The thing is; your relocation to London is not a vacation. It is just as exciting and thrilling as a grand holiday in Europe, except you have to pay the bills. If you are moving to London as part of a relocation jobs program, then you’ll have to be very careful right up front when it comes to your salary package. Even if you’re only considering the opportunity of relocation you’ll want to have a good idea of what your expenses will be when you arrive in the city.
Your biggest expenses are going to be rent and transport. When you consult with your London relocation agents, be sure and give them an idea of your total remuneration. They know far better than you what your monthly expenses will be, and can help you find a home that won’t leave you on the breadline at the end of each month.
Having a budget in place once to arrive in the UK will allow you to enjoy the city and live comfortably. There is no doubt at all that London is one of the most expensive cities in the world to live in, and having a good idea about your weekly grocery bill will help you plan your entire relocation to London.
There are a wide variety of grocery stores that are available to suit any budget. Don’t think that you have to shop at the most expensive to get good quality food. The best bet is to do a little comparison of the online grocery stores before you arrive. That way you won’t have to go from store to store comparing prices before you buy. Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Tesco and Marks and Spencer have an excellent online shopping facility. Many Americans moving to London choose online shopping with delivery for their first few months in the city. It’s convenient, delivery in certain suburbs is sometimes free and you won’t need a car to get your pantry fully stocked when you arrive.
If you watch what you spend you’ll have lots more money left over for treats, eating out, and visiting all of the tourist attractions so you have something to write home about.