Cost of living in London (South)

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  1. eko1990

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    I have a job offer in London, so now i am asking here how much money per month would i need to live in London. I need to pay apartment or room, bus tickets...Any advice?
     
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    Concur with the other guys that say 2K would be needed. The most basic crap flat anywhere between Brixton and Croydon costs about 900 per month. You could try sharing a flat with someone, but IMHO that is no quality of life.
     
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    I don't live in London, but I did visit it when I was in High School and I got to know several people from my country living there. From my experience, Transportation is pretty expensive and it depends on what district you live in. I remember spending close to 100 pounds in a week (I was a tourist so I traveled a lot). Rents are really expensive too, obviously it will depend on how close to the center you are, you might want to take a buddy with you and split the costs.
    From what I recall, food is pretty cheap compared to other costs, so your main worries should definetly be Rent + Transportation. Add another several hundreds of pounds and that's it.
     
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    See if as an incentive your work will pay for your commuting costs + possibly some rental benefits?

    Pretend that another company has offered you similar benefits and hoping they will match it?

    I suppose it depends on what sort of job offer you've just received.
     
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    Never actually thought to ask, what job did they offer you?

    I mean, if you're the new Prime Minister, then you would naturally acquire something like this
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    And you get all those coppers standing there as an added benefit
     
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    He's gonna need them standing there if its Brixton.
     
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    They are giving me 1500/m. I am electric engineer and I would be working all over uk and ireland. So shared flat would be ok. From your comments now I think I could live with this 1500/m. Is there anything more I need to pay (rent, transport, food)? Thanks for you all comments.
     
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    I live in London and concur with much of the sentiments.

    It is getting expensive even in Zone 3 so don't expect to live in South Kensington.

    South of the river (urgh) is cheaper :)
     
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    I just have one more question: What about buying a car? I.e. focus or astra diesel engine, how much you need to give for tax and insurance in a year?
     
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    Now I don't know ... There is opportunity to get promoted in 1-2 years (I would be junior plc programmer on start), Other company's offer around 1,8-2k but i got offer only from this company.