North American Expats in England

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  1. Funnily enough we faced the same problem with cost of living coming over here. I found many everyday things to be expensive. Wine and cheese, for example.

    On reflection I suspect the overspending has something to do with the fact that as an expat one tends to behave a bit like a tourist – at least for the first few years. More cultural activities, more road trips, more travel or weekends away. It all adds up.

    Jen Watkiss Reply:

    So true. There’s also the part where you spend more to have ‘things you’re used to’ while you adjust to more ‘popular’ alternatives. We are definitely still in that phase a bit, too. (Plus, the budgetary hit from all the extra wine and cheese we’re buying, because it’s SO CHEAP HERE.)

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