The exchange rate has been worse. In December 2008 £1.00 would get you less than €1.04 -Sinkingslowly wrote:....I have been trying to research the comparative Cost of Living particularly with the current Brexit blip/death spiral (choose one :? ) affecting Sterling.
Guy M wrote:That is an admirably Mr Micawber attitude, Kilkis.
We wrestle with money the whole of our lives- so, the obvious answer to the question 'how much do you need to live in Crete? is: 10% more than you've got.
In truth, the unhappiest person I know is a chap I was at college with who's now a multimillionaire city lawyer. Take pleasure from breathing the fresh air while looking at the beautiful scenery - that's worth more than anything you can buy and it's free.
We've all known guys like Mr. Micawber: really funny and nice, but constantly mooching, borrowing money, and avoiding collection agents. But Mr. Micawber takes it to the next level of extreme: he actually gets arrested for all of his debt troubles while David is still living with him in London.
Guy M wrote:I wasn't thinking of the "something will turn up" approach, but of this quote:
"Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen pounds nineteen shillings and six [pence], result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds nought and six, result misery."
Kilkis wrote:I spend nothing on dental care, about €100 on haircuts and about €200 on prescriptions
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