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Old 09.02.2012, 10:24
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Re: Leaving Zurich to London - need some info

London - rentals high in decent areas.

I lived in outer London (Teddington) for a while a few years back while working in London. My experience with London, for what it's worth, is that property rentals are high for anything decent in a decent area ... yes, you could say the same for Zurich... but typically Zurich salary is proportionally higher, in London ( except for financial markets ) salaries are not that much higher than for the same professions in other (developed) city centre's in the UK...

... also commuting in/out of Zurich on public transport (trains) is easy.
wheras in London it's a real pain in the arse ( 3rd world train system in a 1st world city centre... )... a bit of googling will show you just how bad England's train system is.... so commuting in/out of London from some place with decent accommodation can take a LONG time... and be
quite unpleasant ( extreme overcrowding, trains not on time/cancelled, etc. ).

... I could rant on about this, and why so many people in England have no
option BUT to work in London... and the extreme overcrowding etc... but I
won't bother... personally I wouldn't choose to work there again.
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