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I just can't find any way to make it work in the UK. If its not housing, its transport. Having to live far away from work that you can't do anything with your evenings and so tired at the weekends, all you want to do is sleep.

I think 3 or 4 times a week there is something wrong with my journey to work. Delays for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes cancellations. Sometimes the trains decided not to stop at stations to get back on schedule, so you end up having gone miles past your stop. This affects everyone going to Waterloo and Victoria on a daily basis.

If that isn't bad enough, house prices are completely unaffordable. How do you escape a life of flat sharing?

Is emigration the only solution, and where is best to go in Europe for an English speaker?

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I just can't find any way to make it work in the UK. If its not housing, its transport. Having to live far away from work that you can't do anything with your evenings and so tired at the weekends, all you want to do is sleep.

I think 3 or 4 times a week there is something wrong with my journey to work. Delays for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes cancellations. Sometimes the trains decided not to stop at stations to get back on schedule, so you end up having gone miles past your stop. This affects everyone going to Waterloo and Victoria on a daily basis.

If that isn't bad enough, house prices are completely unaffordable. How do you escape a life of flat sharing?

Is emigration the only solution, and where is best to go in Europe for an English speaker?

Plus 14 days of planned strikes on Southern over the next two months to make the train experience even worse for you.

I've heard Budapest is a good place to emigrate to - cheap, cosmopolitan, lots of people speak English, good job opportunities in IT.

Much of the rest of Europe does seem as screwed for young people as here though

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I just can't find any way to make it work in the UK. If its not housing, its transport. Having to live far away from work that you can't do anything with your evenings and so tired at the weekends, all you want to do is sleep.

I think 3 or 4 times a week there is something wrong with my journey to work. Delays for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes cancellations. Sometimes the trains decided not to stop at stations to get back on schedule, so you end up having gone miles past your stop. This affects everyone going to Waterloo and Victoria on a daily basis.

If that isn't bad enough, house prices are completely unaffordable. How do you escape a life of flat sharing?

Is emigration the only solution, and where is best to go in Europe for an English speaker?

Cornwall is the answer you're looking for, might be foreign one day.

Unless you speak the lingo the only place in Europe that entertains Brits is Holland.

Knock the Mrs up, set up a company to earn tax threshold, stick anything above in a pension and claim Housing benefit and go on the council waiting list.

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Cornwall is the answer you're looking for, might be foreign one day.

Unless you speak the lingo the only place in Europe that entertains Brits is Holland.

Knock the Mrs up, set up a company to earn tax threshold, stick anything above in a pension and claim Housing benefit and go on the council waiting list.

I like someone who has a well structured plan, I hope you are disciplined enough to stick to it and avoid the temptations that are around us that end up swelling the exchequers coffers.

You sir are an enemy of the state - keep it up.

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I just can't find any way to make it work in the UK. If its not housing, its transport. Having to live far away from work that you can't do anything with your evenings and so tired at the weekends, all you want to do is sleep.

I think 3 or 4 times a week there is something wrong with my journey to work. Delays for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes cancellations. Sometimes the trains decided not to stop at stations to get back on schedule, so you end up having gone miles past your stop. This affects everyone going to Waterloo and Victoria on a daily basis.

If that isn't bad enough, house prices are completely unaffordable. How do you escape a life of flat sharing?

Is emigration the only solution, and where is best to go in Europe for an English speaker?

Go North young man, go North.....

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I just can't find any way to make it work in the UK. If its not housing, its transport. Having to live far away from work that you can't do anything with your evenings and so tired at the weekends, all you want to do is sleep.

I think 3 or 4 times a week there is something wrong with my journey to work. Delays for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes cancellations. Sometimes the trains decided not to stop at stations to get back on schedule, so you end up having gone miles past your stop. This affects everyone going to Waterloo and Victoria on a daily basis.

If that isn't bad enough, house prices are completely unaffordable. How do you escape a life of flat sharing?

Is emigration the only solution, and where is best to go in Europe for an English speaker?

Does it have to be in Europe? If you are young enough, I would recommend Canada.

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Any plan is a good plan, North England, pension tricks etc. Going abroad is a good option too for the experience. The only thing id say is your statement about 'good place for an english speaker' is the wrong attitude if you're picking somewhere in Europe.

