Last updated on Apr 20, 2023
Summary: Cardiff, UK is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with a rich cultural heritage. Expats love the city's friendly atmosphere, its excellent transport links, and its proximity to the stunning Welsh countryside. The weather in Cardiff is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-30s in the summer to the mid-40s in the winter (Fahrenheit). The average cost of living for an expat is estimated to be around $2,000 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment in Cardiff is around $1,000 per month, while a two bedroom apartment is around $1,400 per month. The population of Cardiff is estimated to be around 360,000 people.
What do I need to know about living in Cardiff?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Cardiff, they said:
"Before retiring in Cardiff, expats should be aware of the cost of living, which is slightly higher than the UK average. They should also research the local healthcare system and the availability of medical services. Additionally, expats should familiarize themselves with the local culture and customs, as well as the climate and weather conditions. It is also important to research the local job market and the availability of leisure activities. Finally, expats should consider the availability of public transportation and the cost of housing in the area," remarked one expat living in Cardiff, England.
What do I need to know before moving to Cardiff?
About the Author
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.