Living in the UK is naturally intimidating to most people because of the currency which is the English pound. However, it’s just a matter of what city or town in England you want to live in. If you want to live in the capital city of London, you should know that a large part of your earnings will go towards renting a house or room. With the monthly rent you give to a room in London, it is possible to keep your own house or flat a bit outside of London.
Unfortunately, room rents in a location close to the city center can start from £500 and go up to £900.
Spending on a supermarket other than rent, that is, accessing food, will not force you financially. Don’t be intimidated by your food costs in England, where there is a selection of markets suitable for every budget. If you live alone, your supermarket expenses will be around max. £100 per month.
However, I cannot say the same for eating out. Imagine how cheap the food and ready meals are in supermarkets, on the other hand, prices in the restaurants and takeaway snacks may shake your budget a little.
Another important cost of living and expense is, of course, transportation. Taxis are naturally the most expensive transportation option in London. Then, as a second, the metro ticket prices come. Bus tickets are reasonably priced.
However, since England is a flat country, you can easily reach everywhere by walking and almost without getting tired 🙂 In addition, cycling is so encouraged that you can see bike stations almost every 200 meters and you can explore your city in a fun and fast way by renting a bike with your contactless credit card.
In England, parks, museums, and most exhibitions are free. Therefore, you do not have to go to a place and spend money to socialize. The people of England are very sociable and warm-blooded. Therefore, your circle of friends will be formed in a short time.
London is a city of art and music. If you want to go to the musical, it is a good idea to buy your tickets in advance. Otherwise, I would like to say that the tickets will be quite expensive. Some musical tickets are sold for 250 pounds or above for each person.
In conclusion, if you live and work alone in the UK, the minimum wage of approximately £1,500 will be sufficient for your monthly living expenses. If you want to earn more, there are so many job opportunities that you can create additional income for yourself even if it is part-time.
Life is short, therefore enjoy one of the most beautiful countries in the world, which is England.