Posted 3 years ago
Depends a lot on where you live. My GF and I bring in about £27k after tax (which is shit but we are still young to be in work haha) and we are scraping by in a nice 2 bed flat (one room is tiny and as an office) with an hour commute in. I would say that for a single person living in an okay space you would need to be making at least 23k (after tax so closer to £30k gross).

Up North where Jbone lives that number will be lower but not drastically I don't think? Think average wage in South East is something like £30k but tbh these days that won't get you loads. £60k between two people and you can live fine in ok place and save.
Posted 3 years ago
How about if someone wanted to live at or near the Aidensfield Arms ?
Posted 3 years ago
CrazyCookie: Depends a lot on where you live. My GF and I bring in about £27k after tax (which is shit but we are still young to be in work haha) and we are scraping by in a nice 2 bed flat (one room is tiny and as an office) with an hour commute in. I would say that for a single person living in an okay space you would need to be making at least 23k (after tax so closer to £30k gross).

Up North where Jbone lives that number will be lower but not drastically I don't think? Think average wage in South East is something like £30k but tbh these days that won't get you loads. £60k between two people and you can live fine in ok place and save.


So you're saying you need 32.000 dollars in order to live in UK? That's the average wage? I really don't think so...
Posted 3 years ago
Viper:
CrazyCookie: Depends a lot on where you live. My GF and I bring in about £27k after tax (which is shit but we are still young to be in work haha) and we are scraping by in a nice 2 bed flat (one room is tiny and as an office) with an hour commute in. I would say that for a single person living in an okay space you would need to be making at least 23k (after tax so closer to £30k gross).

Up North where Jbone lives that number will be lower but not drastically I don't think? Think average wage in South East is something like £30k but tbh these days that won't get you loads. £60k between two people and you can live fine in ok place and save.


So you're saying you need 32.000 dollars in order to live in UK? That's the average wage? I really don't think so...


Why do you really not think so??
Posted 3 years ago
Viper:
CrazyCookie: Depends a lot on where you live. My GF and I bring in about £27k after tax (which is shit but we are still young to be in work haha) and we are scraping by in a nice 2 bed flat (one room is tiny and as an office) with an hour commute in. I would say that for a single person living in an okay space you would need to be making at least 23k (after tax so closer to £30k gross).

Up North where Jbone lives that number will be lower but not drastically I don't think? Think average wage in South East is something like £30k but tbh these days that won't get you loads. £60k between two people and you can live fine in ok place and save.


So you're saying you need 32.000 dollars in order to live in UK? That's the average wage? I really don't think so...


Up north,seriously the average wage according to statistics is around 24K gbp. So whatever that equates to in $$. I'd hazard a guess in most northern areas the average wage won't even be that high,but it's cheaper to live in comparison to the south.The south will have much larger average wages but everything is way more expensive.All relevant. As CrazyCookie says,you can manage on something less if your s,tringent. My wife's a nurse and I'm an electrician bringing in probably 50K combined maximum - nothing exciting but we own a 3 bedroom home,cars, holidays so comfortable.
Posted 3 years ago
You can get help with rent and council tax and stuff in UK if you earn a small amount or even nothing, so you don't need a huge amount to be ok, although the nothing part sucks.
Posted 3 years ago
Was just gonna say,do be encouraging folk to come and not do anything 😀 We have enough of them ruining the economy.
Posted 3 years ago
Why I dont really think so? I've been on vacations in London. I guess that as it is the capital, it might be one of the most expensive cities in the country.
I asked what's the average salary, not how much you must earn in order to have a home, two cars o whatever. I mean in order to live. That is, if you dont own a home, at least be able to rent, eat, buy clothes, go to the cinema and all that stuff.

Of course everyone wants to live as great as possible but seriously, the average salary is far away from 32K dollars anywhere in the world. Each guy lives his own reality according to where he was born, raised, etc... but if you believe you need 32K dollars to live anywhere in the world monthly, you have no clue about these things.

