What could I buy in your country for £300,000

@urbandekay (18314)
February 2, 2013 2:31pm CST
So, I am wondering what kind of property would this amount of money buy in your country? All the best, urban
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@vandana7 (58858)
• India
3 Feb 13
Urban...interesting discussion...:) It depends upon the kind of climate you prefer. I would recommend Ooty...people there know English so getting along would be far easier. Though theirs would be heavily accented, and you would need to reduce the speed at which you talk, and may be repeat your requests more often. I am presuming you will have to pay more for everything because of your skin color, so you would have to bargain ...hazards of being a tourist.. I did see a nice house in Ooty that had come up for sale...about 1200 sq.yds. with about 2500 sft. construction about 2,00,00,000 worth plus registration. You could even get some tea farms in places nearby like Coonoor. The other option would be places like Simla, Darjeeling or Goa, where you could still find some European settlers. Ooty does have a few Europeans out there. And so also Goa. Kodaikanal is another place that is supposed to have good climate. Ooty's climate, incidentally is quite like the UK climate. It is also known as Ootachamund. Amenities...however...we are not as good.. :(
@sulynsi (2838)
• Canada
3 Feb 13
begging your pardon, vandana, but how do you know what color urban's skin might be? his avatar shows foxglove flowers I believe I don't recall a conversation stating his physical appearance
@vandana7 (58858)
• India
3 Feb 13
Urban is most certainly not of Asian Indian origin. :) So whatever be the race or color...he will stand out amongst the locals, and they are most likely to presume he is a tourist...so they will quote high rates...expecting him to bargain...it will be a lifelong process in his case if he chooses to settle here. :) Not that he would find prices atrociously high...when compared to UK. That would precisely be the problem. For example, I know that today cauliflower is available for 25 INR. So when Urban goes to the shop they will quote 100 INR. In the UK...its price may be near about that...so Urban might think if he bargains it at 50 INR he is getting a good deal. Get what I mean? So when I gave that hint...it also meant..chose a destination where you wont look distinctly out of place. Though he is welcome in my country. :)
@sulynsi (2838)
• Canada
4 Feb 13
so, anyone who is visibly different is more at risk of being cheated? doesn't sound like a good way to encourage tourism - sadly, this happens in many countries thank you for the warning
@deazil (4556)
• United States
3 Feb 13
In New England, Western Massachusetts to be exact, you could get a house with a barn and 11.1 acres of land for $399,000. The weather might be similar to where you live now. There is a wide range of prices. For a lot less land but a much newer house you could pay twice as much. And no barn, either. There are a lot of rural homes for sale that also have land and outbuildings.
@vandana7 (58858)
• India
3 Feb 13
That seems good to me...what about property taxes? And registration charges, and other factors like cost of electricty, water, drainage facilities, house help, security, medical facilities, transportation, distance from nearest airport, etc..
@vandana7 (58858)
• India
3 Feb 13
Yes...but definitely not to another country. Come on...I wont be able to adjust to new set of laws, and regulations. I will get up one morning and find me handcuffed because I have contravened something...lol However, it will be a while I think...before I can even consider it...I am hoping rather...we have a case in our Apex court...if the decision is in our favor, then definitely I will be moving...but if not, I am stuck here for ever..:(
@deazil (4556)
• United States
4 Feb 13
Handcuffs! Don't worry, I would come and bail you out. So you would stay in India then, just move to another area? I would like to move but not out of Massachusetts. To someplace near where that farmhouse is for sale. It would be nice if I could move to another country. It's a very good thought. But so much stuff. No matter how much I get rid of it seems as if I haven't gotten rid of anything. It multiplies overnight.
@cynthiann (18629)
• Jamaica
2 Feb 13
Multiply that sum but about 145 and you will get it in our currency. This could buy you an apartment in an upscale gated community with 24 hour security with swimming pool and tennis court with its own private beach. This price would be about US$320,000 and I just happen to know one for sale if you are interested. Seriously, would send you the visuals
@urbandekay (18314)
4 Feb 13
Hi, I would not like to live in a flat (Even one called an apartment )and swimming pools and tennis courts are of little appeal. all the best, urban
@cynthiann (18629)
• Jamaica
4 Feb 13
I have farmland for sale. Wanna buy?
