What about Madrid? I speak Spanish. £555/month rent. £543 in Barcelona. These prices aren't bad. I mean, what's Glasgow? Yeah, £577. So it would actually be cheaper to live in a great city like Madrid or Barcelona.
I question that £577, though. It's for a one bedroom apartment in the city centre. That's what all of these statistics are. But I'm living in a one bedroom apartment in the city centre and paying £540. And this is significantly above the average for such a place, I would say.
So maybe it's the same for these other places. The given average is actually quite a bit higher than the reality. And of course that's just an average anyway. There are cheaper places.
So that would be cool to live in Spain. Why not?
How about Berlin? Yeah, £518. No problem. Could do that as well.
I mean, this game is getting a bit boring. At £2600/month for seven days' work, there's nowhere I can't live.
Oslo. £946. But even so. Can afford it. Not comfortably, I admit. You should be spending no more than 1/3 of your salary on rent, I'm advised. But you can do it. I've done it. In London, it's not uncommon to spend 50% of your income on rent.
Anyway, I only looked at Oslo because not many people can move there. Norway isn't part of the EU. But there's some Nordic agreement that goes back before the EU which allows freedom of movement among the Nordic countries.
Let's just check right here in "Great" Britain. I found a Wikipedia entry that lists all the cities with international airports.
Wow. Darlington has one? You have to be shitting me. And yeah, by far the least busy international airport in the UK. By comparison, Inverness has six times as many passengers. Sadly, no data for Darlington on Numbeo, though.
Serbia...no, let's not be ridiculous.
There's a lot in Russia but I don't know if that's too far away. And I'd need some kind of visa, I guess. Even though I wouldn't be working there.
That raises a question. Would it be difficult to get a visa for a country if you're not going to work there? If all of your work was going to be done outside of the country? All you're doing is bringing money into the country. So why would they care?
I wouldn't need a work visa then. So...what other visa types are there? Student visa. Not applicable. I don't rightly know.
£658 for Rotterdam. A bit more expensive than most places I've seen then. But I could also do some work at one of the international courts there.
Hold everything. Chişinău, Moldova. £151/month. Yeah, that's what I'm looking for. £2600/month would pay for the entire year. And it's Moldova. How bad can it be? Would also be much closer to Dubai.
Even Talinn is £444. How is it possible? But there's always Moldova.
Let's see what other shit costs in Moldova. Meal for two at a mid-priced restaurant: £7. Not amazing but pretty good.
52p for a pint of domestic beer. Tough to beat that.
7p for a one way ticket on local transport. Why even charge at all? A monthly pass is £6.
£5/month for internet. Ridiculous. Wonder if that includes line rental. Line rental might be another £2 or something.
The average disposable salary is £131/month. At £2600/month, I'd have a disposable salary of about...£150 for rent...let's say £100 for all other bills ...£2350. Totally insane.
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