posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 07:17 AM
i worked this out (roughly) a while back, how much money i'd need to live comfortably and be self sufficient in the uk.
assuming i'm not paranoid and don't think the nhs and other services that are provided for for 'free' are not some sort of mind control, it
wasn't actually that much money.
currently i live in my parents house, it's a pretty nice house. i have my own living room, bathroom, bedroom, a space for a car on the drive if i
need it (i can't drive), no need to watch what i use in terms of gas or electricity, a big garden front and back, the fastest broadband this country
offers (according to virgin media), a full tv package with every channel (apart from sky atlantic which isn't available on cable), it's close to my
other family and friends and is close enough to the city centre to make it accessible but far enough away for it to feel a bit nicer than big city
i have access to healthy food, junk food, clean water, toiletries, entertainment systems, full health services and pretty much everything any human
will ever need.
so for me, enough would be to make sure i can cover all those.
i worked out, that in birmingham, i could cover that as a single man (i struck some things off like the garden and parking space)for £18,500 a
£18,500 a year is enough and any more than that is just unnecessary, a waste of my valuable free time and effort. so for me, how much i can earn
will dictate only one thing, how long i have to work for.
i'm not sure if i've answered the question, but i hope this contributes at least something.