Guest Posted February 5, 2021 Share Posted February 5, 2021 1 hour ago, serpentine said: Keeping travelling expenses down? Yes, the cost of a rail ticket from outer London to the centre was massive c. 2016. Mostly though because by selling a tiny studio flat back in 2014 we were then able to buy a reasonable 3 bed house with a fair bit of 'fun money 'left over. No more mortgage, our earnings are finally our own! 24 year mortgage paid up! Salaries here in the East Midlands are lower (although not that much for admin and retail jobs I'd say between about half and 2/3 London salaries for the jobs we had. ) Property is about 3 x as expensive it is here say a house that costs £400,000 in North or South London can be bought in Nottingham for say £130,000 ish; oh and the air quality far less traffic and fumes, that is miles better. I loved London as a teen, but now, I love quiet nights, nature all around me and peace! Best 'move' we ever made. Forest nearby - and horses! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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