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London, U.K.
London, U.K.

Cost of Living in England

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: What is the cost of living in UK? Hear what expats, digital nomads and retirees living in UK have to say about the cost of housing, health insurance and general living costs.

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Housing Costs in England

"So far, accommodation in England is more expensive than any other country I've lived in thus far. I pay 400 Pounds for my house," remarked another expat in Sheffield.

"Housing costs are definitely higher here, significantly so. To rent a 2-bed apartment in a central location, you have to count with at least £400 per week," explained one expat living in London.

"The housing costs are higher here, but we also earn better money. It is my experience that the ratio of the cost of living vs. income is proportionate in first world countries. I'm sure this can not be said everywhere, unfortunately, but it's true of England. So...it costs more to live in London BUT you make more money there too," said another expat in Colchester.

"I left the US 14 years ago, so it's hard to say. But, I'd estimate that when I moved to this area, I paid about 75% more in rent than I had been doing in the US," added another person living in London.

"The cost of housing are higher than they were in Montreal. I paid 83000 for my house a year ago (now the same house sell at 90000-95000). Terraced house are less expensive and the price depends on the area where you live (good or bad area). The same house can be sold at different price depending of the area. Ex: My house in a bad area (Stockport) = +-70000 in a good area (Stockport)= +-120000 !! Bills: 80/month council taxes + 200/year water + 30/year TV license + 45 gaz & electricity + 45 phone&Internet + 38 cable (TV) + 450/month mortage + 25/month house insurance," explained one expat living in Stockport.

"Much higher than Frankfurt Germany small house costs 1500$ excluding expenses 20 min by train from city (and that's a bargain! don't ask me where I live). Houses built like **** but everywhere the same, miss German quality very much," said another in London.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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