If you're going there, learn the lingo. It's all part of the fun, and a good challenge.

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The weather in the south is cold and grey enough for me, if I was going to uproot and move I'd rather emigrate than go north - despite how scenic parts of it are.

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Scotland...very clam and chilled. Good roads. Beautiful landscape....go for a sea loch (Ullapool is amazing). No prescription charges. No hospital parking fees, No tuition fees. free dental care. All very civilized.

Weathers crap though

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I like someone who has a well structured plan, I hope you are disciplined enough to stick to it and avoid the temptations that are around us that end up swelling the exchequers coffers.

You sir are an enemy of the state - keep it up.

"The state" is most definitely my enemy, as it is for all folk who bothered working and saving to buy a house.

I wish i had followed that plan many years ago and got a council house and bought it through Right to Buy, as i can't afford one via work.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-44478006.html

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Does it have to be in Europe? If you are young enough, I would recommend Canada.

All nations where Brits once moved to for a better life namely Canada, NZ and OZ have worse property bubbles than Britain, unless you want to live away from the action in which case you might aswell stay in Britain and buy somewhere away from the action that is not too overpriced.

Canada is freezing and lacks culture and fun, can't see the attraction.

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Yes, I am amazed more people dont emigrate. Just remember though that in many popular places like Spain and Thailand you will be surrounded by older folk that cashed in their hpi free booty. The taxi driver from Enfield that bought for £70k and sold for £700k plus the inherited house they rent out at £5k a month. If you tolerate listening to their crap at the bar then go for it.

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Yes, I am amazed more people dont emigrate. Just remember though that in many popular places like Spain and Thailand you will be surrounded by older folk that cashed in their hpi free booty. The taxi driver from Enfield that bought for £70k and sold for £700k plus the inherited house they rent out at £5k a month. If you tolerate listening to their crap at the bar then go for it.

That's probably a hardship I can just about manage in exchange for lower priced housing, better weather, lower costs, lower taxes, less crowds and plenty of time/opportunity for health improvement via ocean swimming and cycling.

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Yes, I am amazed more people dont emigrate. Just remember though that in many popular places like Spain and Thailand you will be surrounded by older folk that cashed in their hpi free booty. The taxi driver from Enfield that bought for £70k and sold for £700k plus the inherited house they rent out at £5k a month. If you tolerate listening to their crap at the bar then go for it.

Despite Britain being a pretty crappy place we're a 1st world nation, and most young people will struggle to find better opportunities in such places.

One hell of a punt to jump ship to Spain if you've a young family and can't afford one of the international schools.

Besides nothing better than listening to stories from ex taxi drivers from Enfield now residing in Pattaya about how they've been ripped off by an uneducated Issan girl who he met whilst she was working as a receptionist and he spunked the lottery win which was his £700K house on her.

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Yes, I am amazed more people dont emigrate. Just remember though that in many popular places like Spain and Thailand you will be surrounded by older folk that cashed in their hpi free booty. The taxi driver from Enfield that bought for £70k and sold for £700k plus the inherited house they rent out at £5k a month. If you tolerate listening to their crap at the bar then go for it.

That's probably a hardship I can just about manage in exchange for lower priced housing, better weather, lower costs, lower taxes, less crowds and plenty of time/opportunity for health improvement via ocean swimming and cycling.

The trick is learning 'el lingo', otherwise you will be sucked into the local expat community and become an alcoholic - I kid not. It's a lot of fun if you can dip in and out but if you can;t you will slowly go mad and pickle your liver

(only talking about spain)

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Make a living online somehow....then you can consider:-

In the UK: west coast of Scotland towns like Largs, Greenock, Gourock - unfashionable places, but lovely scenery, low cost of living, you can get a decent 2-bed apartment for £50K or so - a complete alternative to the SE of England.

Outside the UK - anywhere in SE Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia) - might sound extreme, but it will be a less extreme choice if you take a few months off to tour around the region to see what it's like first. Low cost of living, good infrastructure.

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Good infrastructure - Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam ?

Been a few years since I've been - but must have changed quite dramatically !!

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Good infrastructure - Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam ?

Been a few years since I've been - but must have changed quite dramatically !!

Yes, definitely. Of course, I'm not talking about out in some obscure rural area but toward the major towns/cities.

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