Recession rates

Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker ilmari at
Tue Mar 10 18:00:42 GMT 2009

David Cantrell <david at> writes:

> On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 06:39:21PM +0100, Merijn Broeren wrote:
>> Quoting Philip Newton (philip.newton at
>> > Now down to ?150/day.
>> Working 200 days a day, multiplies out to a naive Bulgarian worker who
>> hasn't eyed up the cost of London living yet? 
> There are *plenty* of people in London on 30,000 a year.

Indeed. I lived perfectly adequately in a decent, roomy 1-bed flat in
Kennignton on £34k in my first job in London (and the UK for that
matter). I even managed to nourish my whisky habit and put aside more
money than I did in Oslo on a similar gross salary (okay, the flat in
Oslo quite a bit newer, but unfurnished and about the same price).

"A disappointingly low fraction of the human race is,
 at any given time, on fire." - Stig Sandbeck Mathisen

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