Moving to England from the US was the greatest decision of my life. But it was not without its challenges.
I’m going to break the golden rule of blogging and tell you straight away what you came here to find out. Our total cost of moving to the UK was about $21,000 USD. Wondering what expenses that amount includes? Keep reading.
Are you wondering how to move to the UK but don’t know where to start? Relocating to the UK is a life-long dream for many people. However, it’s also one of the hardest countries to move to without citizenship.
Are the glamorous boroughs and cultural bounties of London calling your name? Weighing the pros and cons of living in London was a critical part of our decision to move here from the US. And although we wouldn’t trade our new expat life for anything, it’s not without its challenges.
Are England’s rolling hills and cozy cottages calling your name? Weighing the pros and cons of living in England was a critical part of our decision to move to the UK from America. And while we love our new English life, it’s not without challenges.
Our very first step in the UK relocation process was researching how to find pet friendly apartments in London. Bringing our German Shepherd across the pond was a non-negotiable. Unfortunately, finding pet friendly rentals in London turned out to be downright difficult.
Buying groceries in London is more than a necessary chore. It’s an act that defines your very place in society. Or at least that’s the impression I got when researching London grocery stores after moving here from the US.
Every week, I field emails and DMs from people who need help relocating to London from overseas. And it’s no surprise, because the process is complex, expensive, and downright confusing at times. Luckily, there’s one sure-fire way to save your sanity: hiring a relocation agent.
When it comes to our health, no one wants to wait weeks for answers or treatment. Living in London has its perks, but speedy NHS healthcare isn’t one of them. Luckily, there’s an alternative to crowded urgent care centres and limited GP appointments.
It’s no secret that the average cost of living in London is one of the highest in the world. Before we moved here from the US, I did a ton of research on monthly expenses in London. Knowing what to budget for was so helpful, especially when it came to finding a London apartment that wouldn’t cost 70% of our salaries!