Originally Posted by HA3AP
Its about time you brits stop complaining and get how the system works, the currency should be considered at 1:1 ratio since on average we make 1200$ per month, you brits make 1200 pounds per month, that's why most of the time $300 for 570 will = 300 pounds... If you try to use conversion rate for the products you buy, you would also have to use conversion rate for your salary, thus making more money then us, therefore paying more for the product. Hope this FINALLY makes sense!
Mate go away with how the system works and how much you know about the UK.
Let's say the average person works 9hrs a day, National Minimum Wage (which most places will pay unless you have a specialist skill, even drivers and stuff will get around this though) for over 21's is Â£5.93
an hour, that's Â£53.37
a day, Â£266.85
a week, Â£1,156.33
Of which Â£123.85
is Taxed, Â£74.81
is National Insurance so you end up taking home Â£958.17
Under a grand a month is a very common wage, average Council Tax per month is Â£100-Â£200 depending on where you live and size of property. (1-bed flat usually 80-100 in rural cheap area's), let's call it Â£120 and you've got Â£858.17
in your pocket.
I can make a damn joke and sulk a little jokingly once in a blue moon about the savings you have in comparison for electrical goods.