As the world becomes increasingly connected, choosing where to live has never been easier but capital cities such as London, Belfast and Edinburgh remain notoriously expensive – far more so than many other places across the UK.
So looking at a vast collection of data about towns and cities in the UK, we’ve highlighted 5 locations, each with its own attractive qualities and great reasons for moving there in terms of the cost of living.
Would these lower prices for things such as rent, travel, and even a cheaper pint at your local pub convince you to up sticks and relocate?
Plymouth – Taxis
Traveling around London via taxi can become incredibly costly, with the average price being £3.30 per kilometer. Manchester, meanwhile, will see you paying £2.25 on average. However, Plymouth is a mere £0.62. Think how much you would save on those nights out!
Coventry – Beer
Going out for a pint in a capital city is never cheap. In London, you’re likely to pay on average £4.40, while in Dublin even more, at £4.43. Coventry is the place to go for a drink, though – averaging almost £2 less at £2.50 per pint. We know where to go out for a few then.
Bradford – Travel
Travel costs can be a determining factor for where we decide to live. Bradford’s cheapest monthly travel pass is a very reasonable £18. Compare that to cities such as London and Doncaster, with the cheapest pass there costing £130 and £70 respectively.
Belfast – Cinema
Going to the cinema seems to get more and more expensive. While in most cities seeing a film will cost you around £8.50, a trip to the cinema in Edinburgh will set you back at least £10, but the cheapest cinema ticket in Belfast is a surprisingly low £6. So if going to the movies every week is a particularly favorite pastime of yours, Belfast may be the city for you.
Dundee – Rent
Paying rent can take a massive chunk out of your wages every month, leaving you with little for other expenses. The average rent in Dundee, however, is £424 per month, with only Wolverhampton being cheaper at £400. A little cheaper than London – where rent per month will set you back a staggering £1,684. If the price of rent is getting you down in London, a move to Dundee may be the answer.
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