What is the average basic living expense in London for this year?
I am planning to come to UK probably to London this year but I am not sure how much money should I take with me if I am going there to search a job.
Any help from you guys will be highly appreciated.
London is an expensive city but it's hard to say without having more info. One suggestion I have is to look into housesitting to save on accomodation costs - there are some good websites that help with this. Feel free to get in touch if I can help any further.
I appreciate your reply and you have given me a wonderful suggestion, really, house-sitting was not in my mind before. Thanks..
But I would like to get more information as I am looking for a breakdown of basic expenses for a month, a rough idea only.
My pleasure. I will try and give you a rough breakdown. I'd say £400 upwards for accommodation. Transport will be low if central and you walk or approx £30pw if zone 3-4 going in to the centre. Food if cooking at home, £30 p.w. Average meal out £10.
OK, I think this should help me getting a feel of what I will be needing to spend in London on basics to stay there comfortably. Thanks a lot for the advice.
That's going to vary a lot depending on how you live and where you live. Based on the background you've provided (essentially none) it's not going to be possible for anyone to give you a practical answer.
Factors to consider:
Shared housing (having housemates) is often cheaper than living alone. Rents vary with city areas, further out is often cheaper in rent, but incurs more transportation costs. Cooking simply at home can be less expensive than eating out.
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