@urbandekay (18314)
5 Feb 13
I think my blood runs too hot for Caribbean shores all the best, urban
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
2 Feb 13
Well my country is so advance as in the US. so you could get a pretty massive place with that amount. In my country that amount would be $43389300.00 jamaican dollars. That could get you a two story house with possibility of holding 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, a kitchen, dinning room and a living room at lower story alone. So you can imagine the top story would roughly be the same space. With such space you could have a total of 5 bedroom, 1 master bed room, 4 bathroom, 1 master living room.SO that is a decently good space. The problem though is that, you could use that money to get a house like that if you are willing to build the house and not just buy it ready made. Ready made house of such size would increase dramatically. Because a 20 million dollar ready made house. About 150 000 pounds in your currency could get you only a small ready made house with only one bathroom, two bed room, a small kitchen, a small dining room and really small living room. It isn't really worth it to buy ready made house in my country especially in places of high demand.
@urbandekay (18314)
2 Feb 13
What about land, I do not care so much for a large house but how much land could be bought? And what of outbuildings? all the best, urban
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
2 Feb 13
Do you mean a just land without house? Paying so much money just for land? If that is what you mean then I could find out? I am not sure about outbuildings.
@urbandekay (18314)
3 Feb 13
No, more like a modest house on land with outbuildings or barns all the best, urban
@rasinda (18)
• Italy
2 Feb 13
i think if i have this amount i like to buy hotel in my country.
@urbandekay (18314)
2 Feb 13
Prices are that low in Italy? all the best, urban
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
2 Feb 13
I cant imagine a hotel being so cheap anywhere in the world. That is just hard to believe.
• Canada
2 Feb 13
I believe that works out to be $150,000 and that would barely even buy you a condo here. If you're lucky you could buy a 1 bedroom condo. Unless there's something available on a power of sale, then you might be able to get a 2 bedroom house. However, in the country, you could get a large piece of land with a decent sized house.
@urbandekay (18314)
2 Feb 13
No, I think it is about 470 Canadian dollars all the best, urban
@urbandekay (18314)
2 Feb 13
oops, I mean 470,000 Canadian dollars all the best, urban
@yahnee (1250)
• Philippines
4 Feb 13
In my country a pound can be converted to more or less 64 pesos depending upon the current exchange rates. If you spend that kind of money in my country, you can buy a modest condo, a car and many things else. I have a British friend and he is astounded at the things he can buy for a few pounds. The fact is you can have a burger and coke at a fast food joint with 2 pounds. Perhaps that is the reason why so many tourists and travelers prefer going to Asia since their dollars and pounds can go a long way to keep them entertained and well fed.
@urbandekay (18314)
4 Feb 13
A 'condo' is a flat? A dwelling within block of such? I would hate to live like that. What of houses there? all the best, urban
@zills66 (1421)
• Saudi Arabia
3 Feb 13
The amount is enough for a baby camel to buy -- the first class camel
@urbandekay (18314)
4 Feb 13
Think I would have trouble living in a camel, even a first class one all the best, urban
@jricky1 (6809)
• China
3 Feb 13
Well this is really an interesting topic,so i wanna know what kind of things you want?Clothes or products.An apartment maybe in small city.But it's a lot money.
@urbandekay (18314)
4 Feb 13
What do I want, really a smallholding adjacent to woodland, preferably with outbuildings. I care nothing for fancy clothes and products all the best, urban
• China
3 Feb 13
You can buy a apartment in the downtown of my city about 130 square metres with £300,000,but it just the empty flat you need to use your other money to buy the furniture and household appliances.
@urbandekay (18314)
4 Feb 13
Living in a flat does not appeal to me, it is a rural live for me all the best, urban
@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
3 Feb 13
It happens to be around 4,579,890,000 rupiahs in Indonesia. And you can buy everything!!! Moreover if you live in my town. You can buy a new house or a new car, or even a store and still have a lot left!
@urbandekay (18314)
4 Feb 13
I fear Indonesia would be too hot, our blood runs hot here and I suffer above about 25C particularly if it is humid all the best, urban
@dfollin (12354)
• United States
2 Feb 13
I live in northern Virginia,a suburb of Washington DC.Here for $300,000 you could probably find a two bedroom condo here or possibly a two or three bedroom townhouse.
