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Trutch
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Hi everyone. I've been offered a job in the UK and I think I'm going to take it, as it means a promotion (and a payrise;)) and a great change in scenery. I currently live in France and I'm a software developer. However I was wondering if the wages I would get are enough to live comfortably in the UK, and if anyone there could advise? I will be making about £1600 per month after tax according to this UK tax tool income-tax.co.uk . I however will be living in or near London, so I'm expecting property to be quite expensive (Only need a single bedroom flat so hoping it's not outrageously bad). Anyone got any advise to the job or living in London? It would be greatly appreciated! 😀

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Posted : April 17, 2018 4:05 pm
MildSoft05
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I'm not discouraging you but according to a friend living there, London is one of the most expensive cities in terms of cost of living or general affordability.

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Posted : May 10, 2018 8:58 am
365RoadWarrior
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There are several on-line tools to allow you to compare salaries and costs of living between cities. This one covers London and Paris; you may live elsewhere in France, but maybe it will be helpful. https://teleport.org/salaries/

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Posted : August 1, 2018 8:42 pm
lacrox
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Life in Britain is quite expensive, so when you move it is worth assessing what level you can get with the proposed salary. Naturally, accommodation near London will cost a bit lower. The studio can cost from 900 pounds per month, a room with one bedroom - from 1100 pounds. When I studied at the university, I sometimes solved assignments with, since I also worked and needed to pay for housing. Plus, the cost of renting an apartment is always added bills - electricity, water, Internet, television and Council Tax (payment of services for the care of the house and the area as a whole). In total, about another 200-250 pounds per month.

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Posted : January 30, 2019 9:22 am
lacrox
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Life in Britain is quite expensive, so when you move it is worth assessing what level you can get with the proposed salary. Naturally, accommodation near London will cost a bit lower. The studio can cost from 900 pounds per month, a room with one bedroom - from 1100 pounds. When I studied at the university, I sometimes solved <a href=" removed link " target="true">assignments with, since I also worked and needed to pay for housing. Plus, the cost of renting an apartment is always added bills - electricity, water, Internet, television and Council Tax (payment of services for the care of the house and the area as a whole). In total, about another 200-250 pounds per month.

By the way, there are two types of visas: Tier 2 General (for employees with an invitation from a British employer) and Tier 2 Intra Company Transfer (for employees of foreign companies who come to work in the British branch of their company). It is much easier to get the second one, but it has a number of restrictions - for example, with such a visa it is not possible to get a residence permit now (ILR - Indefinite Leave to Remain).

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Posted : January 30, 2019 1:40 pm