Cost of Living in London

Summary about cost of living in London, United Kingdom:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.32 $ 12.21-30.53
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 85.50 $ 61.07-122.14
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.55 $ 7.33-10.99
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.33 $ 4.52-8.24
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.11 $ 4.89-8.55
Cappuccino (regular) 4.22 $ 2.44-5.50
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.17 $ 1.22-3.66
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.67 $ 1.22-3.05
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.31 $ 3.01-8.32
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.26 $ 0.83-2.22
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.02 $ 0.55-1.66
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.12 $ 1.47-5.13
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.50 $ 1.39-6.65
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.77 $ 1.80-6.65
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.87 $ 2.77-11.08
Apples (1 lb) 1.16 $ 0.55-2.13
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 $ 0.43-1.22
Oranges (1 lb) 1.10 $ 0.55-2.22
Tomato (1 lb) 1.37 $ 0.55-2.77
Potato (1 lb) 0.60 $ 0.28-1.11
Onion (1 lb) 0.63 $ 0.36-1.11
Lettuce (1 head) 1.06 $ 0.61-1.83
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.41 $ 0.73-2.44
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.99 $ 7.33-18.32
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.47 $ 1.34-3.66
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.03 $ 1.83-4.27
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.88 $ 14.66-19.54
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.18 $ 2.02-6.11
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 186.87 $ 140.46-305.35
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.89 $ 3.66-6.72
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.34 $ 2.22-4.52
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.18 $ 21.98-48.86
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.30 $ 7.40-9.11
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,534.50 $ 24,427.60-39,084.16
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,905.79 $ 22,290.19-39,084.16
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 332.47 $ 186.25-559.02
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $ 0.04-0.24
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 35.37 $ 26.87-48.86
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 52.56 $ 24.43-97.71
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.00 $ 8.55-18.32
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.66 $ 9.77-19.54
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,872.97 $ 1,221.38-2,564.90
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,903.41 $ 14,656.56-32,244.43
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 92.23 $ 51.30-122.14
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.43 $ 24.43-61.07
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 92.94 $ 67.18-134.35
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 111.98 $ 61.07-183.21
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,481.39 $ 1,832.07-3,419.86
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,773.32 $ 1,343.52-2,320.62
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,384.53 $ 2,931.31-6,717.59
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,991.78 $ 2,198.48-4,274.83
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,364.49 $ 1,077.96-2,042.44
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 832.96 $ 567.34-1,134.69
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,736.00 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.49 1.92-5.60

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64 Comments so far
Anonymous on Oct 22, 2022:
I think the estimated numbers are much higher. Especially apartment rental prices. We have recently rented an apartment in Knightsbridge, it costs us over £6700 per month for a two bed room
Not Anonymous just Private on Aug 26, 2022:
Too many Anonymous comments, if you truly believe what you are saying then have the bollocks to put your name to it. Typical fake stories and bs.
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Anonymous on Jul 23, 2022:
Before Rishi Sunak became chancellor, UK didn't suffer the current out of control inflation.

It means UK only suffer the worst inflation under the leadership of the wrong chancellor Rishi Sunak while China doesn't almost suffer inflation and the inflation rate in China is awesomely 0% since April this year according to the news.

Awkwardly the inflation-terrorist Rishi Sunak is promising now to control his mess-up inflation if were winning the PM race. How can anyone trust this dishonest Rishi Sunak to destroy his own creation of inflation?

If Rishi Sunak were further allowed to mess up UK, UK would certainly suffer the incredibly worst inflation instead of the current out of control Inflation and then 50% of population might be wiped out due to hot inflation as declared by the famous Robert Kiyosaki. If that really happened, not only the inflation-terrorist Rishi Sunak but also the queen who might also be deported to India as a punishment for being so unacceptably ignorant and irresponsible to the inflation grief of UK taxpayer for so long.

Only people with British ancestor should be used for high positions in the government for the interest of the people from now on because only British people would take care of the interest of the British people not the other way around.
Anonymous on Jul 07, 2022:
Union is also the devil which is endlessly driving for higher inflation unpredictably so it's time to dismantle union for good in order to destroy inflation.

