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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Rubyventures: 11:39am On Jun 23
Lexusgs430:



We are too sensitive to irrelevant issues, and pay little or no attention, to more important issues .... wink

What is important and irrelevant depends on the individual.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 11:40am On Jun 23
sgtponzihater1:


True. I enjoy his shows. I have found men in their 50s, some hospital Consultants, living slightly above board with properties, drop everything and escape abroad. And I still find it difficult to understand the rationale.


Human wants are insatiable....... Remember your micro economics lectures........ cheesy

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 11:41am On Jun 23
Rubyventures:


What is important and irrelevant depends on the individual.

Exactly....... Very subjective matter, so options are available to turn off, switch over or look away....... grin
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Drella(f): 11:42am On Jun 23
Ilekokonit:


The pounds people mention may seem high but the monthly bills and living expenses in the UK are very high too for example if your monthly net pay is £2,000 and your Rent for a 1 bed flat is £900, Council Tax £100, Gas and electricity £100, Water £40, Broadband and Tv Licence £60, Travel £150 and you havent added car insurance + petrol if you have a car and feeding and so you'll see that at the end of the day you may not be able to save much out of the £2,000 net pay and a lot of employees in the UK even with good wages still depend on credit cards and overdrafts and its very hard to see an employee in the UK that has savings worth 3 times of their monthly net pay .

So the grass may seem greener on the other side but is it really greener ?? Not all that glitters is gold .

I do understand you.

But I'm more particular about people trying to move to the UK from Nigeria.

"I payed £X,000 for so so and so"
And I'm like,"Yo!Where are people seeing this money from?" cry cry

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Rubyventures: 11:42am On Jun 23
justwise:


They will even call for your blood

Mob justice... excuse to put all their frustrations on you grin grin grin
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Rubyventures: 11:48am On Jun 23
Lexusgs430:



Human wants are insatiable....... Remember your micro economics lectures........ cheesy

What Frank is trying to say is that if you are comfortable in Nigeria dont sell all your assets and move abroad expecting a much better life. It might be the biggest mistake aof your life and the shame of going back with nothing is why most stay and live a hard live in the west. His message is not for everyone. .. But like you said..

Human wants are insatiable....

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Rubyventures: 11:50am On Jun 23
sgtponzihater1:


Not castigating him or picking holes in what he is saying at all. Don't get me wrong. I am only happy I discovered him after I have travelled, because I may lost interest.

I think he is just trying to advise those who are very comfortable in Nigeria.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 11:52am On Jun 23
Rubyventures:


What is important and irrelevant depends on the individual.

Semantics...... cheesy
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Ralphlauren(m): 11:59am On Jun 23
dupyshoo:
@Bolded, not sure it is that hard to save 3 times monthly salary. Especially if you are not staying in London or any of the big cities. Where I live, you can get a 3 bed house for £500- £600 or mortgage of about £350-£400.
Imagine, a couple with a take home of £5k and expenses of about 2k-3k. They can easily save 2k per month

I think it's all about contentment. Use credit cards as debit cards and don't buy what you can't afford.


If you do not mind me asking, please what part of the country is this? Thanks

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Ralphlauren(m): 12:01pm On Jun 23
Ticha:


When I screen potential tenants, I expect an income of 4 times rent as that's what my insurance requires (I have rent guarantee insurance) which means I have to ask for the monthly income and proof of it. So yes, expect to also send in payslips or bank statements to back up the amount you say you earn.

Interesting. . .

Out of curiosity, please does the insurance cover period where the property is empty and you are actively advertising for a new tenant?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by descarado: 12:02pm On Jun 23
Ralphlauren:


If you do not mind me asking, please what part of the country is this? Thanks
grin
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by KOVIC19COVID20: 12:03pm On Jun 23
dupyshoo:
@Bolded, not sure it is that hard to save 3 times monthly salary. Especially if you are not staying in London or any of the big cities. Where I live, you can get a 3 bed house for £500- £600 or mortgage of about £350-£400.
Imagine, a couple with a take home of £5k and expenses of about 2k-3k. They can easily save 2k per month

I think it's all about contentment. Use credit cards as debit cards and don't buy what you can't afford.



Please help a brother. Which part of the UK is this please?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by descarado: 12:06pm On Jun 23
Rubyventures:


I think the cost of living is much higher in Nigeria. If you want 24hrs electricity you have got to factor in the cost of diesel / petrol
Nope.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by TheGuyFromHR: 12:11pm On Jun 23
descarado:

Nope.


Comparing cost of living in the UK and Nigeria is difficult.
This is because most people in Nigeria unfortunately are not living at the same standard as the average person in the UK is (in terms of access to decent education, healthcare, infrastructure, etc.). Taxation might seem high in developed countries, but a lot of people would gladly pay developed country taxation if that would provide them developed-country amenities. And everything has a knock on effect, for instance, if you want to earn decent wages yourself, you have to realise that means increasing wages for everyone in terms of a good minimum living wage, so one cant expect to get cheap childcare/domestic service, for instance, which in turn pushes up cost of living, and so on.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by descarado: 12:16pm On Jun 23
Ishilove:

Do people actually go commando on live TV?
You ain't seen anything yet grin

My colleague entered the parking lot almost naked one evening last week.
Only oversized t shirt. Nothing under and see tru bra.

