London calling to the faraway towns
Now Brexit is declared and battle come down
London calling to the underworld
Come out of the internet, you boys and girls
London calling, now don’t look to us
Phony Ed Sheeranmania has bitten the dust
London calling, see we ain’t got no swing
‘Cept for the ring of that Amazon Echo thing
Reality check: Minimum wage 33p increase to £7.83 an hour for 25s and over is still way below £8.75 real living wage or £10.20 in London
— Kevin Maguire (@Kevin_Maguire) November 22, 2017
The London life is expensive – no other capital city in the world charges as much as Londoners are forced to pay to travel around. And on top of that, no other country punishes you as much as England’s capital city does for travelling into it – with those London workers living outside of zone 6 forced to pay through the nose for a season-ticket.
But ask any London-dweller what’s the best city in the world? And without a moments hesitation “London” will be their answer – and that’s because London, for all its wealth, inflated beer prices and the inability to use the tastecard anywhere on a Friday or Saturday night, is a city that can fill a weekend, without spending a penny.
Want to buy a property, though? Well, you best hope you live in the borough of Kensington & Chelsea, with those residing in the South West of London on a cool average salary of £94,416 – doesn’t go very far on Theodore and Clementine’s weekly Waitrose shop, mind; avocados are expensive.
This bakery serves avocado toast with a twist. 🥑 🍦 pic.twitter.com/EvuZDuEQWC
— INSIDER food (@InsiderFood) November 23, 2017
It’s no surprise that Kensington & Chelsea is the London borough with the highest average salary – and, sorry to say, although stereotyping is wrong, they’re stereotypes for a reason – with the area almost £30,000 higher than Westminster, which comes in at second.
Bad news for those in Barking, with the average income for the borough sitting at £30,038, but it’s not all bad, when you consider the United Kingdom’s average salary is £27,600 – it just means one or two less coffees a week from a hipster barista, that you didn’t need in the first place.