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    How much would it cost - To live in your country?

    Well, as the topic says, how much would it cost to live in your country? Let's say a nice house with a car and on. Basically to live comfortably.

    I'm just plain bored.

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    London - 250,000 for a 3-bedroom semi, plus car at around 8,000. Then it costs anything from 15,000+ per year depending on your income and lifestyle.

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    About 180, 000 for a 3 bedroom semi and the same as Joseph really
    Thats in Belfast, Ireland
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    Here in Miami a 4 bdr home is about $300,000 (in my area). My friend just sold a 3 bdr home a few houses down from me for $304,000.

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    In rural Canada.

    $150,000-$200,000 for a nice house
    $15,000-$30,000 for vehicle
    $15,000-$20,000 other expenses
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    Re: How much would it cost - To live in your country?

    Originally posted by RapidFire
    Well, as the topic says, how much would it cost to live in your country? Let's say a nice house with a car and on. Basically to live comfortably.

    I'm just plain bored.
    absolutely nothing m8, pop in tell them your an ilegal imigrant and you'l be killed for being gay or something if you get sent back, then watch as the government give you as much cash as you can spend offer you a choice of houses to suit your needs and then bump you up the waiting list on the NHS to get your piles done.

    all this of course is paid for by us the tax payer of which you aren't and never will be, due to it infringing on your human rights to pay for your upkeep it is after all your god given right to leach of us..........


    oh and should it take your fancy feel free to rape and murder to your hearts content we will turn a blind eye to it for fear of upsetting you as you are an ethinc minority aren't you............

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    Re: Re: How much would it cost - To live in your country?

    Yeah come to Britain claim asylum and you will be entitled to no mainstream beneits and will be given a "massive" 37.77 a week to live on, plus a stay in a lovely detention centre while they process your case, what a great idea.

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    Re: Re: Re: How much would it cost - To live in your country?

    Originally posted by bagpuss
    Yeah come to Britain claim asylum and you will be entitled to no mainstream beneits and will be given a "massive" 37.77 a week to live on, plus a stay in a lovely detention centre while they process your case, what a great idea.
    really have you actually seen any? because i have and i can tell you now they have more money than i do (and i dare say you as well) they get food coupons to buy grocerys with and do you know what they spend them on, bloody mobile phone tokens because they cant get change from them, they then pull out a wedge of money thinker than your arm to buy fags booze and other stuff,now you tell me where does this money come from they are not allowed to work?


    i guess your happy to subsidise these people or your a raging hippy student who sponges as well either way what i said stands and is what happens round here and a lot more places too!!!!!!


    oh and how do i know about the money well i work in the local supermarket and have to serve them everyday with 20-30 quids worth of phone vouchers while they walk round in brand new designer gear smoking cigarettes and drinking..............

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: How much would it cost - To live in your country?

    Originally posted by phill2003
    they get food coupons to buy grocerys with and do you know what they spend them on, bloody mobile phone tokens because they cant get change from them, they then pull out a wedge of money thinker than your arm to buy fags booze and other stuff,now you tell me where does this money come from they are not allowed to work?
    I would suggest they are getting any money above the 37 a week (two thirds of which is vouchers) by working illeagally.

    Originally posted by phill2003

    i guess your happy to subsidise these people or your a raging hippy student who sponges as well either way what i said stands and is what happens round here and a lot more places too!!!!!!
    I am quite happy to subsidise people the rather meagre amount they get while their asylum application goes through, I am certainly more happy to subsidise people who have fled for fear of their lives, than I am subsidising mothers of eight who claim 38,000 a year.

    I was a sponging student in your words (not a hippy though), but I currently pay the top rate of income tax, so I think I have repaid my student "sponging" several times over.

