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Moving to Sheffield, UK

An expat in discusses renting a home in Sheffield, England. The red tape involved in finding a rental can be challenging (i.e. a 3 year history of utility bills) coupled with the high cost of housing. (Read More)

Moving to London, UK

Another expat in London advised, "When you first move to London, you definitely want to live somewhere in the center, preferably the west end side of it, as this is where you will find the majority of other expats. " (Read More)

Moving to London, UK

An expat living in London commented, "If you are coming here for work, try to get them to pay for a relocation expert. I also brought my dog with me and went through the PETS travel scheme. The process takes six months and you have to complete all the steps exactly in order and within the correct time frame or your animal does not get" (Read More)

Moving to Colchester, UK

An expat in Colchester wrote, "You can look for rental/purchase properties online and that will give you a good idea of the cost of living. Also, if you can see any outside pictures, look at the background! This area is very nice because you have a fairly large town with a fairly low crime rate, and the outer villages are countri" (Read More)

Moving to London, UK

Another expat in London advised, "Pay for a full structural survey if you buy. It's expensive, but worth it for the peace of mind. Make sure you take insurance for the stuff you move - replacement value. Shed as much as you can before moving if coming from the US, as you could easily have less space in a UK home. Check out an area a" (Read More)

Moving to Stockport, UK

An expat living in Stockport commented, "Research the area and look at the crime rate. Find a place near work or with easy access by bus/train." (Read More)

Moving to London, UK

An expat in London wrote, "Do it the same way like me, I am happy with my accomodation. However I do not like London, but I did not like it before I came here either. Weather, prices, social climate. " (Read More)

Moving to Ringwood, UK

Another expat in Ringwood advised, "Don't rent a furnished place, you'll limit your options significantly. Choose somewhere that isn't too far from the motorway if you want to tour Britain and the surrounding area. Check charity shops (thrift stores,) for furniture - it's not the same kind of furniture you would find in U.S. thrift " (Read More)

Moving to London, UK

An expat living in London commented, "I did a lot of research before I came over on neighbourhoods, transport, etc. Commutes can be brutal here, so it's worth putting in the time on this.

Also, I found the Junior League of London's book, "Living in London," immensely helpful. It explains so much about Council Tax, housing, schoo" (Read More)

Moving to London, UK

An expat in London wrote, "What's your job? Remember that London is a very large city so commuting from one side of central London to the other can take as much as an hour! If you have a stressful job look in neighborhoods nearer work, keep an open mind about up and coming areas, BUT London has a terrible street crime probl" (Read More)

Moving to London, UK

Another expat in London advised, "Finding a place to live in London can be pretty overwhelming and I would recommend, if possible, waiting until you have arrived to find a place to live. If you can live in a serviced apartment for the first month or so that you are here, it will give you the opportunity to research the areas to det" (Read More)

Moving to Reading, UK

An expat living in Reading commented, "I would have contacted the 3 credit agencies (experian, etc) and blocked my credit activity. As it was, somebody got a hold of all of my credit information and started opening credit cards in my name. When I found out (after they had already charged up 6000 dollars), I had to call all of the ag" (Read More)

Moving to Abingdon, UK

An expat in Abingdon wrote, "One thing we have really noticed about living in the UK (outside of London) is how much we feel like outsiders even though we are English speaking Anglosaxons. It has been very hard to make friends and become part of the community as we feel a bit of the cold shoulder and the distance that th" (Read More)

Moving to Abingdon, UK

Another expat in Abingdon advised, "I would advise all corporate expatriates to ensure that a sufficient housing allowance is included in their package to provide them with a home similar to the style of living they are living in at home. For other expatriates on their way over who are not on a corporate transfer I would make s" (Read More)

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Cost-of-Living-in-LondonCost of Living in London

The cost of living in London routinely ranks among the highest in the world. Here is some basic information about the realities of living in London and what you'll need to consider when deciding whether or not to move there.

The cost of living in London routinely ranks among the highest in the world. Here is some basic information about the realities of living in London and what you'll need to consider when deciding whet...

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Expats describe London as a love it or hate it city. With it's high cost of living and rainy weather, it's not for everyone. But, those who move to London and love it will tell you that the city's tremendous diversity, vibrant nightlife, incredible restaurants and varied neighborhoods.

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Cost-of-Living-in-LondonCost of Living in London

The cost of living in London routinely ranks among the highest in the world. Here is some basic information about the realities of living in London and what you'll need to consider when deciding whether or not to move there.

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Expats describe London as a love it or hate it city. With it's high cost of living and rainy weather, it's not for everyone. But, those who move to London and love it will tell you that the city's tremendous diversity, vibrant nightlife, incredible restaurants and varied neighborhoods.

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