Oh about the health cover, one never knows whats round the corner, if I ended up like one of our board members did, I'd be fully taken care of for how ever long it took, the rest of my life if that was the case, not for as long as my insurance covered it.
Ok but however that is a big IF
.. I presume you're talking about Plk123? Not to make light of his situation at all but that could have been easily prevented. In the US and I'm sure it's true in Europe too, you can usually avoid the bad areas if you're fairly educated. Plk123 is one of those people.
£2,000 per month on a 2 bed apartment, thats circa. $3,500, that doesnt include council tax or utility bills, just rent...
Holy Christ! That's insane. :- (
I've got a two bedroom apartment right now: 2 bedroom, 2 full baths, balcony, good sized kitchen, live here alone and I pay $670.00 a month, which includes water and the heat for shower etc. ( In a good sized Midwest city, not Chicago). So roughly I pay what? $475 Euro? No bullsh.t and the place has pool too. Lived in the US most of my life and have yet to experience a tornado (seen one from a distance).. or go through a hurricane. Been through lots of snow storms but so have you guys.
The $10 pizza I got was fairly good quality, fresh vegetables, lots of sausage, pepperoni. All for what? 7.00 EUR? This is large pizza not some snack size crap. There's lots of deals. Just got a 6 pack of Pabst beer for $4.00 bucks. Big pack of swiss cheese for $2.00. I bought my kid this old ford escort for $2500.
I love Europe but man those bullsh.t taxes would drive me crazy. In the US, even if you and your spouse have a minimum wage job you can live decent , except like LA, NYC, Boston probably Miami. I'd like to give Canada a go just because it would be an adventure and they do have more jobs than us right now. I would not stay up there though. I don't need some limey queen leering at me everytime I go into some official building.