Oh I’m under no illusions Mick, I know the cost of living is high, but it’s important for me and I’m sure many others to understand this so David and I can properly plan our futures.
I’ve done a fair bit of research before this point I know building materials are expensive and goods and services to and stuff in shops, cars etc. But it’s hard to pinpoint true costs. I want to understand the real cost of utilities etc as it will help me narrow down the choices I go with for heating, hot water, sewage, vehicles etc. Also the cost of health insurance that’s one I’m really struggling to nail, as I have a chronic condition so hard to work out if I’d get 100% back etc. We plan to live a very simple frugal life, nothing fancy growing our own fruit and veg, chickens, making our own bread etc so it’s working out our true day to day costs I guess, would do we need to live on annually. I will be drawing down my Civil Service pension so it’s at what point I do that to make the move sustainable.