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Old 11-30-2011, 05:20 AM
 
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The true cost of living in London is the loss of your sanity. Trust. This is no place to live.
Could you elaborate?

 
Old 11-30-2011, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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As I said, London is not as expensive as people make out.

Sydney is far more expensive nowadays.

Bearing in mind over 11 million people live in London and its towns/suburbs, it clearly isn't as unlivable as some of its residents make out, otherwise it'd be the poorest city on earth when it is really one of the wealthiest? Also bearing in mind Londoners have much higher wages then the EU average. Inner London has a GDP per capita of over €80,000!
 
Old 12-01-2011, 08:32 AM
 
Location: The Silver State (from the UK)
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As I said, London is not as expensive as people make out.

Sydney is far more expensive nowadays.

Bearing in mind over 11 million people live in London and its towns/suburbs, it clearly isn't as unlivable as some of its residents make out, otherwise it'd be the poorest city on earth when it is really one of the wealthiest? Also bearing in mind Londoners have much higher wages then the EU average. Inner London has a GDP per capita of over €80,000!

That's true. I've just returned from Australia - cities like Melbourne and Sydney make the UK look like very affordable. Be careful comparing against the EU though as there are far poorer countries lumped in. Germany fir example has much higher wages (my wife works as a headhunter and can't even get German workers to consider British salaries).

Wealth is centralised. Inner London is very small and is mostly big finance. The cost of living for the average person is very high and most move away by the time they start families. I moved out long ago because of the cost of housing but still have friends earning huge salaries but living in small flats.
 
Old 12-01-2011, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Well that depends on what job you're doing.

The average person in Germany has a higher wage then in the UK, but the UK still has a higher average wage then France.
 
Old 02-05-2012, 01:20 AM
 
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:40 AM
 
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Looks like a total scam. Free accommodation and food? Free airfare? Bringing in people from other countries when the unemployment level in the UK is at an all time high? The hours of work stated are a joke for the hotel industry, the English is full of errors and the salaries are out of whack as well.

This looks like a total scam. I would expect candidates to end up as sex slaves or in a body bag.
 
Old 02-05-2012, 08:25 AM
 
Location: The Silver State (from the UK)
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Looks like a total scam. Free accommodation and food? Free airfare? Bringing in people from other countries when the unemployment level in the UK is at an all time high? The hours of work stated are a joke for the hotel industry, the English is full of errors and the salaries are out of whack as well.

This looks like a total scam. I would expect candidates to end up as sex slaves or in a body bag.

Yup, total BS. They either just want the resume/CV for their database or they want to steel personal information.
 
Old 02-05-2012, 08:50 PM
 
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Looks like a total scam. Free accommodation and food? Free airfare? Bringing in people from other countries when the unemployment level in the UK is at an all time high? The hours of work stated are a joke for the hotel industry, the English is full of errors and the salaries are out of whack as well.

This looks like a total scam. I would expect candidates to end up as sex slaves or in a body bag.
thankyou for the info sir... it's a big help what & which offer i should take to decide... can you please give me an idea how's living in UK? i.e regular family and a single entepreneur on it's daily/monthly living. How they handle their financial budget.

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Old 02-07-2012, 03:13 AM
 
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thankyou for the info sir... it's a big help what & which offer i should take to decide... can you please give me an idea how's living in UK? i.e regular family and a single entepreneur on it's daily/monthly living. How they handle their financial budget.

thankyou! GBU!
There are numerous threads on living in the UK - what specifically are you looking for information on? This thread even has specific cost of living information. In particular, this post: https://www.city-data.com/forum/13988776-post6.html
 
Old 02-10-2012, 05:00 AM
 
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