Recent data has shown that rent is unaffordable in over half of the cities in England!
To maintain an adequate standard of living, experts advise that tenants shouldn’t spend more than 30% of their gross income salary on rent.
Using average income salary and rental price data for cities, it can reveal that Durham is the most affordable city to rent in England, with just 23% of your monthly salary going towards rent.
The northern cities continue to top the charts with Lancaster and Liverpool only requiring you to spend 24% of your salary on rent!
At the other end of the scale, Brighton and Bath have been crowned the most expensive cities to rent in. In both Brighton and Bath, you will be expected to spend 52% of your salary on rental payments. It is closely followed by Oxford, where you will, on average, spend 51% of your salary towards rent.
Open Property Group Managing Director, Jason Harris-Cohen said: