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to live comfortably in London?
and i get by. and i'm atrocious with money.
i did on 15k for a while too.
sound much like me.
It depends also on how much you go out, how much you drink, how much you smoke, etc. If you do none of the above, I imagine it's very easy.
really?! but you're out ALL THE TIME
I'm on 21k and I'm always skint
i'd say 19,000 to not have to be skint all the time
are rents expensive? Tax and that sort of thing?
I can get what works out to be about £27500 here but I think pay rates are better in Ireland
you'll be fine. seriously.
if so, thats well enough.
depending on how much you lord it up.
I think thats about right
its a pretty good wage to be honest.
no guarantee of that kind of money there, but it's a big city so I guess there'd be work
i dropped 8 grand a year by moving from lincoln to sheffield..it really hurt.
was quite pricey for council tax? i know wandsworth & hammersmith+fulham are v. cheap. and westminster, obviously.
is half that of camden.
Westminster only introduce new schemes which have been shown to work by other boroughs :D
Rent is usually more expensive there, but in all honestly it can be a matter of luck. Some places are surprisingly reasonable, but you can also end up paying alot for a shit house/flat
like living on grafton st.
zone 2 i'd say is the main-ish commuter belt. most people i know live in zone 2 or 3.
the further out you go the more suburby it gets.
zone 1 also includes islington, shoreditch, king's cross, somers town, elephant, vauxhall. it's not just the west end and the city.
zone 1 just refers to the city centre, really.
except that the city centre of london is huge. it's something of a misnomer to say that it's totally unaffordable..
what with all the trains and tubes
depends where you are :D
i live in zone 1. although not for much longer :(
dublin is TINY.
i get it now. i assumed you meant grafton street in the west end :D
...he MUST have been getting parental assistance though.
Not that I have ever lived in London, but, I am told that circa 20K is good.
As Sarky has pointed out though, you can do so with less.
I have a friend who does random little jobs here and there who gets by just fine.
Horses for courses.
of really cheap bedsits in pimlico. two/three years ago it was possible to find places for £90pw.
Oh you Londoners. You do make me lol.
for a small studio flat :D
But I get bills and council tax thrown in.
but not council tax.
my old place was £150pw excluding all bills, i kinda wish i'd never moved 'cause it was SO nice :(
I'd love one day to be able to rent a nice flat...
place to yourself for much less in manchester? i don't think so ... i tried once
and live ok. Not much spare cash but life isn't hell either.
'cos I wanted to do live on my own in a reasonable area and have my own bathroom. If you're happy to forego any of these 3 things the money side gets easier...
I probably wouldn't wanna live on my own but I do like a bit of space
you earn nearly double my wage.
actually more than double mine
London isn't as expensive as it is in my mind
just depends how much you spend obvs. it is possible to make do with little money
i bet you never paid for a CD or to get in to see a band though ;)
when I was a lowly runner and I lived in zone 1. You live to what you earn. I earn £20k now and it doesn't feel that much different
this post is a joke, right?
You'd manage I'm sure. But not live comfortably.
when i first moved to london i was on £12k and it was pretty unpleasant.
i'm on something in that region and i'm doing fine
I wouldn't say you'd be comfortable on £15k.
and have coke and champagne for breakfast but I often see threads on here like "I have 67p and some pasta to do me the rest of the month", I don't want to be like that
posts by sarky?
TO YOU ALL!
where the salary is 20k. I was going to post this thread should I get the job
I'm fucking awful with money though. Like, disgustingly bad
The way I see it, if I stay at home on that money I'd be paying nearly £300 a month travel, and then whatever my folks would want for housekeeping (let's call it £200, to be conservative)
That adds up to £500, which I'd have to pay for renting a place in London. Split the bills, food etc four ways, and then any added cost makes up for the convenience of living closer to work
you try and arrange for your rent to leave your account the same day you get paid.
I'll be taking that wisdom on board
sadly i get paid on the 15th so i can't usually do it. but i do have my loan repayment set to go out then. so i don't really notice it!
I don't know if thats worth it
Living in a £90pw bedsit.
Then I got a job paying £24k & thought I'd use some of the extra £400pm to get myself into a nice studio flat. Hasn't happened though, and I run out of money just before payday every month. Big difference is I'm NEVER really skint now (can't really buy many records or go out much for last week or so of month though) but it's kind of depressing how some people (like me) just end up spending exactly whatever we get.
We live to our means, and for the last week of the month we live on beans
on less than a grand a month after tax. I dont live comfortably though.
It helps when you live at home.
Doesn't matter if I get a pay rise/new job, I always end up with nothing left over at the end of the month.
I found my place on there. I pay £80 a week all inclusive (including internet). It's a three storey house too.
The answer is Lewisham borough. Cheap as chips, fairly quiet, and still only 10 minutes from Central London. New Cross is the part you will have heard of, but you can live 5 minutes further out and pay £100 less a month for rent.
I earn £14k (it's shit, i know) and I manage ok.
But 18k+ to be comfortable-ish, I reckon.
That's about what I'm on, I'm skint fairly regularly but if I was a bit more careful I probably could avoid that.
I earn about 2k more than that. Err, yeah.
how little people earn on these boards. 12/14k? What are these jobs?
Anyway, I reckon you need about 18k, that's if you want to be able to drink, treat yourself to a bit of the gack now and again, buy a bit of vinyl and maybe have a holiday once a year. Any less would be a struggle.
and hide vodka in your bag :D