U.K. is expensive!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Tymmz, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. Tymmz macrumors 65816

    Tymmz

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    Man, I was warned, but the differences are huge!

    My room in Berlin, Germany for 240 Euro including bills, 5x5 meters:

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    My room in Bristol, U.K. for 345 Euro including bills, 2x2 meters:

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    But it's all good. I just need a place to sleep in Bristol.
     
  2. iGav macrumors G3

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    €345... 2 x 2 :eek: Your landlord's not anti-german by any chance is he??? :p
     
  3. XIII macrumors 68040

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    That does seem a tad steep...... :p
     
  4. liketom macrumors 601

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    i would of let you have one of my rooms for half that price lol

    but i'm not in bristol though
     
  5. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Don't worry – I'm sure the prices for lodgings in Berlin will rise very steeply this summer once the World Cup kicks off... ;)
     
  6. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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    It depends - where is your room? If your Berlin one is on the outskirts and the Bristol one is inner city, then I'm not too suprised
     
  7. Tymmz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, probably. I'm happy the room is still mine (not for the next six months, but afterwards). Maybe I go back to Berlin at the end of the year, I'm not sure yet.

    It's my third week in Bristol and I enjoied the nightlife a lot. If it stays that way, I've no problem to stay in Bristol way longer.

    Maybe the rent is little less than 345, but it's still expensive.
     
  8. Tymmz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    They are both more or less in the centre. But the rent in Berlin is really cheap. Berlin is known for cheap rents.
     
  9. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

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    I'm assuming that's a short let. They tend to be more expensive.
     
  10. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Which area of Bristol are you in?
    You're not in Clifton are you?
     
  11. Tymmz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No, in Easton. It was the cheapest room I could find on the internet. £195 without bills.
     
  12. Malcster macrumors 6502

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  13. Stella macrumors 604

    Stella

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    If you have a Apple Monitor and a powerbook, you can't be that poor. :p

    Yes, the UK is extremely expensive. I paid #350 ( Pounds )for a room in a shared house.. in Canada you could get an apartment all to yourself for that amount of money!
     
  14. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I love Bristol.
    But then I do live in Newport...:(
     
  15. Tymmz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Just becuase you saved money for some goods you want to have doesn't mean that you have a big income every month.
     
  16. liketom macrumors 601

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    just when you buy new apple product evrey 3-4 months like myself :D
     
  17. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Yea the price thing is mental. A little story.

    We we're going to move to Ireland a few years back. We took a short 1 week holiday to assess the area and to go house hunting. We found this cul-de-sac that was built on a huge 250 acre field. Some random man and a few of his mates basically built about 10 of these 'millionaire' mansion style houses. I mean they looked phenomenal! 2 conservatories on each end, 4 floors, grand entrance hall with pillars and that. Underground pool, cinema, epic stained glass window on the front that took up 2 floors in itself, entire balcony spanning the front and back of the house. In the UK it would have cost definitely £1 million. No doubt. In the right place, in Saddleworth or the Cotswolds then you're looking at about £1.25 million.

    The price? half our current house. €363,500=£250,000. We just cried. In the end we didn't stay though! pity. I'd have loved to live there. Irelands top!
     
  18. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Ok, these prices are per week? Month?

    I lived in London for a year......in Highgate, and I paid around £90 per week living in a very nice 3 bedroom place. Sure I had to share the place with a bunch of girls, including a couple of Swedish female students (niiiiiiice :D :D :D :D :D ), but I was resilient and stayed and together we all paid a total of only around £550-600 per week. But again, it was a very nice place in a very nice apartment and was meant for an entire family.

    Bristol should be cheaper, especially if the place is only 2 x 2 m. That's very small.
     
  19. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

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    Come to Oxford. A room like that will cost you £280. :(
     
  20. student_trap macrumors 68000

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  21. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    It must have been hellish, you poor little lamb. :p
     
  22. Dunepilot macrumors 6502a

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    Rents are insane.

    I've rented in several parts of London:

    Cricklewood studio flat (£650/month + water bills). Crippling, and not a great part of London.

    Whitechapel two-bed flat (£525/month each + all bills including Council Tax). Relatively small and expensive, but it was in a pretty listed building in a less-than-brilliant part of London.

    Muswell Hill room in a house (£325/month all inclusive). This has been an amazing deal that I got through an acquaintance who wasn't looking to maximise profits. This is where I live right now, and I'm moving out on the weekend of the 22/23 April to go and live in Winchester.

    However, my girlfriend is doing the rounds of Winchester agencies for me, and one-bed flats seem to be really overpriced compared with wages and the number of job vacancies in Winchester, which is concerning...
     
  23. Stella macrumors 604

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    I feel sooooo sorry for you, having to live with a bunch of girls!!;-) ( lucky bastard!!)

    #350 That was per month.

    Bristol is one of UK's fastest growing cities?

     
  24. Stella macrumors 604

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    Oxford is the second most expensive city ( London,1st of course ). I lived in Oxford for 12 months, and never liked it. Oxford is really quite boring and never saw the attraction. When I was there, Oxford had very little to do, apart from pubs. Overall, an expensive, boring dump.

    Plus, Oxford's ( ice ) hockey team sucks, badly.
    http://www.eiha.co.uk/seniorENIHLleague.html

    ( Oh, I see Oxford managed to win a few games - unlike several seasons ago - lost the lot. They have a long way to be the team that is the Guildford Flames!)
     
  25. ke2000 macrumors member

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    All cities in UK are the same, at night, all you can do is go to pubs, or perhaps snooker club. I'm getting my ass out really soon.
     

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