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post #1 of 29
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DH just called The prices there are OUTTA A LINE there. Of course BEER was a priority $30.00 for 24 cans of beer It's like $12.00 here $24 for a Hamburger at TGIF That $50 per day Per Diem witch is actually $25.00 is not going to work.
I think He may really like what I cook from now on
post #2 of 29
I reckon I would just hafta go on a liquid diet, or get my friends to send me food and beer and stuff.
post #3 of 29
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Heck they may have to choose one or the other at that rate
post #4 of 29
Wow that is expensive!!
post #5 of 29
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Heck they may have to choose one or the other at that rate

You need to send him some stuff half pint



Like a care package or something.

post #6 of 29
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Well you can't send allot of things there and I sent 2 packages at Christmas for one of the gals here on the cat site for the Secret Santa thing and I sent them on Oct 30th and she got one package on Dec 12th and never got the other one and it's quit expensive to send them not to have them get the stuff, he'd be home before it got there
post #7 of 29
Thats because the value of the dollar to the pound/euro is so crummy-maybe he can explain and get an increase in his per diem??
post #8 of 29
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I know it's half there $100 here is $50 there how the hell do they live there they must make allot of money over there
post #9 of 29
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I know it's half there $100 here is $50 there how the hell do they live there they must make allot of money over there
We must get paid more here because i manage no problem. What other places is there to eat there for him Lois, because if he does a bit shopping around he'll find some places cheaper.
post #10 of 29
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Well you can't send allot of things there and I sent 2 packages at Christmas for one of the gals here on the cat site for the Secret Santa thing and I sent them on Oct 30th and she got one package on Dec 12th and never got the other one and it's quit expensive to send them not to have them get the stuff, he'd be home before it got there

Well I think I woulda took less clothes,and took some food and some "girlie beers".

post #11 of 29
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We must get paid more here because i manage no problem. What other places is there to eat there for him Lois, because if he does a bit shopping around he'll find some places cheaper.
Well Susan I think they are going to go out tomorrow and look around they were pretty beat yesterday when they go in so I guess they should be asking some questions to, I know they found some store I don't remember the name for sure I thought he said Taxos or something like that. And anyways gads there grown men I should worry that they can't find anything but milk, bread. peanut butter and Jelly, coffee, and Beer Right. Allot of them that went are 30ish and still kinda shall I say goofy I think they would rather go drink, But I do think really the Per Diem should have been more honestly. They spent allot of money for 18 people to get there rented 10 Apts and leased 4 cars, and my option $25 a day is really not much money at all Plus phone calls I told him do not call here everyday I Love Ya but do not call everyday Now $50 would be more like it
post #12 of 29
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I know they found some store I don't remember the name for sure I thought he said Taxos or something like that.
That'll be Tescos which is one of our big supermarkets and he'll get everything he needs there

http://www.tesco.com/
post #13 of 29
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That'll be Tescos which is one of our big supermarkets and he'll get everything he needs there

http://www.tesco.com/
Ah heck i was going to look on the site and it won't let me, maybe because I don't live there anywhere...Thought maybe I could help him out
post #14 of 29
That's odd?, it should still open up for you Well Tesco is a massive supermarket that sells everything from food, clothes, electricals and newpapers and magazines, but if he needs anything let me know.
post #15 of 29
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I think it wanted a postal code
post #16 of 29
Hi Have you still got my address? if so use my post code.
The minimum wage in the UK is £5.05 an hour
Average house prices Essex

NAME AV PRICE (£)
Brentwood £325,952
Epping Forest £322,777
Uttlesford £301,393
Chelmsford £236,384
Maldon £235,312
Rochford £229,798
Braintree £213,462

My kids couldn't afford to buy in our town.
post #17 of 29
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That's odd?, it should still open up for you Well Tesco is a massive supermarket that sells everything from food, clothes, electricals and newpapers and magazines, but if he needs anything let me know.
It is a good thing that you are there, in case he needs something.
post #18 of 29
I think the shock comes from converting from US Dollars to Euros. When I went to Ireland a couple of years ago, I had to question the per diem of $50 because after the conversion at the time, I would only have $25 per diem. Fortunately, they said I could use a 50 Euro per diem.
post #19 of 29
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And now I am looking for another calling plan from here to there Man I don't know there's so much stuff it's confusing to say the least ..
Thanks Anne I'll have to look and tell him what to buy I guess
post #20 of 29
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I think the shock comes from converting from US Dollars to Euros. When I went to Ireland a couple of years ago, I had to question the per diem of $50 because after the conversion at the time, I would only have $25 per diem. Fortunately, they said I could use a 50 Euro per diem.

I am confused about it and I am not even there
post #21 of 29
My interns get less than that and survive fine and they go to London.

There are plenty of cheap places to eat and shop

Sainsburys & Tescos are the big supermarkets (and groceries are way cheaper back home than here!)

If he can find a Wetherspoons pub by him they do cheap meals and deals where a meal and a beer is 5 pounds or less (under $10) and basic meals where you can get 2 for 6 pounds (about $10) but you pay for drinks (and they do that every day)
post #22 of 29
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I am confused about it and I am not even there
First of all my apologies, I talked about Euros and they are converting to British pounds here.

The current exchange rate is 1 USD = 0.514760 Pounds. Which means that $50 = 25.43 Pounds. It makes things more expensive when you are thinking about dollars.

On Tesco's site, they are advertising a dozen roses for 19.39 Pounds. In US dollars these roses would be $37.66.
post #23 of 29
Like Anakat said, it is just expensive

Where my mum lives:
Average Cost: £305,437
Detached: £828,275
Semi-detached: £478,195
Terraced: £419,698
Flat: £241,586 (apartment)

Be glad he is in Wales and not London!
post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by katachtig View Post
First of all my apologies, I talked about Euros and they are converting to British pounds here.

The current exchange rate is 1 USD = 0.514760 Pounds. Which means that $50 = 25.43 Pounds. It makes things more expensive when you are thinking about dollars.

On Tesco's site, they are advertising a dozen roses for 19.39 Pounds. In US dollars these roses would be $37.66.

I am still confused . I just need plain old American money.
post #25 of 29
He has $50 US $ which in English money would be around 25 pounds per day
post #26 of 29
WOWOWOW Lois!! That is totally crazy!!
post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by icklemiss21 View Post
He has $50 US $ which in English money would be around 25 pounds per day
Which can be very difficult if you are always eating at restaurants and don't know the area.
post #28 of 29
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He has $50 US $ which in English money would be around 25 pounds per day
Which is more than a British Pensioner gets to live on.
"Basic State Pension (per week from 10 April 2006)

Based on your own or your late husband’s, wife’s contributions £84.25"
post #29 of 29
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Which is more than a British Pensioner gets to live on.
"Basic State Pension (per week from 10 April 2006)

Based on your own or your late husband’s, wife’s contributions £84.25"
Oh well Anne I guess I should shut up and be glad we have the extra money Because this is a very good job DH was telling me the guy he's rooming with really doesn't have any money he has a wife and 3 kids so that's what's tough they just don't have the extra money so some of them could use some extra while away, then you have some of the married ones 30ish going out every night
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