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York, England

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Sep 05, 2023

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in York, UK: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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What do I need to know about living in York?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to York, they said:

"Expats considering retiring in York, should be aware of several factors to ensure a smooth transition and enjoyable retirement experience. Firstly, it is essential to research and understand the UK's visa and residency requirements, as well as any potential tax implications for retirees. The cost of living in York is generally lower than in London, but it is still essential to budget and plan for housing, utilities, transportation, and other daily expenses. Expats should also familiarize themselves with the local healthcare system, including registering with a general practitioner (GP) and understanding the coverage provided by the National Health Service (NHS). York has a rich history and vibrant cultural scene, offering numerous opportunities for retirees to engage in social activities and explore the city's heritage. It is essential to learn about local customs, traditions, and etiquette to integrate into the community successfully. The climate in York is temperate, with mild summers and cool winters, so expats should be prepared for the weather and invest in appropriate clothing. Additionally, public transportation is widely available and reliable, making it easy to navigate the city and surrounding areas. Finally, it is crucial for expats to establish a support network of friends and acquaintances, both from the local community and fellow expats. Joining clubs, attending social events, and participating in community activities can help retirees build connections and make the most of their retirement in York," commented one expat who made the move to York.

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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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