Cost of Living
To give you an idea of how much things cost in and around London, we've compiled a few common expenses on this page. A few of these numbers are courtesy of WorkGateways.
Please note that all figures listed are based on averages and should only be used as a rough guideline.
Income Tax and National Insurance
Splash Damage operates under the PAYE scheme, so income tax and National Insurance will be automatically taken out of your paycheck every month.
|Basic Income Tax Rate (20%)||£0-£31,865|
|Higher Income Tax Rate (40%)||£31,865+|
|National Insurance||12% of Gross Salary|
All figures based on 2014 -2015 Tax Year and taken from http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/rates/taxes-ni.htm.
|1 bedroom apartment||£800-1000 (+ Utilities and Council Tax)|
|3 bedroom house-sharing||£500-700 (+ Utilities and Council Tax)|
For a more detailed breakdown including Council Tax figures, please check out the Finding a Place to Live section.
Television and Internet
|Monthly TV License Fee||£15|
|Monthly Broadband Connection||£20|
Food and Drink
|Weekly Grocery Bill (based on 2 people)||£75|
|Pint of Beer||£4-£5|
|Dinner for Two (mid-priced restaurant)||£60|
Going Out and Entertainment
|Club/Pub Cover Fee||£5-£20|
|New DVD Release||£8-£15|
|New Blu-Ray Release||£10-£20|
|New Game Release||£30-£45|