Moving: where / why? (in Off-topic)
If you could move to any city in the world, where would you go, and why? Also, what would be the approximate cost of living?
May 24 2008 8:50 PM EDT
London, or England somewhere. Its beautiful.
The cost of living: more than here :(.
I don't think you can work (legally) in Dubai unless you are a native.
May 24 2008 9:23 PM EDT
Melbourne or Sydney in Australia. Australia is a great country , the people are friendly and the weather is a heck of a lot better than in Canada. The cost of living isn't too high.
Been to London. I'll pass on that. Thanks for the suggestion, though.
Cost of living would be easily supported by any decent job. The awesomeness of myself, and the view of the beach or Ranger's wife is only a short drive away ^_^ Disney World, Epcot, Universal and all them are also not too far away. The Everglades make a great spot for outdoor-type people. Miami's nearby with a nice scene, though you have to speak two languages to get anywhere (Spanish and Creole). As an added bonus, we are in real-people time. I imagine living in the future like Flamey or in the past like nov would get confusing... =/
May 24 2008 11:56 PM EDT
"Melbourne or Sydney in Australia. Australia is a great country , the people are friendly and the weather is a heck of a lot better than in Canada. The cost of living isn't too high."
Australia is terrible if you like video games, though. Prices are higher than US and we don't even get a lot of games (and we get edits (Also get edits in anime)). Importing costs are usually really high as well, unless you buy from Asia.
Oh, and the internet here is less than good - too expensive for what you get.
On the other hand, I'd never want to live anywhere but Perth, Western Australia.
May 25 2008 2:27 AM EDT
Dublin, Ireland. I love ireland, its in my blood. however I would probably want to visit first to see if i actually like living there.
Spain, Valencia. Beautiful scenery in the proximity, the city that has history and character. Lots of new architecture in the new part of the city. Friendly people too, but you need to learn Spanish :)
Lots of things to do and lots of things to see.
The living cost is cheaper then most European cities
May 25 2008 7:21 AM EDT
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Been to London. I'll pass on that. Thanks for the suggestion, though. "
Was going to say: what's wrong with London? But it is currently one of the most expensive places to live in the world.
On average you could be looking at a minimum of ﾣ500 per month on rent. Which is the equivalent of nearly 1000 USD. And that will get you a room. Not a flat. A room.
Average place for a 1 bedroom flat in London is between ﾣ750 and ﾣ1000 (between 1500 and 2000 USD) per month at the moment. And rents are rising.
May 25 2008 8:59 AM EDT
"Oh, and the internet here is less than good - too expensive for what you get. "
I get ADSL2+, 18 GB DL limit for $50. You can get 6 GB for $40, seems fairly cheap to me. What's that a few hours work for a whole month of internet?
May 25 2008 9:08 AM EDT
I'd give one piece of advice if you're looking to move. Don't underestimate the complications that will arise if you don't speak the language fluently. "Getting by", by being able to talk a little of the language, or even "getting by well" by learning a lot of the language whilst living there is no substitute for being fluent.
I spent a couple of years abroad and although I could navigate through almost any situation with my broken French I still really missed being able to chit chat to colleagues over a baguette at lunch time, or with total strangers over a beer at the local without having to have my concentration radar switched to maximum setting... :)
Being able to "talk" in a foreign language is, in my experience, very very different to being able to "speak" a foreign language.
If I was given the choice of moving to any city then I'd not hesitate. I'd be off to Adelaide in Australia like a shot. Cost of living isn't a problem given that I'm currently in the UK and almost anywhere else is cheaper. Disposable income will be much greater in Aus even with a 20% lower paid job - at least it was the last time I contemplated moving there.
If I was looking to move then it would be for a "life change" and climate would be important - another good reason not to come to the UK. Consider that too...
Impressively multicultural, fabulous restaurants, beautiful, John So, clean, great people, high-priority green space, all the best Hughes, world class shopping, low risk for earthquakes, typhoons, tornadoes, blizzards, etc.
Considerations: Not so expensive by Beee's standards, but probably 3x more expensive than my current life. World's loudest cicadas. Very hot summers. Water issues. Wildfire season -- not a danger in the city, but has been known to affect air quality.
May 25 2008 10:05 PM EDT
Blarg: Ireland is awesome, Dublin is nice, but best countryside I've ever been.
May 25 2008 10:19 PM EDT
I could do countryside as well, being from sorta countryside myself in Canada.
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