Average Cost of Living



Hep

Striker
I suspect 5g with the data required to run a house would cost more than the average phone bill tbh.

For me this whole thing doesn't pass the reality sniff test tbh. Ultimately it's saying that a recent graduate earns £xx, therefore can not afford average living costs. But that seems reasonable to me, I'd expect the average graduate salary to be less than the median salary. Why would someone expect to earn a median salary when they have a bit of paper that says they have an academic qualification but have limited experience outside of that?
£17 a month unlimited.
 
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gatopreto

Midfield
Jobs where they add an allowance for London like the civil service, I don't think it's anywhere near enough. For example a 34 grand salary up here is much better than 38 grand salary in london
 

Darlo1973

Striker
I think the actual point of her post was that too many employers are advertising jobs with "competitive" salaries and then not stating the actual amount. What's competitive for someone may not be for someone else.

Recently I looked for a new job and found this all over the place, probably 1 in 30 jobs actually stating a salary or salary range.

As far as the figures go, they probably match what I paid when I first moved out of my parents after uni, albeit the bills were split with my flatmate.

Once you get to experienced/professional jobs in the private sector then exact salaries are never mentioned in the adverts as it all comes down to the kind of person that they find, what they end up doing and negotiation.
 

AndrewP

Striker
15k a year with a family. You are budgeting well if that is your overall family income. If your partner is grafting anywhere near full time then I'd expect you to be reasonablly comfortable
It's not possible, so there will be either benefits or a second income involved.
 

safcsafc

Midfield
County Durham, B band - apparently. Seems mental that that is more than average
Durham council tax is ridiculous.
there’s houses worth more than mine on a band or 2 lower across the road. This has just reminded me to send an appeal in 👍
 

MackemX

Striker
She must just be minted.
Over the years, I've lost count of the times I've told older relatives/friends who call me from landlines that they should hang up after 5 or so rings so it costs them nowt. That's so they don't go to the voicemail and end up paying for the landline to mobile call. If they ring it for a few times and hang up then I simply call them back either straight away or when I see the missed call.

If they ring and you press button to ignore the call, it diverts them to voicemail so you just let it ring out in the hope they hang up before the voicemail. Nah, still has to be ring ring ring ring ring ring ring ring ring ring ring ring ring ring ring ring so it goes to voicemail. I then get a text to say I've got a voicemail and when I listen to it, 90% of the time you hear the click from when they've hung up! :lol:
 
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Darlo1973

Striker
Over the years, I've lost count of the times I've told older relatives/friends who call me from landlines that they should hang up after 5 or so rings so it costs them nowt. That's so they don't go to the voicemail and end up paying for the landline to mobile call. If they ring it for a few times and hang up then I simply call them back either straight away or when I see the missed call.

If they ring and you press button to ignore the call, it diverts them to voicemail so you just let it ring out in the hope they hang up before the voicemail. Nah, still has to be ring ring ring ring ring ring ring ring ring ring ring ring ring ring ring ring so it goes to voicemail. I then get a text to say I've got a voicemail and when I listen to it, 90% of the time you hear the click from when they've hung up! :lol:

I really should turn my voicemail service off as my mam is the only one who ever leaves me a message. Everyone else knows that I will see it as a missed call from a known number and ring them back.
 
Once you get to experienced/professional jobs in the private sector then exact salaries are never mentioned in the adverts as it all comes down to the kind of person that they find, what they end up doing and negotiation.

It's all a sly way of getting you for as little as possible, which inevitably wastes everyones time as you have the initial interview and ask about the salary to find it's a paltry sum.

When unemployment is high or demand in the sector is low then the salary is "competitive", when unemployment drops / it's an employees market suddenly the salaries are front and centre.
 

Kenna

Striker
I can't possibly imagine how hard it is to work for minimum wage down south considering the price of rent and other things, people struggle up here with it so it must be damn near impossible down there even with help.
 

Wild Card

Central Defender
No one will be paying a grand for rent unless they live alone or are rich.
I initially thought that but a then new build in Houghton le spring is about 800 quid a month to rent, so it might not be a million miles away. the rest of the figures seem about right it think
 

Jasper

Striker
exactly it's fucked and gives no breathing room for the working class. *****. the only option is debt if you want to have a nice Christmas. in the meantime....if you're from war-time sudan hell! come on in and have 50 kids. That's England for the last 50 years. I should point out at this point, I have said previously, I don't give A SHIT WHO i OFFEND. The white trash from the Us and UK are the only ones reproducing. the middle class are having one or two kids maximum whilst the f***ing benefit sucking dumb are pumping out 4 or 5. Again.. I don't give a shit who I offend.

The NE is guilty of this phenomenon, filthy chavs having kids, what could possibly be worse than that...and they will represent the white people of the future?...the other exterme is the london lot. wankers who have always been privilidged and groomed for perliment. They're bright yes, with academic studies but my god, thick as fuck in other ways. Sorry i'm not writing this very well.

To sum up. No amount of England winning a football compettion is going to paper over the cracks that the UK is not what it was after WW2...Being English is wrong, it's racial and offensive to anyone else who isn't English. I live in China,
I can vouch for how deep the propoganda goes. If you're Chinese, you're better than the English, the yanks etc, I assume most countries are promoting this utter BS manipulative shite.

er..okay signing off. match in 2 hours

:lol: gets all high and mighty about British society but lives in China
 

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