I come dey shame on her behalf grin


So it's nothing to them. And you should look the other way or they cry sexual harassment.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Mamatukwas: 12:17pm On Jun 23
Check on your relatives in Nigeria. Things are not really easy for people there now. There’s a food crises situation brewing.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by justwise(m): 12:17pm On Jun 23
Lexusgs430:



Been naked means nothing to many........ grin

We come in naked, go naked many more times and we are checking out naked (well, before the undertaker dresses us up).......... cheesy

Yea but if i expose myself in public in front of 2-3 people police will be called on me and i will be charged for indecency exposure but i can go naked on national television ? Nice

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by AirBay: 12:19pm On Jun 23
Ralphlauren:


If you do not mind me asking, please what part of the country is this? Thanks

E.g Doncaster, I am very sure about this. Some parts of Sheffield, 2-3 bedroom flat goes for £500 -£550 monthly

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Rubyventures: 12:20pm On Jun 23
TheGuyFromHR:


Comparing cost of living in the UK and Nigeria is difficult.
This is because most people in Nigeria unfortunately are not living at the same standard as the average person in the UK is (in terms of access to decent education, healthcare, infrastructure, etc.). Taxation might seem high in developed countries, but a lot of people would gladly pay developed country taxation if that would provide them developed-country amenities. And everything has a knock on effect, for instance, if you want to earn decent wages yourself, you have to realise that means increasing wages for everyone in terms of a good minimum living wage, so one cant expect to get cheap childcare/domestic service, for instance, which in turn pushes up cost of living, and so on.

Yes thats what im trying to say. You have got to compare like for like. Bottom line is if you want to live the same standard of living in Nigeria as the Uk with just the necessary basics. Nigeria is more expensive.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 12:21pm On Jun 23
justwise:


Yea but if i expose myself in public in front of 2-3 people police will be called on me and i will be charged for indecency exposure but i can go naked on national television ? Nice


I am having this weird image, you been in the shower....... With your clothes on...........

Wake up Wake up...... It was just a dream/nightmare........ cheesy
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Rubyventures: 12:21pm On Jun 23
AirBay:


E.g Doncaster, I am very sure about this. Some parts of Sheffield, 2-3 bedroom flat goes for £500 -£550

I thought it was only in Wales and Scotland you get such low prices.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 12:22pm On Jun 23
AirBay:


E.g Doncaster, I am very sure about this. Some parts of Sheffield, 2-3 bedroom flat goes for £500 -£550 monthly


We are all moving to Doncaster........... cheesy

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Rubyventures: 12:23pm On Jun 23
Lexusgs430:



I am having this weird image, you been in the shower....... With your clothes on...........

Wake up Wake up...... It was just a dream/nightmare........ cheesy

grin grin grin grin Mr Lexus dreaming of Justwise
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 12:23pm On Jun 23
Rubyventures:


I thought it was only in Wales and Scotland you get such low prices.


Are you contemplating a move....... Because of cheaper rent...... tongue
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 12:24pm On Jun 23
Rubyventures:


grin grin grin grin Mr Lexus dreaming of Justwise


More stranger things have happened....... wink
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by TheGuyFromHR: 12:26pm On Jun 23
Unfortunately, cheaper rent might come with fewer to almost non-existent opportunities.
Except one is remote working for the near future.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Rubyventures: 12:27pm On Jun 23
Lexusgs430:



Are you contemplating a move....... Because of cheaper rent...... tongue

No, but i am contemplating moving out of London for other reasons
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by justwise(m): 12:42pm On Jun 23
Regex:


Brand ko, Band ni. I'm fine being a Geordie.

grin grin

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Ralphlauren(m): 1:11pm On Jun 23
descarado:

grin

I'm asking for investment purposes. The mortgage range given by Dupsy won't even cover a 2 bedroom flat in some parts of Scotland.

AirBay:


E.g Doncaster, I am very sure about this. Some parts of Sheffield, 2-3 bedroom flat goes for £500 -£550 monthly

Interesting. Is that the mortgage or actual rental income?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by dupyshoo: 1:18pm On Jun 23
I live in Greater Manchester. It is about 30-35 mins drive from Manchester. Train is similar. Husby and I work in Manchester, so we do the journey almost every work day before Covid.

KOVIC19COVID20:



Please help a brother. Which part of the UK is this please?

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by justwise(m): 1:21pm On Jun 23
Lexusgs430:



I am having this weird image, you been in the shower....... With your clothes on...........

Wake up Wake up...... It was just a dream/nightmare........ cheesy

You need to call your GP quick grin
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Rubyventures: 2:16pm On Jun 23
justwise:


You need to call your GP quick grin

When a Dr falls sick who do you call?

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