Not only the higher minimum wage but also the higher energy price is also driving inflation endlessly until so far so the current unacceptably world-highest energy price must also be adjusted fairly according to the lowest international price in order to destroy the current out of control inflation.

The current unacceptably world-highest minimum wage is not a good starting point to compete on the international stage since exiting the European Union so minimum wage should be adjusted much lower for the good of country.

Destroying the current out of control inflation and imposing much lower minimum wage are good together and good for the country.
J Weber on Jun 01, 2022:
For DEEPAK: Expect total taxes, national health, other mandatory deductions to take about 60% of gross, so your net income will run a little over 3000/month. Rent & utilities will take at least 50-60% of that, IF you can find a relatively inexpensive apartment. Housing in outlying areas can be cheaper, but expect transportation costs to eat much of your savings in addition to being very time-consuming. Inflation rates are 9% and rising rapidly, especially for energy, heat. Friend's power bill just rose to over 1000/month. You also need to plan on needing an expensive wardrobe for cold, rainy weather, but if you buy high quality items, they could last you a while. Expect to spend several thousand pounds on arrival for appropriate clothing, shoes, raincoat with wool liner, etc.
DEEPAK on Feb 18, 2022:
Hi! i am planning to take a role in UK for an MNC firm, the annual package offered is 100K pounds. I will be moving alone in the beginning, so wanted to check if this package is good and how much taxes are there. I want to target 40% as savings too.
Viktar on Feb 17, 2022:
Hello! Your information is very good. Can I have information about hotels prices in London? (2* and 3*)
Loli on Feb 14, 2022:
It really is becoming hard to survive in London these days. In two weeks time the TFL prices are going up. In April the cost of gas and electricity is going up by eye watering 54%, water, council tax, broadband, national insurance contributions are also going up. Food has become more expensive too. House prices are ma.
It is crazy
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Anonymous on Oct 08, 2021:
For the sake of independence and survival, Europe and United Kingdom must immediately ban gas throughout Europe and United Kingdom and the gas must be immediately replaced with other cheaper alternatives coming from such as hydropower plant, Nuclear energy, wood, coal, etc which can be independently produced in Europe and United Kingdom without requiring dependence from untrustworthy source.

It's time to build Nuclear power plant as much as necessary in order to provide sufficient power for Europe and United Kingdom as well as to provide the free city transportation including bus and train powered by electricity in order to discourage the public from using the oil fueled cars as the first step to permanently remove oil dependence from Russia and Russia's manipulated OPEC.
Investor on Sep 30, 2021:
London is expensive!
James Smith :
Gross income £6,916.62
Personal allowance £1,001.65
Taxable income £5,175.00
Income tax £1,325.01
National insurance £378.68
Pension (2%) £118.33
Net income per month: £3,864.65
What's good is that I save a lot and I like investing DIY online.
Most of the things I've learned about investing were on revenue.land website or similar resources.
Working is fine, but investing is beautiful.
Anonymous on Sep 16, 2021:
Nation destroyer Biden who has proved his trustworthiness by completely destroying the Afghanistan earlier has earned 2 more naive preys now to be able to slaughter soon and they are UK and Australia.

It should be a good show for the whole world to watch again after the recent Afghanistan destruction where Biden's next destruction heads this time either US directly or the other 2 unfortunate preys.

UK is much more smarter than the cunning fox Biden so shouldn't follow Biden's footsteps for self destruction and instead prepare to take over the superpower status from the US by showing the world that UK can be the hope of the world where there is no inflation and the money is trustworthy as much as gold unlike the US where Biden has been mercilessly robbing people's money through inflation tax corruptly even under the current pandemic period unlike never seen before throughout history so that the whole world shall dump all US dollar consequently very soon until US is completely ruined financially and then purchase UK pound to substitute the US dollar if the UK pound were trustworthy. The biggest opportunity in a lifetime is coming soon and the winner takes all.

As for US, there is no remedy as long as being manipulated by the communist tyrant Biden and consequently US is going to be destroyed by the freeloader Biden eventually just like what he did with the Afghanistan destruction irresponsibly.
Anonymous on Aug 17, 2021:
The most terrible wage-grown led inflation is out of control across UK is absolutely not acceptable and unfair to all of the innocent people in UK while the billionaire queen seems so happy wearing her priceless jeweleries recently seemingly without thinking of all of her people suffering inflation badly under the torment of her wicked Indian finance minister.