@urbandekay (18314)
4 Feb 13
Not $300,000, £3000,000 about $470,000 all the best, urban
@veganbliss (3903)
• Adelaide, Australia
2 Feb 13
Ooooh! That's a big question. It depends how, when & where. I had a look today: http://uk.advfn.com/p.php?pid=fxcalculate&action=convert&amount=300&from=GBP&to=AUD&btn=Convert I think you'd have only A$452k due to the "down cycle" we're in at the moment against the pound (my keyboard doesn't even have that symbol - can you believe it?). Wait a bit & it'll get back up! If you want the biggest "bang for your buck" in Australia, I'm recommending - one guess - Adelaide! Cost of living versus level of services has consistently been better here than anywhere else. We're also well known for being the closest capital to resemble an English city. Now, most of what you hear about the driest state in the driest continent on earth might make it all sound very unappealling, so I've found some of our best, greenest countryside just for you! You'd love it in the Adelaide Hills. Green all year 'round & always a few degrees cooler than anywhere else. There is one town, not far from the freeway & well-connected that is very well known for its remarkable resemblance to "all things English" from the town planning to the house styles to the way they do things. I've checked median house prices in that area & they are just a little out of reach right now, but as you can see from the previous chart, the pound-dollar relationship is quite volatile. http://www.sa.gov.au/subject/Housing%2C+property+and+land/Buying+and+selling/Advice+for+people+planning+to+buy+a+property/Metro+median+house+sales+statistics/Adelaide+Hills This is one of the best places in the world to successfully invest in real estate. We're in a slight down cycle now, but prices are tipped to skyrocket in the next 6 - 12 months. In Adelaide, the median overall residential house price is currently at A$390k. You can go here to compare house prices in the other capitals as well as for other data & trends: http://www.globalpropertyguide.com/Pacific/Australia/Price-History I've been reading that England is in some sort of a financial trouble from one of the pop-ups on one of those pages. It says something about no matter how much money or property you have in England, you about to "lose it all"! Are your politicians messing about with people's assets up there? Or are you just looking to get out of the country?
@urbandekay (18314)
4 Feb 13
Adelaide Hills does indeed look nice but no cold and snow, I wonder? I don't think UK is in that much trouble financially, what trouble there is, is in my opinion, is hindered from improvement by bad political policy. I'd love to find a property here but property prices are so high all the best, urban
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
2 Feb 13
urbandekay Location is everything...it all depends where you want to live as to how much you will get for that money. You can goolge and the internet is chock full of advertizing by many agents only too happy to let you know what you can buy. They often have vitual tours of the properties as well..
@urbandekay (18314)
4 Feb 13
As you so rightly say location is everything and that is indeed the problem, to find a place in such a spot all the best,urban
• Birmingham, England
5 Jun 14
You can purchase a home in my country :)
@marguicha (83871)
• Chile
6 Feb 13
I live in the capital in my country and property here is a lot more expensive than in other cities here. Here you could probably buy a house with 3 or 4 bedrooms and 2 or 3 bathrooms in a nice neighborhood with that money. In smaller towns, property can be maybe 2/3 of what it is here.
@squallming (1777)
• Malaysia
5 Feb 13
That sum when converted to malaysian ringgit is more than 1.2 million ringgit malaysia. With this sum of money, you would be able to buy a shop lot, or a small bungalow, or maybe 20 acres of land which is actually one of the best property you may consider. Other than that, I cannot think of much of an option here. The value of money has dropped so much that it frightens me.
@JamesKYTan (1607)
• Malaysia
5 Feb 13
You ask what can I buy with close to RM 1.2 to 1.5 million in Malaysia. With this figure I could buy a double storey link house or terrace house or a semi-detached double storey house. I could even buy a condominium, 1 unit. It all also depends on the location. In greater Kuala Lumpur then it is more expensive. It is cheaper in suburbs or smaller towns.
• United States
3 Feb 13
In my town you could probably have the best house in town but in Maui not so much.
@bryanwmc (1052)
• Malaysia
3 Feb 13
it is close to about 1.5 million rm in my counntry and in the KL suburban neighbourhood i live i can buy landed property perhaps a corner lot double storey linked house,or perhaps an upscale condo..with. only about 1500 sq ft living space but with all the luxury facilities, pool ,sauna ,gym etc but if i am thinking of investing then i can buy a huge detached bungallow in a rural town..away from the city..and have few thousand sq ft to play with, maybe vegetable farming or freshwater fish rearing digging few ponds in the property..