23k and life is good and I don't even have 4 yr degree yet. budget a bit and don't have to commute that far from work to residence/save petrol, cheap place to start, sure why not. I've a motor and share a nice semi, things might be tight if you're in London lol
    Without a degree, you are much less likely to hit 23K.
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    (Original post by Juichiro)
    Without a degree, you are much less likely to hit 23K.
    ok. are you jealous?
 
 
 
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