Originally Posted by Xoliul
ambershee is in Guildford, UK, Kwramm. So that's not an unusual price.
If you compare it with most of the rest of the world, it is ;) But do I know the joys of living in London... stayed there for a while. Was cool but absurdly expensive when it came to rent. I haven't come across a more expensive place for renting... maybe Silicon Valley, NYC? I would still consider London in the future, I like it there, but with the UK games industry in shambles I'm gonna stay in Asia for a while. Its okay and fairly secure there, and still interesting.
In Norway, Europe's most expensive country to live in, I could rent a 1br apt with garage space for EUR 900,-. But that is a top notch place then, all new with all appliances and nice location. Now Germany should be cheaper than that.
In Berlin spacious old flats can be quite cheap. Same in Vienna. Rent can be ridiculously low compared to some other big European cities.
Originally Posted by thomasp
really? what's in berlin these days, CG-wise?
I guess I shouldn't repeat what other people tell me. But supposedly there's more there than anywhere else when it comes to CG (not just games - film, visualization, browser based stuff, other small scale development). Then again doing CG in Germany is though. I gave up on that idea pretty soon and sought my luck elsewhere. Otherwise I just heard there's Frankfurt (but maybe it's just big on people's radars because of Crytek?) and some film related stuff in Munich. From what I keep hearing from the Austrians and Germans I know there's not much else there. There's also some studios in Austria (Sproing, Rabcat) but tht's not Germany.