If there’s one thing New Yorkers all adamantly believe, it’s that “London is the most expensive place in the world!” The amount of times I have heard this statement is uncanny. And while it’s sorta true, it’s also…well…not.
If you’re looking at things from a global economics scale, yes, the GBP is worth more than the USD. So yeah, I suppose London is a bit more expensive. This is especially true if you’re hopping over the pond for a visit to your British mates. BUT. One, very large, but(t). If you are living in London, earning that sweet £££, it’s actually not too bad…at all. Because the currencies are similar enough in value they both have a base rate of “1” (i.e. you can go to a Dollar Store in America or a Poundland in England, same sort of thing).
Now that that is sorted, I can bring you to the title of this post…”Moving house…again.”
So yes, London is expensive, but actually not that expensive.
And the whole point of this post is to procrastinate packing my suitcases to change Airbnb tomorrow.
In London, I could easily find a place to let for £550 a month. Five-hundred-fifty. That is peanuts. In NYC you’re lucky to find something good under $1000 - this isn’t even factoring in the hellish real-estate market in this city.
So yes, London is expensive, but actually not that expensive. And the whole point of this post is to procrastinate packing my suitcases to change Airbnb tomorrow.
**Tune in next time to find out about how I ran to the airport to track down my MacBook.