So the culprit, the Indian Rishi Sunak should be deported immediately to where he's coming from originally through his forefathers in order to return justice to all of the victims suffering inflation badly due to the recent wage grown manipulated by the wicked Rishi Sunak in UK even during this epidemic period inhumanely, absolutely beyond belief!

All inflation must be removed at all cost just like the Imperial Japan, etc even if the recent wage grown were needed to be removed in order to achieve the result.
Anonymous on Aug 08, 2021:
Among the kingdoms, Japan imperial system, etc have done a good job to their own people by preventing inflation across their countries until recently so there is no inflation in Japan, etc unlike other corrupt countries led by the current untrustworthy US thief.

So it's very important to strictly deploy only our own race to monitor especially our most important central bank for the benefit of our own people just like Japan or else deploying other races such as middle eastern, Indian, Chinese, etc in our own central bank is like allowing probable terrorists and thieves to condemn our own beloved people which shouldn't happen for the greatest kingdom on earth.
Anon on Jul 12, 2021:
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Anonymous on Jun 19, 2021:
London is so expensive and people there are living in poverty even though they earn a typical amount of 2000 pounds a month, London is awful, homeless people everywhere because the Gov is corrupt.

Best to move out and then pretend to be disabled, so you can earn money without ever having to work again.
Anonymous on Jun 19, 2021:
"China and Russia still deliberately support the genocide criminal Myanmar again during the recent UN assembly."

do u are have stopid?
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Luisa Sequiro on Feb 12, 2021:
Renting in London has its challenges. This is something all newcomers, or even long term residents experience. Price, location, size...these are all very important factors to consider. London is in demand, as a place to live and it makes it a very competitive city for flat hunting. It is also a large city, and a diverse one and choosing the right location for you is something that can take time. Personally I think the move towards flats and communities based around coliving are the next new thing in London. It takes away a lot of the stress involved with flat hunting- there are some great coliving companies with some great inventory and some great apartments. Generally rents include all bills, wifi; a lot of the complexes have co working spaces, community spaces, events and workshops. You don't have to deal with individual landlords, you don't have to deal with a lot of paperwork. It takes all the stress out of finding an apartment. There are so many coliving options in London- this one is one example, https://www.vondereurope.com/
Anonymous on Jan 23, 2021:
Some of us like terrorists afterall,some people need terrorists to guide them through life.
Anonymous on Jan 22, 2021:
Nicholas Mountbatten's corruption allowed to the current terrorist Myanmar military to seize the control of the whole Myanmar after WW2.

Japan fascist not only founded the terrorist Myanmar military but also looted together with the support of the terrorist Myanmar military to all the riches of Myanmar which was nurtured for decades to become the richest country in Asia under the great British rule.

Instead of destroying the terrorist Myanmar military easily after WW2, the traitor Nicholas Mountbatten sided with the terrorist Myanmar military probably due to being handsomely bribed by the terrorist Myanmar military to the extent of handing over the sovereignty right to the leader of the terrorist Myanmar military.

If Winston Churchill were still in power after WW2, the terrorist Myanmar military would certainly be destroyed completely for the treason and the fate of Myanmar would be completely different now for good under the British rule unlike the current fake democracy system implemented by the terrorist Myanmar military.
Anonymous on Jan 06, 2021:
Are there any apps for discount cremations? If so let me know thanks.
Anonymous on Jan 05, 2021:
Instead of using an app to find supermarket prices find an app that offers discount creations due to covid19.
Anonymous on Jan 03, 2021:
China and Russia still deliberately support the genocide criminal Myanmar again during the recent UN assembly.

China communist party is the most inhumane organizations, not considering the suffering of the genocide victims of Rohingya though China itself suffered the most terrible atrocities as great as genocide under Japan empire during WW2.

Though India's relationship with Myanmar is much better than China's relationship with Myanmar, India abstained from voting at the Myanmar case against genocide crime in UN assembly recently, at least India didn't support the genocide criminal Myanmar.
India have a sense of humane dignity unlike inhumane China which deliberately supporting Myanmar for its genocide crime in the name of not interfering in its internal affairs.

