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Pros and Cons of Living in England

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jan 07, 2024

Summary: The UK is a great place to live, offering a high quality of life, excellent healthcare and education, and a vibrant culture. However, living in the UK can also be expensive, with high taxes and the cost of living in some areas being particularly high. Additionally, the weather can be unpredictable and the UK is often subject to long periods of rain. On the other hand, the UK is a diverse and multicultural country, with a wide range of activities and attractions to explore.

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What are the pros and cons of living in England?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in England responded:

"Expats and digital nomads often appreciate the rich cultural heritage of England, as well as the vibrant cities and beautiful countryside. They also enjoy the excellent public transportation system, the wide variety of restaurants and pubs, and the friendly people. On the other hand, some expats and digital nomads may find the weather in England to be too cold and wet, and the cost of living to be quite high. Additionally, the language barrier can be a challenge for those who are not native English speakers," said one expat in living in UK.

"I enjoy the wide open spaces, seeing cows and people horse riding nearby. I like that I am 30 minutes or less to London. I like that museums and galleries are free," wrote one expat in Welwyn.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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