Living in Edinburgh, working in tech
We love London, we really do. Only when we find ourselves being 28 years old with a great career and still sharing a flat with 3 other (not very tidy) people, stuck on the tube for 2 hours daily, working way too hard, feeling really tired and not having time for anything fun… that’s when we understand what level of living actually means. And also that there must be better places for that.
Edinburgh is the one. The Level of Living Capital, it is also a second largest financial centre in the UK, extremely startup friendly and has almost London level of salaries with everything else significantly cheaper.
It is also compact and charming and full of history and culture, and has enough flat whites and artisanal stores to please any Londoner’s eye. At the same time that lovely space between your salary and your rent pleasantly leaves you with cash to explore brilliant new (and old) restaurants, get drunk in beautiful traditional pubs (3 pounds a pint!), still having enough for some relaxed shopping (not Oxford street hell), a bit of travelling, and, you know, living.
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