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Old 10-04-2011, 11:19 AM   #81
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Wife is from Venus; I'm from Mars ...
We always thought this was hilarious while we had our US resident alien cards to prove we were also from another world.

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Old 10-04-2011, 11:40 AM   #82
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Sounds good, but how much was the total cost (include your ongoing expenses in the U.S. for the period, while you were away?).



Maybe GB should be added to foreign retirement options (I/DW are game)?
The UK once had a retirement visa, you needed 25k pounds a year income and a "close connection" to the UK, that might be family or business. However, that's been discontinued so for the average non-EU citizen or person without UK right of abode it's difficult to retire in the UK. Of course if you have lots of money you'll probably get in in as an investor or entrepenure.
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:46 AM   #83
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We always thought this was hilarious while we had our US resident alien cards to prove we were also from another world.

I remember seeing John Hurt in "The Naked Civil Servant" when I was 13. I didn't fully understand it, but I could see it was great acting and that Quentin Crisp was a great man and probably always something of an alien where ever he was.
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:24 PM   #84
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Renting the unfurnished house has cost an average of $480/week and that includes all the costs of furniture, council taxes, TV and cable etc.

Total cost of the whole 7 months including rental cars, air fares, food, other travel costs (including a week in Ireland and a week in Madeira) is ~$35k.
Alan, I'm interested in your living costs excluding one time vacation expenses like air fares. How much did you spend without those and how much of the $480/week was rent rather than services?
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Hi Nun,

The rent for the 3 bed detached unfurnished house was 650/month ($243/week). The rest of the costs were services, council taxes, plus cost of buying furinture and beds etc, everything that would normally be included in renting a holiday home (it didn't include rental cars, airfares etc which were included in seeing the total cost). I wanted to see how much it was to rent unfurnished as a comparison to renting a furnished or holiday home. (There were none available this year as we wanted the location to be Guisborough, but there was a big choice when it came to renting unfurnished).
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OK, when I run my NE England retirement scenario my monthly budget is around $3k with $750 to $1k of that for rent. Is this sensible for a single relatively frugal person?
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OK, when I run my NE England retirement scenario my monthly budget is around $3k with $750 to $1k of that for rent. Is this sensible for a single relatively frugal person?
Yes, that sounds very reasonable and should provide a comfortable living over here.
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The long vacation sounded wonderful! I love all the hiking that you did. Thanks for sharing the expenses too. It is helpful in trying to figure out what a person can do.
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Yes, that sounds very reasonable and should provide a comfortable living over here.
It might be time for me to head back to the UK
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this pic is so amazing :X
Thanks. When we used to live there I would sometimes walk up and just sit and de-stress from a day's work. (it was only a 30 minute walk from the house).

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