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    In my area:

    Small-Medium sized house(3/4 bedrooms, 150 sq.m garden) - 250,000 (~$480,000)
    Large/family house (4/5/6 bedrooms, 500 sq.m garden) - 400,000 (~$750,000)
    Small or second-hand Car - 7,000 ($13,000)

    Yearly - ~10,000 ($18,000)
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    House $150,000 - $200,000
    Car $15,000 - $20,000

    Yearly $13,000 give or take depending on needs

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    In my area

    House: 100,000-150,000
    Car: Honda CRV $30,000

    To live.. $1,000-$1,500 a month should be enough
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    In the Sillycon Valley area (San Jose, CA) it's about $800,000 for an average 3 bedroom. Car -- same as the other averages posted on this thread for the states.
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    In LA I would say..

    To have a nice house ($600,000) and a nice car ($30,000) would mean you would need to have a family income of at least $80K+ a year (with no debt).
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    San Diego, California:

    Small house (1-2 bedrooms): $190,000-250,000
    Medium house (1-4 bedrooms): $225,000-400,000
    Large House (4+ bedrooms): $450,000-$1-3 million

    It's pretty expensive to purchase a house here, really expensive. Then add high fuel costs (maybe not compared to UK, but it's a different pricing system), around $2.15-2.45 per gallon of regular unleaded fuel. Food costs are on the rise (milk is now $3+ per gallon), and there are a lot of other factors.

    Basically, I'd say to live comfortably, you'd have to be making anywhere from $100,000 per year on up. But there are varying definitions of 'comfort.'

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    Ny , NY
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    nice house 600,000 +
    decent car 30,000 +
    [City]
    Nice apartment 1,000,000 +
    nice car [if u got that much money.. you need a ferrari or the like lol] 100,000 +

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    Well $145K bought this for me: http://www.mydixiesys.com/newhouse/ house + 3.7 acres. Though a nice 3 br 2 ba house can easily be had for $80K in these parts.

    Car is your flavor, if you need to cut costs a nice Kia or Suzuki can be had for under or near $10K if you have some money to spend there's always Mercedez or BMW with much more expensive cars.

    I know several families living nicely on $30-40K per year, of course more is better
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    In 91709 - Chino Hills, CA

    House: My house bought for 160,000 now worth half a million (Land value/community brought it up)
    Car: 8,000 for a good getter - arounder. So many cars in CA makes them cheaper.
    Life: 15,000 for a family of four if you are really conservative.

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    from $60,000.00 and up for houses
    from $2,000.00 and up for car

    Taxes, ect are diffrent for each person
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    I'd say those figures for London were a bit under.

    A decent house (and by decent, I mean nice and well fitted) house in central London would easily cost you 500,000 or more.
    A decent car you're looking probably 30,000 up.

    Cost of living for a family of 4 in central London ... I dunno ... total income of 50,000 a year or more to live a bit more than comfortably!

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    A decent car you're looking probably 30,000 up.


    30,000?
    Are you thinking of a porsche or something?
    The cost of a car in London wouldn't be much different (if anything) than anywhere else in England
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    In my city in England, a good house in a good area with say, 4 bedrooms would cost around 250,000 to 400,000 depending on various factors.

    My idealistic property would be a central London apartment - not to live in - just to own, could be sold for a lot more a few years later.
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    $250,000-$350,000 for a 3br house (we got our 4br 2 story house for $113,000 9 years ago and we just found out its worth $280,000 today scary how much prices have gone up)

    $20,000-$30,000 for a decent car
    $1600ish for basic monthly living.

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    the house I got is 3 bedroom 2 story, 1 1/2 bathroom, 1 acre of land, nice view cost $112,000.00

    Also side note I see all of these high prices on cars... are you buying bran new or used? Used cars where I live go from $1,000.00 and up and are in great shape. I bought a truck last year for $1,500.00 (though gas hog) runs great.

    Also side note again. If you want to buy to buy cars cheap and your on the west coast you can go to government auctions where you can buy good cars cheap (some times).
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    I live in South Orange County(USA, CA). My parents purchased a house in 1994 for $400,000 and now it is worth ~$2,000,000. I have a lot of friends my age(~23) who are buying houses for between $400,000 and $700,000. It's crazy really; people out here care too much about money. There are easily more than 100 houses in my neighborhood that are worth $15,000,000+; it's the ocean vistas

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