Well, for me London is the greatest city in Europe easily.
Now, I acknowledge that there is a huge problem with this rent scam and overvalued property prices, distorted as I said before by a very complex arrangement of actors like banks, oligarchs, real estate agencies and the “dont give a sh*t” attitude of the current and previous British governments.
I agree that currently London is not a place to live permanently, unless you are filthy rich, have an oligarch, mobster, bankster or sheik backgrounds, or you are a refugee in Calais hoping to cross the channel to live from benefits (that’s something nobody talks about, its very easy to live in London without working if you are a refugee or very poor) but if you can afford it for a period of time i would say do it.
What other options do you have in mind? I guess you are thinking in third world options? Yes its cheaper but I’m bored to death after a couple of weeks. Medellin? Living in El Poblado bubble and fearing to be mugged or killed outside of it? SEA ? Maybe?
The funny thing is that everyone complains about the prices in London, but as I’m currently here, I still see loads and loads of young people from every single corner of this planet coming to work and live in the city, and that makes it even more expensive but I’m far more interested and attracted of being part of it than staying in a third world option imho. At least for a period of time