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How do you (gue)estimate the size of the room you live in?

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Quite often, when I speak with people outside of the UK, one of the off-the-cuff questions we'd get into when we discuss the cost of living between different places is:

How many square metres [or insert equivalent imperial measurements] are the room/house/apartment you live in?

In all honesty... I never know the answer to this! The housing market in the UK tends to describe rooms with vague terms like "a large double room available", which is highly subjective.

So out of interest, what's your trick for figuring out roughly how big a room is without getting out the measuring tape? 🤔

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