Has flat sharing always been common in London?

50 k isnt that much in London these days

I think it's quite decent if you're a recent graduate like myself and this is your first full-time job. I do however agree that as you begin to hit your late 20s/early 30s and think about settling down, buying a house and maybe starting a family, £50k in London might be a bit of a struggle.

As for flat-sharing, I think I'm just gonna go ahead and get a single bedroom flat or studio. For me, I just view it as an investment in my mental health (and by extension, job performance and quality-of-life). I'm a very introverted person and prefer spending more time alone than being with others.

I plan on heading off grad school in 2 years, so I'd like the experience of living alone for 2 years (after 4 years of sharing during uni) before I start living with other people again.

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