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General

London, as a vivid and surprisingly compact city, is the capital of the United Kingdom. This city is well-known for its cultural heritage (the Tower of London, Kew Gardens, Westminster Abbey, the historic settlement of Greenwich) that`s why some people call it a world cultural capital. London is the world's most-visited city as measured by international arrivals. Furthermore, underground here is the oldest railway network in the world. But at the same time, London is crowded, that's why there are a lot of queues. More people, more lines. Moreover, this city is famous for unpredictable weather. For instance, it could be cold, warm and rainy in one day.

2nd

most visited city in the Nordic countries

2.5M

people, one third of Londoners, are foreign born

40%

of Greater London is green space


Cost of living
Property prices
  • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 1,846
  • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 1,335
  • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 3,468
  • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 2,271
Utilities (monthy)
  • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 159
  • Internet € 34
Transportation
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 2.8
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 150
  • Taxi 1km ride € 3.4
  • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.4
Food & Restaraunts
  • The average food basket € 35                                                                                                                                                                                         milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
  • Lunch € 17
  • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course € 59
  • Beer € 5
  • Cappuccino (regular) € 3
  • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 1.5
Sports and leisure
  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult € 53
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 14

Healthcare

London, as the whole country, is famous for high-level treatment. There are many hospitals and medical research universities. Here's the website, where you can book an appointment with a doctor, get an insurance card and find full lists of services (hospitals, urgent care, etc.). 

Medications are provided by chemists or pharmacies in London, some of them need a prescription from your doctor.

Healthcare in the UK varies between England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. But there is NHS (National Health Service) in the UK, which is common between these countries. In 2014, the UK healthcare system took the first place in the world in the following categories: Quality of Care (i.e. effective, safe, coordinated, patient-oriented), Access to Care, Efficiency, and Equity. The most number of people in the UK opted for public medical insurance. Moreover, most of the treatment you will ever need is available for free on the NHS.

More about Health care in the UK


Education

For university entrance students in the UK have to pass A-Levels (Advanced Level examinations). Higher education in the UK is not compulsory. There are three-degree programmes: 

  • undergraduate: BA (Bachelor of Arts), BEng (Bachelor of Engineering), and BSc (Bachelor of Science)
  • postgraduate
  • PhD

Students can get some financial help from the UK government. Universities are allowed to charge students from the UK and the EU up to €3,415 per year, for other international students from €4,450 to €20,000 per year or more.

Universities and Colleges in London
The UK education system 
Education and learning in the UK 


Climate

London, as a city with a temperate oceanic climate, is considered as a place with a reputation of a rainy city. Summers are warm, winters are cold and cloudy. The average temperature in summer is 25°C (77°F) and in winter 2°C (35°F). In the city, the temperature can be 5°C (9°F) higher than in the suburbs. 

 25°C

average summer temperature

C

average winter temperature


Safety

London, as a safe city, has a safety level of 70% safe according to SafeAround’s rating and 52% according to Numbeo. And this city is very safe for residents.

70/100

SafeAround

Safety Index

52/100

Numbeo

Safety Index


Economy

London, as one of the financial centers in the world, has the fifth largest metropolitan economy in the world. London is a place where more than 85% of the employees work in the services industries. Furthermore, there are over 100 of Europe's 500 largest companies' headquarters in London. As a city with a high quality of life and a big amount of jobs, London can be considered as a center for professional relocation.

1401

Minimum monthly salary

3637

Average monthly

salary


People

Expat communities are common in London. There you can connect with other expats, find friends and help if needed. Here are some of them:

InterNations
Expat Meetups in London

  • General

    London, as a vivid and surprisingly compact city, is the capital of the United Kingdom. This city is well-known for its cultural heritage (the Tower of London, Kew Gardens, Westminster Abbey, the historic settlement of Greenwich) that`s why some people call it a world cultural capital. London is the world's most-visited city as measured by international arrivals. Furthermore, underground here is the oldest railway network in the world. But at the same time, London is crowded, that's why there are a lot of queues. More people, more lines. Moreover, this city is famous for unpredictable weather. For instance, it could be cold, warm and rainy in one day.

    2nd

    most visited city in the Nordic countries

    2.5M

    people, one third of Londoners, are foreign born

    40%

    of Greater London is green space

  • Cost of living
    Property prices
    • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 1,846
    • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 1,335
    • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 3,468
    • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 2,271
    Utilities (monthy)
    • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 159
    • Internet € 34
    Transportation
    • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 2.8
    • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 150
    • Taxi 1km ride € 3.4
    • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.4
    Food & Restaraunts
    • The average food basket € 35                                                                                                                                                                                         milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
    • Lunch € 17
    • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course € 59
    • Beer € 5
    • Cappuccino (regular) € 3
    • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 1.5
    Sports and leisure
    • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult € 53
    • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 14
  • Healthcare

    London, as the whole country, is famous for high-level treatment. There are many hospitals and medical research universities. Here's the website, where you can book an appointment with a doctor, get an insurance card and find full lists of services (hospitals, urgent care, etc.). 

    Medications are provided by chemists or pharmacies in London, some of them need a prescription from your doctor.

    Healthcare in the UK varies between England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. But there is NHS (National Health Service) in the UK, which is common between these countries. In 2014, the UK healthcare system took the first place in the world in the following categories: Quality of Care (i.e. effective, safe, coordinated, patient-oriented), Access to Care, Efficiency, and Equity. The most number of people in the UK opted for public medical insurance. Moreover, most of the treatment you will ever need is available for free on the NHS.

    More about Health care in the UK

  • Education

    For university entrance students in the UK have to pass A-Levels (Advanced Level examinations). Higher education in the UK is not compulsory. There are three-degree programmes: 

    • undergraduate: BA (Bachelor of Arts), BEng (Bachelor of Engineering), and BSc (Bachelor of Science)
    • postgraduate
    • PhD

    Students can get some financial help from the UK government. Universities are allowed to charge students from the UK and the EU up to €3,415 per year, for other international students from €4,450 to €20,000 per year or more.

    Universities and Colleges in London
    The UK education system 
    Education and learning in the UK 

  • Climate

    London, as a city with a temperate oceanic climate, is considered as a place with a reputation of a rainy city. Summers are warm, winters are cold and cloudy. The average temperature in summer is 25°C (77°F) and in winter 2°C (35°F). In the city, the temperature can be 5°C (9°F) higher than in the suburbs. 

     25°C

    average summer temperature

    C

    average winter temperature

  • Safety

    London, as a safe city, has a safety level of 70% safe according to SafeAround’s rating and 52% according to Numbeo. And this city is very safe for residents.

    70/100

    SafeAround

    Safety Index

    52/100

    Numbeo

    Safety Index

  • Economy

    London, as one of the financial centers in the world, has the fifth largest metropolitan economy in the world. London is a place where more than 85% of the employees work in the services industries. Furthermore, there are over 100 of Europe's 500 largest companies' headquarters in London. As a city with a high quality of life and a big amount of jobs, London can be considered as a center for professional relocation.

    1401

    Minimum monthly salary

    3637

    Average monthly

    salary

  • People

    Expat communities are common in London. There you can connect with other expats, find friends and help if needed. Here are some of them:

    InterNations
    Expat Meetups in London

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