Whatever China's supporting is non of the business of the world community as long as China is not the head of UN but the problem is that China is the head of UN so the world community is stuck with the untrustworthy China and no whatsoever justice and humane dignity would be rendered by the very inhumane China and Russia.

So without justice and humane dignity being place at the top agenda of China and Russia in its handling of UN matters, both should be kicked out of UN immediately by the world community or else UN is no longer relevant to the world community.
Anonymous on Dec 30, 2020:
I made an app for iPhone, and it may be helpful, or not, I don’t know. The app allows you to compare the prices of supermarkets in the UK.
As it searches directly in their websites, you can save a list and update the prices in a different day.

Here is the link:
https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/your-best-option/id1528938776

It’s free.

Regards
Anonymous on Dec 19, 2020:
I'm happy the UK finally came to their senses and adopted Brexit,especially since the euro was a failure from the beginning, long live the queen.
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John on Oct 24, 2020:
Can get information about near by places in London (1/2 hour journey ) where house rent can be low, and average cost of living for 2 adults & 2 kids.
Thanks
Mia koujou on Sep 27, 2020:
Hi, I’m moving to the UK next week, will be staying in holland park and my university is in high Holborn. My accommodation is inclusive of electricity and internet bills, but I wanted to know what should I expect my monthly expenses to be in a city like london. I’m talking everything combined, groceries, take out, phone bill, laundry, tube daily, and daily expenses..
I need to know how much money my parents need to send me monthly.. any idea ?
Chandra on Aug 07, 2020:
Iam planning to come in DEC 2020 with my family, wife & 2 kids 10 yrs old, Iam looking for shared accomodation. Pls mail me with details . My mail bhanuck2@gmail.com. Preferably in central london.
Steven on Jun 28, 2020:
Good evening

I'm quite interested in visiting the UK next year for 2 weeks with my wife. We plan to seek new careers in the UK. I'm currently a National CI/BA manager in South Africa, and she is a Creditors manager. Any advice for us. We have both achieved 4 years of diplomas. Mine include Purchasing and Supply chain management, Advanced Logistics and Operations management, Project management, and Business and Systems Analytics. Do we stand a chance?
@Kriss on Jun 25, 2020:
Depends on your job.
If you’re experienced in IT or Finance you should target a 6 figures salary
magicsign on Jun 22, 2020:
Replying to Kriss : you will be perfectly fine with 50k in London, it's almost 20k more than the average salary.
Kriss on Jun 17, 2020:
Hello, I would like to know what it the best salary to live a good life in London. I got a job offer of 50k pound a year is it enough? and how much would they take tax from it?

And what are the expenses in details, if someone could help me. thank you in advance.
Harold.Dolores on Jun 08, 2020:
Old people who rely on the encouragement of others to fight are not strong; those who are encouraged by others to struggle are simply cowards
Jey on Jun 03, 2020:
Transportation fees are wrong, monthly pass costs way over £150 if you aren’t in zones 1-2
Should include majority of London which is zones 1-6
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Tony on May 04, 2020:
I looked at a lot of apartments and the prices are very different from different parameters. How did you get the average price like this, I do not understand (I looked at the prices here: https://1newhomes.com
mr prika on Apr 11, 2020:
hello good evening im writing you because i live now in uk i moved from france to the uk in london zone 3 to search for a better job and a normal salary i moved to the uk 5 months and 15 days agoo but since i came here with my mother which she is disable but since i came here im struggling a lot i have a diploma as an audiovisual operator and now im working in a different sector but im looking for a better salary at least 1600 0r 1800p per month, i earn less than 1300p per month what feedback can you give me what jobs can i do even if i have only experience in the audiovisual sector. thanks.
Arthur on Mar 03, 2020:
I wanna know price of an apartment with specifications that GOlnaz has wrote here. Thanks very much
GOlnaz on Feb 28, 2020:
Hi ,How much does an apartment with these properties cost to buy?
(1 bedroom)
(60 meter)
In a moderately good neighborhood
Your faithfully
Anonymous on Feb 19, 2020:
Benny :
Gross income £7,416.67
Personal allowance £1,041.67
Taxable income £6,375.00
Income tax £1,925.00
National insurance £478.68
Pension (2%) £148.33
Net income per month: £4,864.65