I've been in London twice and if you go to a supermarket, you rarely spend 100 pounds and with that money you can eat for several days. Renting have no idea how much it is but Im sure you can rent a decent place for 2K pounds.

Anyways, was just curious. Let's not go on a lot with this debate because Jon will get mad we lost the string of the thread. Sorry, Jon! You're a great poker player.
Posted 3 years ago
Ok mate. Guess the fact I live just outside London and pay my bills counts for nothing....

£60 in lidle- cheapest shop will get you about a weeks worth of dinners for two ppl. In London the average salery is probably around 28kgbp but after tax that is about 23k. Cost of one bed flat in London, my gf lived in a cheap one bed studio and paid £800/month. So that is about £10k with somesmall bills (my gf flat was bills free). Then £60/week for food in London is reasonable so £13k. Travel. If you have a job in London and use transport that is another £25/week 14.3k so yeah you could live in London on your own for about £18k (15k after tax). Buttttt that was my 20 year old girlfriend who is Brazilian and works in retail. So it is pretty low (she even admits it!). I'm saying that to live in an OK 1 bed flat with enough to be comfortable in London.... 28k salery would be minimum.

Why do you ask anyway?
Posted 3 years ago
Also $32k =£22.5k. That is below the average nationql wage. That is quite a bit below the average national wage.
Posted 3 years ago
All this salary chat and not one person said they earn about three fiddy.

Worlds going to hell I tell you.

Posted 3 years ago
Depends on how you shop. We shop in Lidl and can get food for three for a week for £40.

All the toffs down south pay ridiculous prices for stuff. Up here you can get a decent sized house or apartment for £500-600 a month if not cheaper or if you can get a decent deposit a mortgage for £400 a month.

£22k seems about right as well for salary if you can get a good job
Posted 3 years ago*
Sorry for being rude and jumping in like this but are you talking about £22k salary a month? That seems astronomical to me because an average monthly paycheck in my country (Croatia) is around £550 (after all the tax) because of low standards and bad economic state of the country. But still this seems soo big to me, even if that was a months income it would be a few times over our year average.
Posted 3 years ago
£22k a year lol but I do wish it was a month Laugh
Posted 3 years ago
Hahahaha sorry I was just being dumb and not thinking it through, Jon sorry for trashing up your thread with my dumbness lol.
Posted 3 years ago
Not forgetting that's before taxes as well. You do well if you can take home £1k a month after tax etc
Posted 3 years ago
thetallpaul: All this salary chat and not one person said they earn about three fiddy.

Worlds going to hell I tell you.



Haha, love this! Laugh
Posted 3 years ago
Are you talking about 23K pounds a year or 23K puonds a month?

@CrazyCookie Why do I ask? I mentioned it. Just curious. I think I asked because Jon wrote about the people who work on their own and that stuff and question popped in my mind...
Posted 3 years ago
I think it entirely depends on your location and way of living. It varies so much throughout the country that I don't think an average is very realistic. If you ask Google, it says the average UK wage is £26.5k per year but most people that I know are between 15-20k. Its true that living expenses are high, in particular the south. I know a lot of northerners, and from what I hear things are much more expensive down here. For me, I find the food shopping the biggest kick in the teeth. I sometimes want to kill myself when I am the checkout at Tesco (Only kidding. But I'm not, but I am. Am not. Am. Not. FML!)


There are many many places you could live in the UK comfortably on your own for £10k per year. But if you want to live somewhere like London you'd better have a good income! @Viper I am not sure exactly what you were referring to when you said rent somewhere in London for £2k? Are we talking per month? Or year? Because I know a couple of people who live and work in London and they are on £25k per year+ and are not living easy!
Posted 3 years ago
Per year viper lololol £23k/month :') you can get places cheaper than £2k/month but honestly, my girlfriend and I are scraping by ATM and make 35k combined (before tax). We live outside London in a two bed flat (£950/month) bills then take that to about £1200 food £1400 travel to London take to £2k and after tax we have about 2.5k/month. £500 on any other expenses and that often gets spent!

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