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hi all

let me know if sent onsite to UK what is currency i would get ...

how much is difference bewteen rupee and UK currency..

how can we save for one month ... how much is cost of living and also food and every thing comes upto .........
 
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Hi Kartik,

The amount you get will depend on the payment mode of company. Generally for short term visits per diem policies are applied and if you are on WP then you should be getting salary here.

Regarding life in UK its known that the closer you get to London the more expensive the life gets in terms of accomodation, travel and generally day-to-day living. But if you get to stay in prominent Asian communities like East Ham then expenses could be balanced.

Also moving northwards the expenses are far reduced. Hence to point out ball-park savings without knowing location, salary is like shootng in the dark. If you get that lot of people on JR could help you....

HTH

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The salaries vary wildly by location, job profile, contract and employer - so there really isn't much use hopeing for someone to give you a sensible answer to that one.

Main costs:
- Rent: Outside central london you should be able to rent a basic 1 bedroom apartment for something between 600 - 750 pounds, semi furnished. You need to pay council tax (anything from 80 - 150 quid) and things like electricity, gas, water (ballpark 100 per month for a single person).

- Food: This varies according to your tastes and how much you'dd like to spend on it. You get a wide variety of things and quality. If you are close to a town that has a large Asian community you are likely to get almost any desi (Indian) foodstuff that you can think of. The major supermarkets are Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda, CoOp and Morrisons.

- Travel: Public transport, especially in London, is expensive. Owning a car is not too bad. Real run-down second hand cars start around 500 bucks.

- Taxes: With an IT salary you will probably pay an effective rate of 25%-30% percent of your salary as Tax and National Insurance.
 
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actually i am working in Satyam... I am not sure how much they will pay me to send to onsite ...

but i want to make sure that i can safe lot of money if i am staying atleast 10months
 
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Just a guess.

In US, H1-B people gets around 50,000 USDs so in UK it's around 30000 Pounds (I am just assuming, expenses/taxes are more or less same in both the country).

 
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In US, H1-B people gets around 50,000 USDs


...or twice as much, depending on the circumstances...
 
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Originally posted by rathi ji:
Just a guess.

In US, H1-B people gets around 50,000 USDs so in UK it's around 30000 Pounds (I am just assuming, expenses/taxes are more or less same in both the country).



No way can US and UK salaries and life styles be compared...
Except for rupee to dollar/pound conversion evrything else is different. The same commodities and luxury items esp. electronics are much cheaper in US.

I think Bhooo Yempeti has rightly identified the costs and general information.

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Originally posted by Vishal Bhatiya:


No way can US and UK salaries and life styles be compared...
Except for rupee to dollar/pound conversion evrything else is different. The same commodities and luxury items esp. electronics are much cheaper in US.

Cheers
Vishal



Thanks Vishal.
So, UK is costlier than USA.

But, there must be some standard say 40,000 or 50,000 Pounds PA (like in India, 2 LPA is for fresher and so on..., in USA, 50,000 USDs for new H1-Bs...). :roll:
 
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Hi rathi,

The standards you are talking about exist in the Indian market where attrition is high and people discuss salaries as if they are a daily topic of debate. In UK entry-level IT jobs could get you around 18-26K.

The 40K mark you are talking about is still high in terms of UK salaries and is not a norm unless you are highly experienced. Recently there is a rise in the job scenario esp. in my domain. But you should not be surprised to see even 60K at the lower end in terms of Liverpool street type investment banking jobs but they are way out of league for regulars (thats what I heard).

But generally if you are coming from India most companies are known to pay on a per diem style along with the normal Indian salary and also will provide accomodation. I think this will help save a lot of money too if thats what you are looking for

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Hi guyz, I might be going to london too , but only for a couple of months in august ! Any idea as to how people coming for such short period can save ? I would be coming on WP so whats the expected sal for a 3 yr exp person ??

Thanks in advance
 
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I don't think you can really save a lot if you are in the UK for a short 2-6 month period. Unless, of course, you see this as an opportunity just to mint a quick buck rather than take in the local culture and history.

Definitely, the Indian companies pay much lower wages than their UK counterparts.

There are no "standard" salaries - it all depends on the location, type of job and the employer. For a person with 2-3 years experience, this could quite easily vary from 20K pa to 45K pa.

There is also a strong "contract" market out here - Depending on skills, contractors can make 200 - 1000 GBP per day. Chances of getting a contract when you are "just off the boat" are pretty slim. However, a lot of my original colleagues started out as contractors 4-5 years after they landed here.
 
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Thanks Vishal and Bhoooooo for useful information.
 
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thanks for the reply....

i would be sent to UK with WP and i am having 2.4years of experience......
I would be working on Teradata and Datawarehousing testing....

Any comment on this ...is it good to go or not.....???

If i am staying in Uk for 1year ...Can i make good money ???.......If yes how much approx in indian rupees can i save ............

I am from Satyam computer services limited company.........

Does the work on Teradata and DW testing has good scope and growth ....???

Please reply ......
 
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thanks for the reply....

i would be sent to UK with WP and i am having 2.4years of experience......
I would be working on Teradata and Datawarehousing testing....

Any comment on this ...is it good to go or not.....???

If i am staying in Uk for 1year ...Can i make good money ???.......If yes how much approx in indian rupees can i save ............

I am from Satyam computer services limited company.........

Does the work on Teradata and DW testing has good scope and growth ....???

Please reply ......
 
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Originally posted by richa shah:
Hi guyz, I might be going to london too , but only for a couple of months in august ! Any idea as to how people coming for such short period can save ? I would be coming on WP so whats the expected sal for a 3 yr exp person ??

Thanks in advance



Hey Richa,
Where will you be going in UK. Is it exactly London or in nearby areas??

Cheers
Vishal
 
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Thanks Vishal and Bhoooooo for your replies

I will be in proper london..i might be getting aroung 30 pounds (for food n travel) per day , and will be staying in company provided accomodation. I guess I wont be saving much
 
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Originally posted by richa shah:
Thanks Vishal and Bhoooooo for your replies

I will be in proper london..i might be getting aroung 30 pounds (for food n travel) per day , and will be staying in company provided accomodation. I guess I wont be saving much



I think its the same for most of the companies I think for short trips. But since you are going to be here on WP I suppose you need to be paid a salary. Please verify this with your company. They will always want the easy way out....

Anyways you can enjoy your stay and visit most of the tourist places (the regular ones). But the places to see are actually out of London esp. see the Winsor castle just outside London a cool place...

Cheers
Vishal
 
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break fast 3 pound, lunch 5 +10 pound , good dinner 15 pounds -travel avg 5 pounds. i think you cant spend more. 30 pound is very tight budget. it should be 40 for food and travel.
 
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�30 per day is pittance in London!
Most Indian companies pay �50-�100 depending on grade.
 
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you mean Most Indian companies pays only �50-�100 per month
 
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Originally posted by richa shah:
Thanks Vishal and Bhoooooo for your replies

I will be in proper london..i might be getting aroung 30 pounds (for food n travel) per day , and will be staying in company provided accomodation. I guess I wont be saving much


Note that UK's minimal wage is more than 5 pounds per hour. 30 pounds per day is fair enough to survive but not enough to live a good life. One month travel card (zone 1 to 3) is for 100 pounds, add someting for telephone bills and something for food (although excellent indian food in Camden lock market is for 2 pounds at the evening hours ;-)) and you'll realize you can easily run out of money.
 
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