Thinking about it, it's a shame you have Â£850 a month income because if you were sizteen, had fcuk all plus a binlid or two, you'd be able to live anywhere itn he UK you wanted - all on the government
Ok - but I would suggest (unoriginally) Goa or the like.
Lot's of decent Brits taking time out there. Locals are a delight, get yourself a flat. It's as cheap as chips, good variety of food. Plane tickets are a bargain at the moment for some reason, so if you did need to return pronto wouldn't be a problem. No language problems and the monsoon season is about to start - quite a sight in itself I believe.
Think you might have to renew your visa every 6 months or so, but as I say plenty are doing it.
Forget all the crap about land grab, houses being demolished, The cost of living increasing , scams.
There has never been a better time to purchase a property provided you do it wisely and they will become even cheaper in some areas.Rentals are taking your hand off. They have hundreds of thousands of unsold properties here that they are trying to offload .
The weather is normally fantastic ,you can get home quickly and easily if needed.
Cost of living is still much cheaper ,people freindly, away from the coast crime insignificant ( normally foreighners )
However i think Â£850 would be tight anywhere in the EU except for the recently joined countries and then you have to ask yourself would i want to live there . I could not live on Â£850 here even with no mortgage or debt its only just over Â£200 a week.
Think you may have to carry on raging where you are
Living in Scotland almost anything would be an improvement. It's only when you get a room full of women from the four corners that you realise what a bunch of bowsers the local population are. British women laugh about women from other countries living on "potatoes" and becoming (supposedly) fat, while the Brits become f'kin gargoyles on Pringles and Breezers. Twenty years of saurkraut, spuds and quality sausage (I'll give you some quality sausage, darlin', yoik, yoik) produces babes.
I've heard Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are similarly blessed.
I was going to say northern Portugal but having read these posts, I'd have to agree with thailand (stunning food, people, weather etc) or Goa (cheap as chips). I'd stay away from greece and cyprus for two reasons. First off, I am blond and the weather would fry me and secondly, have you seen where they are on a map? Seen what's just to the east? Know what's going on there?
Hungary, my present location is fine if you stay away from Budapest [like any capitol]. In the EU but own currency, houses are cheap, meals out are cheap, vino is cheap, ciggies are cheap, petrol is cheap etc., Safer than most places I've lived in. Problems would be the language although English is spoken more by the younger generation and if under pensionable age, Health cover. [Applies to all EU countries except for emergency treatment [EU Health Card] Under this 'depression' I think you would be hard put to work anywhere unless you have exceptional skills.