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City Living for Less – The UK’s Cheapest Cities

The cost of living is on the up. Nothing new there then. Unsurprisingly, London remains at the top of the list as the most expensive place to live in the UK.

If you live in the capital and earn the minimum wage, your bank account will be permanently in the red.

An average month’s rent in London is said to be more than £1,600 and the monthly cost of living around £800. London renters are said to pay a third of their wages on rent each month. Edinburgh is a very close second.

So, two great cities to visit but not to hang your hat.

If you’re considering which university to apply to, major relocation plans, a wild weekend away or are just plain curious, you’ll want to know in which UK city your money will go furthest. We’re not about to disappoint.

Here’s the 10 most affordable places to live if you’re on a budget and want to make your money go further.

These are based on a combination of house prices/rental/cost of living/and average wages in the local area.

  1. Derby
  2. Hull
  3. Liverpool
  4. Sheffield
  5. Newcastle
  6. Glasgow
  7. Aberdeen
  8. Leeds
  9. Birmingham
  10. Manchester