The second level depends on the position. The list of posts with the required salary levels is given in Appendix J to the Immigration Rules. This indicator is based on statistics and usually changes annually in April.
In the UK, there is also a minimum wage per hour of work (currently £ 6.50 per hour, and from October 1, 2015 – £ 6.70 per hour), which is set by the government on the recommendation of a special commission – Low Pay Commission.
So, we decided on the money. To calculate the cost of living in London, we take the minimum wage required by the UK government for a foreign specialist – £ 20,800. With the deduction of taxes and compulsory medical insurance, NHS will get an annual income of about £ 17,230, or £ 1,435 per month. Let’s see what this money is enough for.
The main expense item in London (and in any other city) is the rental of an apartment or room. With our monthly budget of £ 1,435, housing assistance from an employer company would not be out of place. However, let’s imagine the most unfavorable scenario – they will not help you with the housing issue.
With our salary, the best option would be a room in an apartment with several neighbors. For £ 400- £ 500 per month, you can find a pretty decent option near the metro with two or three neighbors. Finding a room in London is very simple: just go to one of the many specialized sites. But besides photos of future housing, check out other information: for example, are utility bills and Internet charges included in the room price. Also pay attention to abbre