[QUOTE]\nIt also shows how well we are being shafted tax wise , i recently\nworked in geurnsey , tax rates are lower , no vat , cost of living is\nslightly higher on some goods then again wages are generally higher\ntoo, house prices are higher but you do get tax relief on the\nmortgage what really made me smile was domestic rates , 4 bedroom\ndetached house , overlooking the sea with two acres of ground at the\nback used as a small paddock £275.00 per anum and the lad that owned\nit was winging about it.[/QUOTE]\n\nYes except a house like that would cost circa £650 - 750,000 I suspect\non the local market. Over a million in the open.\n\nMortgage relief - yes, however only on the first £400k of the primary\nresidence (changed in 2008). Though way better than what you get in\nthe UK, yes.\n\nAverage house price - £350,000 for local market and that's a tiny 2-\nbed house.\n\nDecent house? £650,000+\n\nIt's a very expensive place to live housing wise.