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View Poll Results: Which Is A Better City To Live, London, U.K. or Los Angeles, California If You're AFFLUENT?
London, U.K. 28 49.12%
Los Angeles, California 23 40.35%
Both 6 10.53%
Voters: 57. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-05-2021, 11:29 AM
 
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Versus has London as Comparison Winner:
https://versus.com/en/london-vs-los-angeles
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Old 01-05-2021, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Norteh Bajo Americano
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One of the things i think is wrong about the comparison link is LA is treated as a city instead of a Metro. Most people would treat LA as a whole collection of cities rather than the city of LA alone. Places outside of LA city borders are west Hollywood, Malibu, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Manhattan, Anaheim, Burbank, Pasadena.Long Beach, Compton, Inglewood. All are independent cities. But well associated with LA. Neighborhoods and areas of LA city are Hollywood,Downtown,Venice , Koreatown, Bel Air, Studio City, Crenshaw, Watts. Anyway, people flow in and out of the cities without noticing.

I'm not affluent so I can't relate, but I imagine LA is great for them. Have a large detached house in the central areas. Home in really any architectural style you like to pick from classic to Tudor to Spanish to modern.. Home with pool and garden with gardeners . Home with multiple spaces for exotic cars, Both cities have high end shopping and dining, but I think London has more in both quantity and quality. In LA you have own a boat and some a private plane jet. Not sure how common it is to own a boat or plane for affluent Londoners. Also common in LA are acess to beaches, snow mountains, golf courses, so you'll have surfboard, skis, etc in your large home,.
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Old 01-05-2021, 08:49 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, California
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I’d pick London over LA.
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Old 01-05-2021, 09:53 PM
 
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London of course. LA has too many homeless, more crime and dirtier than London. Plus London has more history and better preserved old buildings than LA.
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Old 01-06-2021, 02:06 AM
 
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for me L.A., I love to drive Car and dont want to be stuck on an Island ... I had this now for 8 years and it was horrible
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Old 01-06-2021, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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London is great, but I definitely pick Los Angeles. I prefer the Westside of LA to anything in London.
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Old 01-06-2021, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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I would have thought that the South of France might have been a better comparison.

If you are very wealthy, then you can even commute to London and other European cities via private jet.

The distance between London and the places in the South of France such as Nice being similar distance between of Los Angles and Oregon.

Monaco in Southern France being especially popular with the super rich.

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Old 01-06-2021, 11:04 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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for me L.A., I love to drive Car and dont want to be stuck on an Island ... I had this now for 8 years and it was horrible
Stuck on an island! :-D

This made me chuckle!
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Old 01-06-2021, 11:06 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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One of the things i think is wrong about the comparison link is LA is treated as a city instead of a Metro. Most people would treat LA as a whole collection of cities rather than the city of LA alone. Places outside of LA city borders are west Hollywood, Malibu, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Manhattan, Anaheim, Burbank, Pasadena.Long Beach, Compton, Inglewood. All are independent cities. But well associated with LA. Neighborhoods and areas of LA city are Hollywood,Downtown,Venice , Koreatown, Bel Air, Studio City, Crenshaw, Watts. Anyway, people flow in and out of the cities without noticing.

I'm not affluent so I can't relate, but I imagine LA is great for them. Have a large detached house in the central areas. Home in really any architectural style you like to pick from classic to Tudor to Spanish to modern.. Home with pool and garden with gardeners . Home with multiple spaces for exotic cars, Both cities have high end shopping and dining, but I think London has more in both quantity and quality. In LA you have own a boat and some a private plane jet. Not sure how common it is to own a boat or plane for affluent Londoners. Also common in LA are acess to beaches, snow mountains, golf courses, so you'll have surfboard, skis, etc in your large home,.
You prefer LA because everyone has a private jet! :-D

This made me chuckle, makes me want to move there! :-)
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Old 01-06-2021, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Great Britain
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for me L.A., I love to drive Car and dont want to be stuck on an Island ... I had this now for 8 years and it was horrible
You can get on a Eurostar train and head right across Europe, and you can also take your car on the Eurotunnel services. Taking your car on the Eurotunnel takes about 35 minutes and costs around $40 USD.

There are also cheap budget airlines to locations across Europe and ferry services.

The UK is hardly cut off from the rest of Europe.
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