Digital Nomad Life in England
Summary: Abingdon, UK is a great place for digital nomads to live because of its convenient location, affordable cost of living, and vibrant culture. Abingdon is located in the heart of Oxfordshire, making it easy to access other cities in the UK and Europe. The town has a population of around 33,000 people, making it a great place to meet other digital nomads and build a community. The weather in Abingdon is mild, with average temperatures ranging from the mid-30s to the mid-60s Fahrenheit. The monthly cost of living for a digital nomad in Abingdon is quite affordable. Groceries, transportation, and entertainment are all relatively inexpensive. The cost of rent for a centrally located, one-bedroom apartment with high-speed internet access in Abingdon is approximately $1,000 USD per month. The best neighborhood to live in Abingdon is the town center. This area is close to all the amenities and attractions that Abingdon has to offer, including shops, restaurants, and pubs. It is also close to the train station, making it easy to get around the city and to other cities in the UK.
How do I meet people in England?
When we asked people living in England about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:
"There is a BME Black & Minority Forum that meets every tue at lunch time in the Badger center.. it is a good place to start meeting more expats... they have free English classes if needed and have lots of excellent activities... Weston Super Mare is more multicultural than other parts in Somerset. There is an African Shop where I found out plantain and beans :) happy days!!!," commented a person living in Weston Super Mare, UK.
"I would recommend finding a congenial neighborhood pub. It is a wonderful place to make friends and find out about local news. Join a class (I take dance with new friends), get involved in nature activities like hiking clubs, photography clubs or birding. Don't be afraid to talk to people and don't be nervous about not understanding every word the first time! Yorkshire accents are quite hard to decipher until one has lived with it for a while. Enjoy the differences instead of dreading them. Relax and people will enjoy your company and ask questions about where you are from," explained one digital nomad living in Driffield, UK.
What is life like in England?
About the Author
Joshua Wood, LPC is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange and serves as Co-President of Expat Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange and Digital Nomad Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.
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