That's true. The overground trains do. But you have to take the Underground to get to the station that has the Heathrow Express train. So now I'll have to take a train then take a bus at like 4.15 am. And I hate taking the bus even at the best of times. At least there seem to be many buses that go to this station and it's the last stop so don't have to figure out where to depart.
Speaking of buses, I think Dublin is entirely bus-operated. It's not a huge place, I guess.
And besides, the public transportation system in London is extensive but it's overcrowded, over-priced, full of assholes (who tend to be of a particular racial group), and often late.
Assuming this Dublin thing works out, which is very well may not, I should be able to get a car anyway. I mean, the cost of living is like half that of London. Just check it out:
I'm mainly looking at rent. But everything else is cheaper too.
So let's say that I'm only making as much there as I do in London. I should be saving far more money and/or living a far better lifestyle.
But actually, this job should pay more than what I'm getting because they're asking for much faster transcripts. Same day transcripts in London...you're talking about £350/day. So hopefully they pay around that. That would be fantastic. Although, I'm not sure that I'm capable of doing same day transcripts which is why I'm not doing that in London.
It also seems to be a salaried position. I've always been so-called "self-employed" with these London jobs in the same field. This would be particularly important in Dublin because hopefully they would offer health insurance. There's no free healthcare there.
So see how it goes. And if not, drinking in Finland is a cool idea too.
There are options. Don't have to stay in shitty London. Can do whatever.
But that £350/day...holy crap. I'm making a lot of assumptions here but let's just explore it.
I would really hope that it's not a five day a week job so let's say three days a week. That's £4200/month. Over £50,000/year, by the way. So £4200 is €6000. That worked out neatly.
Then let's say you use the well-published guide of spending 33% of your income on rent. What could I get for €2000/month in Dublin? Check out daft.ie
Holy shit. Two bedroom semi-luxurious penthouses and shit. Two bedroom cottage. That would be sweet. Three bedroom duplex apartment. Whatever "duplex" means. Probably cool. Four bedroom period house.
These are cool and all but let me search for just one bedroom places. Duplex overlooking a canal. I guess that's good. Yeah, looks snazzy.
Here's a place that says "free internet, utilities, towels, linen, taxes, servicing, kitchen, 24hr check-in". Like a hotel. But it's not a hotel. I don't know, maybe it's short-term only but it doesn't say that.
Only nine results for one bedroom places between €1900 and €2100. Half that should be more than enough to find someplace pretty good. So could spend 1/6 of my income on rent. I'd save a fortune.
Really, if one makes that kind of money one shouldn't be renting. But I don't want to look into the cost of buying property.
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