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    Surprised at people actively aiming for £30k. It's pretty difficult to live in your own place on £30k with a decent lifestyle and still be able to save money.

    Maybe that's just me, though :dontknow:
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    Starting career 25K- 35K

    Mid Career- 40K - 70K

    End Career- Over 70K would be good lol
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    (Original post by Etomidate)
    Surprised at people actively aiming for £30k. It's pretty difficult to live in your own place on £30k with a decent lifestyle and still be able to save money.

    Maybe that's just me, though :dontknow:
    You mean, have a flat for yourself?

    30k a year is 2.5k a month

    If you spend 1k in all accomodation expenses + food, which I'm rounding way up, you still have 1.5k left a month. How do you budget a 2.5k salary? :dontknow:

    I live in a 3 bedroom new house dead in the centre of norwich, and it costs £800 a month. With 1k I could pay this and council tax and still have some left over for food. And this is a 3 bedroom house with backyard and parking space.
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    (Original post by Imperion)
    You're a lyrical genius. We should like, collab. You write the song, I sing itcoz'wedon'tneedppldeaf

    That was heavy man :cry2:
    Ur I don't need you bringing me down. How about I write and I sing and you just sit there and watch

    My voice is good 😐

    And I know. I had tears as I was writing it
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    30k starting, 60k by my 30s and hopefully over 100k end career.
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    (Original post by DK_Boy12)
    You mean, have a flat for yourself?

    30k a year is 2.5k a month

    If you spend 1k in all accomodation expenses + food, which I'm rounding way up, you still have 1.5k left a month. How do you budget a 2.5k salary? :dontknow:

    I live in a 3 bedroom new house dead in the centre of norwich, and it costs £800 a month. With 1k I could pay this and council tax and still have some left over for food. And this is a 3 bedroom house with backyard and parking space.
    Is Norwich a tax haven?

    £30k is more like £1800 post tax and student loan. Minus your £800pcm rent and £70pcm council tax and you've got £930 to pay for electric, water, gas, internet, phone. Then minus car, transport, parking costs.

    Doesn't leave you much to play with while saving for a house, family etc. unless you really want to knuckle under.
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    30k is fine with me.. I'm not greedy

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    (Original post by ZuluK)
    Ur I don't need you bringing me down. How about I write and I sing and you just sit there and watch

    My voice is good 😐

    And I know. I had tears as I was writing it
    How is that a collab? :indiff:

    If it lets you sleep at night, it is.

    Y u do dis? That hurt mah feelingz!!11! :cry: I thot I wz specurl :sad:
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    (Original post by Etomidate)
    Is Norwich a tax haven?

    £30k is more like £1800 post tax and student loan. Minus your £800pcm rent and £70pcm council tax and you've got £930 to pay for electric, water, gas, internet, phone. Then minus car, transport, parking costs.

    Doesn't leave you much to play with while saving for a house, family etc. unless you really want to knuckle under.
    Sorry I meant 30k after tax.

    And yes, but obviously you are not going to rent a 3 bedroom house for yourself. This was just an example. Put the house down as £650/month with council tax for a decent 1 bedroom. Food for 1 person = £100/120 quid (rounding up, I spend about 80, and I eat good stuff). Water + gas + electric + internet = £100/ month. Lets say £100-£150 quid for a car.

    Worst case scenario this makes a total expense of £1020 per month. I'm not counting family because in that case we would be looking at a household income and not just at 1 individual's income.

    Still £1500 to play with.
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    (Original post by DK_Boy12)
    Sorry I meant 30k after tax.
    ... So we're talking about two entirely different scenarios here.
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    Not even gonna lie... more than £200k.
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    £30,000
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    15k+ and I'd be happy enough, though I probably have differing priorities. I don't plan to have a family so I don't have to worry about being able to afford kids. Rent here is cheap, and I don't tend to enjoy lavish things any more than ordinary things so I'm not a big spender. So long as I have enough money to pay for the roof over my head, food, bills, socialising and pocket some money in savings for a rainy day without worrying then I'm happy.
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    Depends on the industry
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    Enough to live in west or north Inner London comfortably.


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    I'm not really sure what my starting salary would be because I'll probably have to get a PhD as soon as I graduate to be able to get a decent role in research

    When I'm fully fledged in my career ~£40k would be more than enough. Though tbh, as long as I have enough money to keep food on the table and a roof over my head without struggling, I'll be happy
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    Starting on 25k minimum and eventually 100k plus.

    I earned 20k flogging insurance in a call centre before returning to study, so I'd expect at least 25% on top of that after qualifying.
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    Upon leaving high school, in 2002, I'd have taken c.£20K quite happily
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    (Original post by Imperion)
    How is that a collab? :indiff:

    If it lets you sleep at night, it is.

    Y u do dis? That hurt mah feelingz!!11! :cry: I thot I wz specurl :sad:
    Um yeah it's not a collab whoops my mistake

    You make me sleep at night

    You are special to me but I'm sorry my voice comes first and you're just jealous of it
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    (Original post by The_Internet)
    Yah. Full title being "Tier two network engineer" more like support or admin but that's the title they give us
    I see. I wanted to do something like that for as long as I can remember, and then recently, Geography stole my fancy! XD
 
 
 
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