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    • Wilku
    • By Wilku 15th May 18, 1:37 PM
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    London life costs
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    • 15th May 18, 1:37 PM
    London life costs 15th May 18 at 1:37 PM
    Hello everyone
    Lately I received offer for a new job in London for around 45k. Right now I am earning around 28k
    and I like around Manchester.
    My question is.... What are the costs of living in London... I have made preliminary calculations and it looks like costs are 160% more ... Any opinions ?

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    • eskbanker
    • By eskbanker 15th May 18, 2:05 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 2:05 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 2:05 PM
    Obviously a lot depends on your lifestyle and what you spend your money on, but comparison sites like Numbeo would suggest that 45K in London should be about right to maintain the standard of living that 28K would buy in Manchester, i.e. typical costs are about 60% higher (not 160% higher!)....
    • Heng Leng
    • By Heng Leng 15th May 18, 4:03 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 4:03 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 4:03 PM
    The big thing will be the housing costs - I would calculate that they will double at very least.

    Other things (e.g. bars) are probably on a par with an expensive bar in Manchester.
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