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GUEST,Ashley BS: Cost of Living - UK (27) BS: Cost of Living - UK 25 May 04


I'm seriously considering moving to the UK. I live in the US and have visited the UK several times and I think I would be happier there - I've always felt that I fit in better. My mom is British, so it won't be a problem to emigrate. My question - just browsing jobs on sites like Monster.co.uk the salaries seem low for the cost of living in the UK, and I know the taxes are higher too. I'm 49 years old and have a lot of varied experience ranging from sales to high end administrative work. But realistically I might only manage to get something that pays 12,000 to 15,000 pounds PA, given the fact that I'm older and don't have a specific technical skill. I wouldn't need a big place to live, and would probably choose a small town that is within commuting distance to a larger city. Right now I'm leaning towards Scotland - the Glasgow or Edinburgh area. Would I be heading for a life of grinding poverty, or do people manage on salaries like that. I'm quite willing to simplify my american style of life, and I would be coming over with some savings - probably at least enough to buy a car and manage for several months till I found a job. Any advice?


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