1, get a new girlfriend, travelling back to Turkey (the country, not the bird , if any Americans reading this) might not be a good idea on a long term
2, to much noise in that area, there are nice places in zone 2 , quiet and cheap. You can walk from there to work as well.
3, going out 4 times / month..clashes with no 1 ..or adds up. Your "going out" will also include the 300 £ for travel.
Lon Doner on Jan 04, 2020:
All 1bhk are in the 1300-1800 range
Street food in the 6-10 gbp range
Mid level restaurants courses in the 10-18 range
Transportation is among the most expensive in Europe, expect to pay 13 gbp a day or 130 a month for the tube, Uber are ok for short trips but if you need to go to Stansted are 100 gbp, slow train to Manchester for 50 gbp
To live a very comfy life you need 80k+ gross a year
Nakatomi on Nov 25, 2019:
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Benny on Oct 08, 2019:
Hi everyone,

I got an offer of 89k GBP (gross, annual). I believe the net comes out at 5k per month.

I am not married but I have a girlfriend (whom I love very dearly) that I need to visit frequently back in Turkey (I believe this would cost me 300 GBP for traveling twice). I also have a fixed monthly cost of 400 GBP back in Turkey.

So, my disposable income is about GBP 4,300 per month. I would appreciate any feedback on the below (see if my math works out).

- I expect to pay 2,000 for rent (want to live alone in a 1br flat around Marylebone, walk to work)
- Utilities/internet/council tax cost 250
- Groceries 300
- Going out 4 times a month (dinner and movies for two, with the girlfriend of course) 300
- Breakfast/lunch or dinner during the week (at work, etc.) 400

So this leaves me with a monthly spend of 3,250, which leaves me with about a thousand pounds to spare each month. Does this math sound about right? Also, do you think I could ask my girlfriend to come with me?

As in, is my salary enough to support us both? She could get work after moving but in the worst case scenario. As you may have realized from my estimates above, I dont want to kill myself to save money, etc. I have been lucky enough to have lead a good life until now (27 years old and counting) and I want to keep the same standard. No vacations until she gets a job too I guess but that's okay :)

Appreciate any help, thanks a lot in advance.
Anonymous on Aug 10, 2019:
True the pound is becoming less valuable especially for retiring elsewhere when the USD,is used predominantly in many countries.
RZ on Jul 02, 2019:
Average Monthly Aftertax Salary should not be that low.
It should be at least 3000pounds for an average position.
Anonymous on May 29, 2019:
Gym - no frills about £20 per month, no spa, pool or sauna but equipment and classes.

Transport. One-way bus ticket is £1:50.

Transport all depends on zones.
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TobyPickles on Apr 30, 2019:
I am in the final round of discussions for an opportunity with a London consulting firm. We are a family of four (two young kids) and live in the Middle East (with its perks like no income tax, cheap fuel, shorter commute, household help etc.). London is an exciting place for both our careers and could open up bigger opportunities. So I am inclined to look favourably at this. I expect that the offer to be about GBP 70-80K which is not great but at the same time not bad for a start. And hopefully my spouse will land up something decent as well, pushing our household income beyond GBP 100K. One of my friends advised against taking up anything south of GBP 80K. Any views on what the lowest package I can agree to?
Anonymous on Apr 27, 2019:
Ex. of London wages/salaries: unskilled worker, 40 hours per week- average gross salaries paid by employers 19K per year, employee will see 17K on payslip with a net pay (after deductions) of 15.5K
Semi-skilled, same as the above with 10-20% more money.
Skilled (ex. electricians)- average gross paid by employer 43K per year, on payslip 39K, net 30K.
Average in financial services- paid by employer 61k per year, on payslip 55K, net 40K.
Average, all salaries, London- paid by employer 39K per year, on payslip 35K, net 30K.
Anonymous on Apr 27, 2019:
@Anonymous on Apr 25, FYI site info, as it is right now, is more reliable than government info. Can be improved. Maybe that geezer trolling us with "Queen owns the Planet" fu.ked up the info :))))
Anonymous on Apr 22, 2019:
Site info is not reliable, average salary is much higher.
Anonymous on Apr 12, 2019:
@Max Willow, 3 million will be more than sufficient to get a 2 bedroom apartment in Canary Wharf area. Usually a 2 bedroom apartment in a decent development costs around 800-900k USD.
Anonymous on Apr 04, 2019:
To Anonymous comment on April 1 2019 okay the queen doesn't elect parliament a good thing.I'd just like to see British citizens treated fairly.The queen owns all of the land in 6 countries so the queen gets royalties from all businesses and she owns the diamond mines in Africa amoung the minerals.Hopefully the queen doesn't own the land in Britain too.
Anonymous on Apr 01, 2019:
@Max Willow
Go to Rightmove.co.uk (relevant real estate site in UK), you can see what prices are in that area. Check crime stats, employment, ownership etc before you buy. If i were you i would buy a house, most flats are "lease" (ex. for 100 years) and you don't own the property. London has allot of boroughs were you have one or two nice streets surrounded by bad areas (ex. Elephant and Castle).

