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What would make you move back to the UK?

Old Dec 20th 2006, 3:38 pm
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Just bought myself a diesel in the UK, I am averaging 500 miles per tank. To fill up costs me 42 GBP. I think thats great.
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Old Dec 20th 2006, 3:53 pm
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Originally Posted by California Dreamin'
Things are sooooo cheap in Britain...we just got back from a vacation in the north....a US gallon of petrol, 3.8 litres, was ONLY $6.64 US... .92p x 3.8 litres x 1.9 exchange rate ??
aye, but cost overall of running a motor is about the same when you consider how much more driving you do in the US, the cost of insurance, registering the car and plates and maintenance...
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Originally Posted by California Dreamin'
You forgot to mention....so are their paychecks.
It really doesn't matter does it...it's what you have left after the bills are paid that counts.
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Originally Posted by California Dreamin'
You forgot to mention....so are their paychecks.
You have the right username though....dreamin'....dream on 'cos you're in cloud cuckoo land mate.
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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl
It really doesn't matter does it...it's what you have left after the bills are paid that counts.
Have you lived in NJ all the time JG?
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Originally Posted by gruffbrown
Have you lived in NJ all the time JG?
Yep all 10 1/2 yrs
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Originally Posted by gruffbrown
Cheese.
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Winning Powerball might tempt me to move back.
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Originally Posted by Tarkak9
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Winning Powerball might tempt me to move back.
Eeeeee Wensleydale and 6.5 million Grommit.
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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl
Yep all 10 1/2 yrs
Cheap car insurance
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Originally Posted by gruffbrown
Cheap car insurance

Almost free.
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Old Dec 20th 2006, 4:10 pm
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Originally Posted by britvic
We know it's going to be bloody hard at first, but I'm at home and know how things are done, we will get on and do it, stuff we have acquired over here dont mean shit, it will all come again in time, we ain't going to starve, it will not be our own roof over our heads, but we will be much happier in our every day lives, and I know I will be doing alot of this
And that is really the best and only reason, in my opinion. If you're not happy where you're at, then it doesn't matter where the place is, or how nice it is, its not home and it never will be.
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Originally Posted by California Dreamin'
You forgot to mention....so are their paychecks.

Our day to day living costs for a family of 3 in Florida (not counting the horrors of health care costs) were approximately...

Per month:

Housing (Mortgage + Insurance + Property tax) - $1975
Utilities - $350
Car running costs (fuel, insurance, tag, servicing etc) (x2) - $500 = $1000
Food (Just standard Publix - like Tescos - shopping) - $1200

So just monthly bills were about $5000 per month before any "luxuries"

In the UK our out goings fo similar are:
Housing - £950
Utilities - £120
Cars (x2) - £200 = £400
Food - £280

Monthly UK bills are about £1750.

In the US we lived in a 3 bed detached home. In the UK we live in a 3 bed detached home.

Therefore our UK basic cost of living is nearly 1/3 that of our US one.

EVEN IF you choose to apply the misconception of the exchange rate (which you cant because when you live there and earn in $$ there is no exchange rate) our UK cost of living is still nearly half.

If you have never lived in another country don't get wrapped up in the Rip Off Britain crap...it's just another media lie.
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Originally Posted by Old William
Our day to day living costs for a family of 3 in Florida (not counting the horrors of health care costs) were approximately...

Per month:

Housing (Mortgage + Insurance + Property tax) - $1975
Utilities - $350
Car running costs (fuel, insurance, tag, servicing etc) (x2) - $500 = $1000
Food (Just standard Publix - like Tescos - shopping) - $1200

So just monthly bills were about $5000 per month before any "luxuries"

In the UK our out goings fo similar are:
Housing - £950
Utilities - £120
Cars (x2) - £200 = £400
Food - £280

Monthly UK bills are about £1750.

In the US we lived in a 3 bed detached home. In the UK we live in a 3 bed detached home.

Therefore our UK basic cost of living is nearly 1/3 that of our US one.

EVEN IF you choose to apply the misconception of the exchange rate (which you cant because when you live there and earn in $$ there is no exchange rate) our UK cost of living is still nearly half.

If you have never lived in another country don't get wrapped up in the Rip Off Britain crap...it's just another media lie.

Methinks our dreamer is not a family man....probably young and single or newly married.
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Old Dec 20th 2006, 4:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl
Methinks our dreamer is not a family man....probably young and single or newly married.
And considers the cost of purchasing a pair of Levi's at a discount tourist store based on the exchange rate between the strong pound and the free falling dollar as opposed to his local Next Store a sound indicator of the relative cost of living in both countries.
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Originally Posted by Old William
And considers the cost of purchasing a pair of Levi's at a discount tourist store based on the exchange rate between the strong pound and the free falling dollar as opposed to his local Next Store a sound indicator of the relative cost of living in both countries.
Correct. Don't forget he's living in Ca....so he'll be wearing rose coloured sunglasses.

Pleased to hear you've settled back home...not that there was ever any doubt! Merry Christmas to you and your family and all the best for 2007.
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