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    (Original post by Reue)
    So you've had a choice and decided to stay at home.. which my point.
    I couldn't financially support myself on minimum wage (providing I can even get a job where ever I move which is unlikely) living costs such as food, electric/water/heating bills and rent would not be covered by a £5.30 wage. Also I'm aware most places don't have public transport like the south east does so I would also have to find the money for a car. As someone who has not yet lived alone I think it would be foolish to isolate myself in a part of a country I do not know, having to manage a home without any support and without means of transport. For my personal situation it just wouldn't work right now. And I don't think young adults in the south should be forced out of everything they know, having to leave their families and friends just because the government won't build more housing. It may be a choice to stay in the south but it's a choice made on the ground living up north end wouldn't be achievable unless I get very very lucky- I don't have the financial/social security up north to fall back on if I can't get a job within a week of moving up there (and I know job hunting can take years), so until I do have enough saved to have some money to pay rent/living costs for a few months it would be idiotic to rent my own place.




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    (Original post by Failingstudent98)
    I couldn't financially support myself on minimum wage (providing I can even get a job where ever I move which is unlikely) living costs such as food, electric/water/heating bills and rent would not be covered by a £5.30 wage.
    We've seen this same rubbish posted and disputed many times on here before, so I won't bore you with the calculations to correct you.

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    Also I'm aware most places don't have public transport like the south east does so I would also have to find the money for a car.
    The joy of moving is that you can select accommodation nearer to your place of employment

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    For my personal situation it just wouldn't work right now. And I don't think young adults in the south should be forced out of everything they know, having to leave their families and friends just because the government won't build more housing. It may be a choice to stay in the south but it's a choice made on the ground living up north end wouldn't be achievable unless I get very very lucky- I don't have the financial/social security up north to fall back on if I can't get a job within a week of moving up there (and I know job hunting can take years), so until I do have enough saved to have some money to pay rent/living costs for a few months it would be idiotic to rent my own place.
    Then stay, save for a couple of years and then move. The OP set a clear deadline of 30 leaving home. I suspect you could manage that easily before the decade is up
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    You can easily move out and own a home before the age of 30, you just have to be intelligent about how you spend and save your money. Having a decent job always helps, but obviously the majority of posters probably don't have a job or lack any experience.
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    (Original post by Reue)
    Took me 30 seconds on google to find a large employer looking for new full time employees in hull.

    Then another 30 seconds to google the exact location, search for recent sale prices within 1/4 mile radius and find properties selling for ~£80k as discussed on this thread.

    I expect youll try and tell me differently, bit every time a thread like this pops up and we've actually done job searches in the local areas it has shown plenty of avaliable positions and housing.
    You're completely missing the point - it's not that the positions and housing doesn't exist, it's that nowhere near enough of it does for the current population size; the average national wage might buy a house fairly comfortably in places, but these places tend to be cheaper because of relative economic depravity compared to the rest of the country, meaning the average local wage is below that of the national wage.There will still be those who meet the national average, but comparatively few.

    There are outliers to this trend, pockets where wages and house prices aren't so disparate, but the general trend for millennials is that to get a good wage they need to move towards bigger hubs, where house prices are higher (and more importantly rental prices/the cost of living are exorbitant, which massively impacts on the ability to save up a deposit) and remain out of reach.
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    (Original post by Stiff Little Fingers)
    You're completely missing the point - it's not that the positions and housing doesn't exist, it's that nowhere near enough of it does for the current population size; the average national wage might buy a house fairly comfortably in places, but these places tend to be cheaper because of relative economic depravity compared to the rest of the country, meaning the average local wage is below that of the national wage.There will still be those who meet the national average, but comparatively few.

    There are outliers to this trend, pockets where wages and house prices aren't so disparate, but the general trend for millennials is that to get a good wage they need to move towards bigger hubs, where house prices are higher (and more importantly rental prices/the cost of living are exorbitant, which massively impacts on the ability to save up a deposit) and remain out of reach.
    Not sure I've missed the point at all. OP is about it being impossible to move out before 30 and I've sought to disprove that.

    We've not been talking about national averages or overall housing supply.. Just that it is totally possibly for someone earning minimum wage to do so and own their own property before 30 in this country if that's what they want to achieve.

    I'd love to debate about how difficult it is to do so in the South east and other high demand areas, and indeed it would be a worthwhile discussion as it seems so many on here are totally deluded about what their graduate salaries are going to be.. But that's a different discussion and would warrant a dedicated thread.
 
 
 
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