Has anyone moved to London from the US? Currently in a HCOL US city (Boston or DC, not NYC or SF) and I’m struggling to understand what an equivalent level of compensation is in London. I’ve tried to find cost of living calculators, but they all only compare cities within the US. For reference compensation is around $200k. What would an equivalent salary be in London to maintain a similar lifestyle?

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Would you be looking at transferring with a US company to London, or looking for a job in the UK yourself (and being sponsored) ? I've seen friends transfer with companies from the US and get very cushy packages whereas our salaries in the UK are nowhere near US levels (but healthcare isn't a factor and rent, etc isn't as expensive either). A lot of different things to take into account such as the fact that you'll (likely) still have to pay US tax (as well as UK tax)


Company would allow me to transfer, but wouldn’t provide me any package because the need to transfer is on me and not them. My partner is also a UK citizen with plans to get married if that matters.

For coverage, yes I’ve also tried to map out healthcare, rent, retirement differences on my own, but I feel like my estimates weren’t accurate.

OP, I am in similar boat. Do you have an excel where we can gather data and compare?

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