Hello Dear FanForcers. Here my story. I am trying to leave my country in search for better life conditions, as this land I step on is both overloaded with (let's say it nicely) lack of opportunities and the income don't pay the cost of life. Being in London for the CE I ended up reinforcing my beliefs that England would be the best place to start over. I know a few Portuguese immigrants who live well in London, especially and I honestly wish I can do something of my life. And since language or culture (maybe food) is not an obstacle, I have decided to take the chance. The truth is, I am totally blank when it concern the London lifestyle and economics. I work in the particular field of Television Production (well recently I ended up in Aviation with Simulation for pilot training, computer stuff). I don't think I can actually work in Television in the UK but I have no illusions. I can start from scratch. My girlfriend is a talented illustrator and works around design. What I wanted from you guys is your insight. How's the lifestyle? How are the average wages in London? How are the house rents? How are the car prices? I already read several articles about immigration and the benefits of being an EU citizen and not needing a visa or work permit, but I do need work. If you can help me on this, both me and girlfriend will appreciate your help and be sure we have been farther from going there, than now. Thank you for your help.