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Life In UK

England

Living in London can be both a wonderful and intimidating experience. It is a fantastic city to live and work. Whatever the stage – be it the planning to move the stage, packing to go or unpacking on arrival, it’s vital to have a reliable source where one can discover ‘need-to-know’ information.

Housing

A one-bedroom property in the Willesden area of London costs an average of £200 per week, whereas the upmarket area of South Kensington costs £666 per week.

Food

London is a lot like other major cities - there are cheap meals to be had wherever one goes, but it’s easy to spend too much in London due to the number of great options. Grocery store prices are comparable to other major cities in the United States. Meals in London will cost about £5. London is the most expensive for food.

Cost of Living

London is a lot like other major cities - there are cheap meals to be had wherever one goes, but it’s easy to spend too much in London due to the number of great options. Grocery store prices are comparable to other major cities in the United States. Meals in London will cost about £5. London is the most expensive for food. No one can deny that the cost of living in London is expensive. However, one thing that’s in a Londoner’s favour is that the wages in the capital city are, in general, higher than anywhere else in the country.

Travelling

Travel in and around London is easy, and there are many options available for getting in and out, as well as travel within the city itself. One of the many benefits of living in London is that there really is no necessity to have a car. Most Londoners use the efficient transport network and underground trains called ‘Tubes’.

Cost of Entertainment

The cost of entertainment in London varies, of course, depending on individual taste. A cinema ticket is between £8 - £12 per person. The theatre & live performances is another source of entertainment in London that costs around £80. To keep track of everything that is happening in London, sign up for The Londonist and receive free email updates of activities in and around London

Internet & Phone Costs

The average broadband price in London is about £25. Purchasing a phone for temporary use in London is also a fair bit easier & cheaper than elsewhere in the world. The UK also have a Pay As You Go (PAYG) phone option.

A small country with a big heart and some of the most beautiful landscapes, with lively cities and welcoming people on the planet. Living in Scotland is not only enjoyable but generally less expensive than many other areas in the UK - weekly household costs can be 20% cheaper than in London and 10% cheaper than the UK as a whole. Have it all for less.

Housing

Although house prices and rent are often lower than in other parts of the UK, prices vary according to where one lives and the type of property one chooses. The average monthly rent is £537.

Food

The cost of weekly groceries depends on what is bought, the number of people shopped for and where one goes. The average household spends £54.80 per week on food, which is lower than most parts of the UK.

Home energy

Home energy prices will depend on how energy efficient the home is and what energy supplier is chosen. Most households spend about £25 per week on gas and electricity for their home.

Getting around

Well-organized road, rail and ferry networks link Scotland from cities to the coastline. When planned ahead, one can often get cheap travel deals.

Public transport

If regular work trips are necessary, money can be saved by purchasing weekly, monthly or annual season tickets. The average household spends £12.40 per week on public transport.

Cars

Generally, car prices in Scotland are similar to other parts of the UK. If one knows what they're looking for, they can usually get a good price. Most people in Scotland spend an average of £23.20 per week on petrol.

Wales

Every corner of Wales has something to discover. North Wales, South Wales, Mid Wales and West Wales. We also have three glorious national parks to explore – Snowdonia, the Pembrokeshire Coast and the Brecon Beacons.

Cost of Living

Wales has some of the lowest living costs in the United Kingdom and most of the population enjoy a high standard of living. Living costs in Wales do depend on location, employment and circumstances. However, historically Wales have had lower costs on items such as accommodation, travel, food, entertainment, shopping and services. Property prices, council tax and basic expenses in Wales all generally fall below the UK average.

Earnings

The average gross weekly earnings in Wales in 2014 was £537.

Healthcare

People living in Wales can access a full and diverse range of healthcare, with the National Health Service (NHS) and both private and complementary medicine practices available. Wales - A Bilingual Nation
Almost everyone in Wales speaks English. Around 19% of the population also speak Welsh. English and Welsh exist side by side. Bilingual signs can be seen and both languages heard spoken.

Housing in Wales

There are a number of options for housing in Wales depending on individual circumstances.Wales has some of the most competitive house prices in the United Kingdom.

Entertainment

Wales has a thriving nightlife and loads of places to meet up with friends and have a good chat or dance the night away. Like our city centre clubs and bars in Cardiff where you can have a drink on outdoor terraces, or the legendary Mumbles in Swansea which offers a mile long stretch of pubs and bars along the coast.