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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?