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how much would say would be the minimum wage you'd need, so as not to live somewhere totally horrendous?
I think the general answer is; it depends on your lifestyle.
i dont spend a lot on going out, drugs or alcohol. my only need is to not live in a shithole.
i don't think we can help until we know your joint budget. state with / without bills.
living together. my basic reason for this thread = what would the minimum waged jobs we should accept pay?
and aren't pursuing experience in specific roles then you shouldn't need to go lower than 18k really
get a one-two bedroom flat for around £400-500 a month in some okayish parts of south London. Do it if your wage is above £18,000. May be able to get by on that as a minimum.
£400 a month will barely get you a flatshare in South London. Fuck's sake.
Jamie - sorry, I can't get to my inbox. My advice to you is to talk to as many London friends as possible about the areas they live in to get an idea about the rents, and, although it may be painful initially, if you can live with your folks or her folks while looking, you're going to put yourself in a much better position than having to jump at the first affordable place you find - but in an area you're unsure about.
It really may be worth biting the bullet and asking for help for a few months to find somewhere you're really happy with. Plus you're in a better negotiating position if you're not in an immediate rush - estate agents/landlords sense that and will milk you for whatever they can get.
anyone could live on £12k.
after tax thats about £750 a month.
after rent + bills that = about nothing.
but as i've said it would be me and my girlfriend, and not in a halls of residence closet on a lilo, its not possible.
for years and got sick of it. if i had money to fall back on i'd be more relaxed about the whole thing.
i found it a lonely, expensive, noisy, unfriendly and stuck up arse of a city. Everyone i ever met was obsessed with the tube too...whats that all about?
because all the people i know who live there never use it.
but if this is for you and hannah, probably a bit less because of shared expenses and such. you could get a 1 bed flat in a nice, central-ish area like tufnell park or kentish town or such for about £400/month-ish each.
+ being well skint = Cuckoo!!
it will no doubt still be a bit of a shock when we're used to our current victorian terraced house with 2 fireplaces, 2 bedrooms, utilities room, conservatory and garden with pear tree for £375 per month each. oh the joys of cheap but boring places.
per month after rent/bills/phone/tube/ etc all go out.
I earn a paltry wage, but do live in Zone 1 in a nice area. Worth spending a little extra for piece of mind. [/insurance advert]
but, y'know: http://tinyurl.com/2kq6o7
less than £500/month each, a garden, right near a tube station and a 20 minute walk from camden town and stuff. so not so bad :)
this will no doubt all be far easier to think about if and when our new jobs are found/confirmed.
but it's ok. Oh god, I miss having a house!
And like others have said, you'll be ok with £18,000 each.
me this £18,000 each by the end of today at the latest?
Mr Jamie Summers
Mind you I'm pretty boring so it suits me :(
the lawnmower man?