@Anonymous on Mar 19, 2019
Queen does not elect Parliament, does not control the executive, etc. Most of tax is spend on wealfare paid by those who produce (ie. not the people on "free stuff"). For example, 75% of budget is paid in by 20% of active individuals, so they are outvote every time because people on "free" healthcare, schools, housing etc have more votes at any election.
Max Willow on Mar 31, 2019:
I am interested in 1) buying a 3 bedroom flat in a nicer part of the East London, close to the Olympic Park where West Han plays,and/or@) how much would it cost ($US dollars) to buy a 2 bedroom apartment in or around Canary Warf. How far would 3 million US go in London?
Thank you,
Best wishes,
Dr Max Willow
Paddington NSW 2021
Australia
Anonymous on Mar 19, 2019:
London will always be very expensive as long as the queen reins supreme over everything.Very high unemployment, can't drive my car to work gasoline too high.Need I say more? Prices here should be doubled on everything.
Dave on Feb 17, 2019:
For people coming from 3rd world Indian subcontinent, London is heaven. So make sure you talk to the right people because perceptions can be different. If you live in a slum, every other place will seem like heaven. For most of us London is a battle between keeping up with bills and trying to make ends meet. Housing is unaffordable and crime is skyrocketing.
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urmother on Feb 04, 2019:
Well many ppl talking about how good London because they get 4-5k net monthly. Well of course lifestyle everywhere good with that kind of money but ppl in London roughly 50% earn under 2k net. For them much more difficult to live a good life in London.I lived in Croydon for 3 years worked as a welder for 1500 pounds monthly rent single room, share flat with 6-8 others spent for food like 100-150 pounds room rent 400-500, oyster mounhtly 50-60 pounds. So yes if u live like this (slave style) u can save money even from 1500 i saved monthly 1k but this life was really bad. I lose 10-15 kg after 3 years. Then I moved to Switzerland here the welder salary after tax like 6-8k CHF what is like 5-6k pounds as a welder!!! So i jsut wanna say London isnt as good as many people say. At least for people who get under 3k net pounds monthly. So in my opinion (my experiences) Switzerland 10x better than ENgland/London. In switzerland apartment rent is similar as in London. Food bit moore expensieve like 50%+, health care like 300 pounds monthly(mandatory) but at the end of the month here as a welder i can easily save 4k-5k pounds compare with London 1k.
sam shah on Jan 16, 2019:
Aditya Halarnakar

Yes you can make lots of money in london , but you have to be very smart
I had a friend who moved from Delhi 7 years ago and has his own house in Lonon and drives a 50K pound car.
He's only 29

anyway
good luck
London is a beuatiful city i would say similar to delhi but much cleaner, organised and full of wealthy people
ondrej on Jan 14, 2019:
@Laz basically western part of London is better than eastern. Probably the best locations (and most expensive of course) suitable for life are close to the Hyde park or river which means - Kensington, Paddington, Chelsea etc. In any case I strongly recommend you to find apartment close to your work - ideally to be able to get there without car or public transport.