Are you moving away from London? Do you want to leave the constant noise and traffic but same time have the feeling you live in a vibrant place? Moving to Cardiff could be an interesting option for you and your family. Most people move because of a new job opportunity, but it could be you want to leave a less stressful life. There is plenty to do in the area, so moving to Cardiff could be considered as an adventure too. Let`s find out what are the benefits of moving to Cardiff, compared to living in London.

Cardiff is less busy compared to London

Cardiff has a population of just over 350,000 people which is a big difference compared to London`s 8 million inhabitants. While it is still a busy city, it is much smaller and more manageable than England`s capital. The atmosphere is more laid-back, with lots of parks and a slower pace of life. The streets are generally less crowded, and public transport is generally not that busy.

This is a big benefit for those who are looking for a more relaxed and less stressful way of life. Moving to Cardiff can provide a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of a megapolis like London. The quieter pace of life in Cardiff can be particularly appealing to families with children, who may find the city less overwhelming than London.

In addition to being less crowded, Cardiff also has a lower cost of living than London. This means that residents can enjoy a higher standard of living for less money. Housing, transport, and food are all generally less expensive in Cardiff than in London, which can make a big difference to your budget.

Cheaper properties to buy or rent

This should be expected, but renting or buying a house in Cardiff is much cheaper compared to London. A 2 bedrooms London property’s average price is £799,496, while a 2 bedrooms Cardiff property’s average price goes for £354,420.

Renting is exactly the same – when moving to Cardiff from London, the rent you will pay will be much lower compared to London. Living in Cardiff, on the whole, is much cheaper than living in London including the rent that’s around 60% lower than in London.

Find out how much your move will cost. Movivan Removals offer home and office moving services, packing, storage and furniture disposal.

Culture, sports, and entertainment

Cardiff is known for its friendly people and community spirit. The city has a diverse population, with people from all over the world living and working here. This diversity creates a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere, where everyone is encouraged to contribute to the community.

When it comes to culture and entertainment there is plenty to see and visit in Cardiff. Eating out could be expensive, so maybe a cheaper option will be almost like London – preparing food at home. At the same time, if you want to feel the Cardiff vibe it is worth visiting places like Bully`s, Milkwood, or Purple Poppadom.

Less traffic and cheaper public transport

The population of Cardiff is 20 times less compared to London. You can easily see the huge difference compared to London. The benefits are fewer cars on the streets, less pollution, and less time spending on sitting in the morning and evening rush hours.

If using public transport, season tickets are much cheaper compared to big cities like London or Birmingham. Here are some ticket costs examples:

  • Adult Single – £1.80

  • One day ticket for bus and train – £3.50

  • Weekly season ticket for bus – £13

  • Monthly season ticket – £45

    The buss and train system is very good and organized. Cardiff is a compact city and getting to where you want will take less time and you can spend more time enjoying your life in the city.

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How much will cost to move to Cardiff from London

The moving costs are very individual and the final price will depend on many factors like the volume of your belongings, distance, property access, and even your moving date. If you will be planning to use Movivan Removals for your upcoming move to Cardiff, Wales try to give us as much notice as possible. If you live in a big property and you might require extra services like packing and handyman, we could also arrange a Free home survey to establish the size of the move and give you a fixed price. If interested in using us, click on the button below and we should contact you within 1 hour.

Things to do after moving to Cardiff

There are many important things to do when moving from one property to another. Most can be done even before you move. Below is a list of some of the most important things to do when moving:

  • Change your driving license
  • Update your address with Royal mail
  • Find and change your GP and dentist
  • If changing your employment check your contract and give enough notice
  • If you have children, find a school in Cardiff and sign them up. You will also need to inform their current school they are moving home.

How to prepare when it comes to the actual moving to Cardiff

If you will be using Movivan`s removals services, there are things you should do to make better preparations for your move.

Start with decluttering your home. Things that you won`t need when moving to Cardiff can be recycled. Furniture and clothes which are still in good condition can be given to second-hand shops, donations, and charity organizations. The less you will take the cheaper the move will cost.

If you do not need our packing services and you will be preparing the boxes by yourself, start preparations early. Get packing materials and boxes from our online shop, but if you do not know how many you will need, call us at 0208 0033 260 and one of our sales representatives will give you an estimate.

Any difficult job like dismantling and reassembling of furniture and lifting heavy items can be left to our experienced removals crews. We will wrap all furniture and fragile items like TVs and pictures and will deliver them untouched to your new home in Cardiff.

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Written by Ivan Bogdanov

Co-founder and director at Movivan Removals. His commitment to excellence and attention to detail guarantee that every blog article he creates for Movivan Removals is meticulously crafted and tailored to meet the specific needs of our audience.