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Discussion in 'Jobs and Employment' started by Rabdos, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Rabdos

    Rabdos Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello!
    Is it sensible that the same entry level job is paid 37k in London and 20k in Belfast?
    Does the diffference in the cost of living justify that?
    In London, I spend 1k per month. In Belfast, I will pay 540 per month?
     
  2. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Housing in Belfast is massively cheaper than in London and I think accommodation is likely to be your biggest expense.

    I haven't tried living in London or Belfast recently, but Belfast is a nice city. Holiday in NI/Eire last year.

    Just for laughs I had a look at property.
    A 1 bedroom apartment in Belfast can be had for around £150,000.
    See http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-63714085.html for a 3 bedroom semi for under £150,000.
    You won't be able to find anything anywhere near that price in London. Can't vouch for the area, but you get the picture.

    The main thing to be aware of is the weather. It is a lot farther North and will be much colder and wetter than London. If you are good with that then there is some glorious countryside North of Belfast, including lots of GoT locations.

    My initial thoughts are that you could live better on £20k in Belfast than on £37k in London.
     
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  3. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well, I would imagine that the cost of accommodation is much cheaper in Belfast. I don't know whether the difference is enough to warrant the difference in salaries...
     
  4. james11

    james11 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    How is this query related to diabetes ?
     
  5. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ummm...jobs and employment section?
     
  6. james11

    james11 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    But his query is related to pay differernce between belfast and london..not a diabetic issue
     
  7. james11

    james11 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am astonished at the price of car tyres lately ...does any one have an opinion on that ?
    seems like this site has turned into a general chit chat about anything site
     
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