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>> No. 6895 Anonymous
30th March 2017
Thursday 9:42 pm
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I always had the notion that the grass in Britain's Anglo ex-colonies was a somewhat more lustrous shade of green, particularly for skilled tradesmen and the like, but lately I've heard the opposite; that the new world isn't a shangri-la for disgruntled British tradesmen.

A skilled tradesman who earns £30k a year in the UK would expect to earn roughly $50-60k a year doing the same job in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Even if you go back to pre-Brexit exchange rates, it seems like the guy earning $60k would be in a better position, especially if you assume that house prices would be cheaper because of more lebensraum.

Apparently some of these assumptions stand on wonky ground. I've heard that when you account for costs of living and mortgaging an average house, earning £30k outside of London will take you further than $60k a year outside of Toronto, Auckland, and Sydney. Is there any truth to that?
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>> No. 6896 Anonymous
30th March 2017
Thursday 10:02 pm
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>>6895
Sydney is a fucking ridiculously expensive place to live. I think you move country like that for other reasons, not just money - the weather, the lifestyle, the kind of house you live in and most of all, the people you hang around with. Australia seems like a great place and the people really are generally as good as they seem (although fucking racist when they want) in my experience but I can totally believe your numbers.

Also, personally if I was even thinking of Canada it would definitely be Vancouver.
>> No. 6897 Anonymous
31st March 2017
Friday 5:23 am
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OP,

I've paid 18 quid for a bottle of beer in Brisbane. Nothing special mind, just a beer. It is fucking dear out there, especially for electronics.

That said I live in one of the most expensive cities in the world and could get by and lead a healthy, happy life for 10k, I just use my noggin and find the cheap places to eat and drink.
>> No. 6898 Anonymous
31st March 2017
Friday 9:45 am
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>>6896
> Also, personally if I was even thinking of Canada it would definitely be Vancouver.

Not without learning Cantonese first m80. It's basically pre-Handover HK without the slums now.
>> No. 6899 Anonymous
31st March 2017
Friday 6:12 pm
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>>6898
>without the slums now.
That will change soon - only this time, the slums will be full of white Canadians.
>> No. 6900 Anonymous
1st April 2017
Saturday 12:33 am
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>>6899

Is that you, Chinese Ministry of Propaganda lad?
>> No. 6901 Anonymous
1st April 2017
Saturday 8:38 pm
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>>6898
Doesn't matter lad - the Canadians have a fuckton of very beautiful country and they are good at managing it. Would live in Vancouver tomorrow.

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