London Rents Higher than Jets Commuters Take to Spain
|November 2, 2013||Posted by Staff under High Cost of Land|
This 2013 excerpt of the Daily Mail, Oct 26, is by Aaron Sharp.
Social Media manager Sam Cookney, 30, found it would be more cost effective to relocate to the sun-kissed coast of north east Spain, more than 700 miles away from London.
Mr Cookney found the lack of council tax charges and low rent and less pricey mass transit in Barcelona meant it is cheaper to live there and fly to London to work.
He said: ‘I could walk to my desk by 9:30am, with time for a Pret coffee and bacon and cheese croissant en route. It’s just beyond crazy, and completely unsustainable.’
‘I feel like it’s reaching a tipping point. I’ve been discussing with friends this week, and several of us have said that we’re going to have to consider leaving London.’
The only concession he had to make was that he could work from home for one day a week with flights of a weekend being far more pricey.