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Could you make a good living on 20000 pounds per year?

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Re:Could you make a good living on 20000 pounds per year? 2009/04/06 16:24:46 (permalink)
I do ok on £20k a year, but no way can I afford a mortgage.  I've managed to clear the stupid debts I amounted but I'd need to house share for sure.

It would be fine if I didn't get taxed.
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Re:Could you make a good living on 20000 pounds per year? 2009/04/06 16:30:42 (permalink)
mystictal

I imagine(based on nothing other than the dramatic job title) that the position would take up a lot of his time?

20k for a part-time role if it's something he enjoys sounds decent.

He's probably is financially secure as well.


I dont think he has any assets, and spends money faster than I masturbate.
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Re:Could you make a good living on 20000 pounds per year? 2009/04/06 16:33:03 (permalink)
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I do ok on £20k a year, but no way can I afford a mortgage.  I've managed to clear the stupid debts I amounted but I'd need to house share for sure.

It would be fine if I didn't get taxed.


That is one of the reasons I ask really.
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Re:Could you make a good living on 20000 pounds per year? 2009/04/06 16:35:14 (permalink)
I tried in london on 23k and it wasn't pretty. 30k + is where things start to become comfortable imo.
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Re:Could you make a good living on 20000 pounds per year? 2009/04/06 16:35:57 (permalink)
After tax how much is £20,000 per year, about £1,200 per month ?

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Re:Could you make a good living on 20000 pounds per year? 2009/04/06 16:37:57 (permalink)
after bills, living costs, how much do you all  have left per month??
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Re:Could you make a good living on 20000 pounds per year? 2009/04/06 16:40:04 (permalink)

£1,310.35 according to the salary calculator
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Re:Could you make a good living on 20000 pounds per year? 2009/04/06 16:40:29 (permalink)
H20

After tax how much is £20,000 per year, about £1,200 per month ?


something like that
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Re:Could you make a good living on 20000 pounds per year? 2009/04/06 16:40:43 (permalink)
This depends on where you live and your circumstances. For me, yes, no problem what so ever! Even with renting, you can get an apartment for £400 a month, extra bills, food, insurance car etc and socialising would be do able. If you had a partner who also works to split the bills then it would be a breeze.

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Re:Could you make a good living on 20000 pounds per year? 2009/04/06 16:46:43 (permalink)
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£1,310.35 according to the salary calculator


Cheers mate ( and you too Drago)
 
Mine would work out after all bills at about £400 or just over per month as `pocket money) so £100 a week, yeah I`d p1ss it and probably save a couple of hundred at least lol.

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Re:Could you make a good living on 20000 pounds per year? 2009/04/06 16:51:11 (permalink)
Depends really, partly on location and lifestyle, but moreso on what you are used to.

Someone earning £12k a year going to £20k would find it obviously very easy!

however the problem with money is when you are USED to a certain amount of money coming in, it is very VERY hard to take a pay cut and you don't realise how quickly and easily you shift money.

Dropping from £70k to £20k IMHO is madness especially if said person has no assets or savings etc.  But then again if I was earning £70k I'd have invested heavily and sensibly in assets.

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Re:Could you make a good living on 20000 pounds per year? 2009/04/06 16:51:57 (permalink)
H20

After tax how much is £20,000 per year, about £1,200 per month ?


LOL you can tell I've never had a proper job, I was totally considering it from a tax-free point of view.
 
Though I could still just about do the things I said previously.
post edited by mystictal - 2009/04/06 16:53:14
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Re:Could you make a good living on 20000 pounds per year? 2009/04/06 16:52:22 (permalink)
Red Man

This depends on where you live and your circumstances. For me, yes, no problem what so ever! Even with renting, you can get an apartment for £400 a month, extra bills, food, insurance car etc and socialising would be do able. If you had a partner who also works to split the bills then it would be a breeze.


For the rest of your life?
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Re:Could you make a good living on 20000 pounds per year? 2009/04/06 16:59:43 (permalink)
It comes down to how long you've been earning that sort of money for.  A good friend of my dad his son earns around 700k a year as a trader, there is no way that he could live on 200k at the moment.  He has no pension, no savings, and at most could put his hands on about £50k if he had to.
Personlly I would struggle on 20k because of an increase on the mortgage and personal loan. 

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Re:Could you make a good living on 20000 pounds per year? 2009/04/06 16:59:44 (permalink)
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Red Man

This depends on where you live and your circumstances. For me, yes, no problem what so ever! Even with renting, you can get an apartment for £400 a month, extra bills, food, insurance car etc and socialising would be do able. If you had a partner who also works to split the bills then it would be a breeze.


For the rest of your life?


With inflation and presuming i would be alone for the rest of my life yes. Id then get a mortgage and lower my outgoings, aswell as a second income from my partner... No danger mate, easy life! Just wouldnt have any flash cars

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Re:Could you make a good living on 20000 pounds per year? 2009/04/06 17:01:36 (permalink)
How would you get a mortgage on 20000 pounds? I would imagine that to be very difficult, near impossible unless you buy a dump on a council estate in the middle of a former mining town.
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Re:Could you make a good living on 20000 pounds per year? 2009/04/06 17:04:34 (permalink)
I couldn't live anywhere near the quality of life that Im used to.

I need at least £300-£400 a week disposable after all bills have been paid

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Re:Could you make a good living on 20000 pounds per year? 2009/04/06 17:05:34 (permalink)
Unless you had a large deposit, I would say impossible.  When we bought our first place I was earning about 17k and the missus similar, our mortgage was about £80k.  It's now about £100k
Integra

How would you get a mortgage on 20000 pounds? I would imagine that to be very difficult, near impossible unless you buy a dump on a council estate in the middle of a former mining town.




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Re:Could you make a good living on 20000 pounds per year? 2009/04/06 17:05:48 (permalink)
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I couldn't live anywhere near the quality of life that Im used to.

I need at least £300-£400 a week disposable after all bills have been paid


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Re:Could you make a good living on 20000 pounds per year? 2009/04/06 17:06:18 (permalink)
thats what i make. umm live with you parents..cycle..run to work. look after pennies pounds look after themselves. lol.

Just advice not how i live.
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