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Top 10 cheapest and most expensive areas in Britain to rent a property revealed


THE TOP 10 cheapest and most expensive areas in Britain to rent a property have been revealed.

Stoke-on-Trent offers tenants the most affordable rent costs for an apartment new data can reveal, while London takes the top spot for being the most expensive city.   

Stoke-on-Trent is the cheapest area in Britain to rent

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Stoke-on-Trent is the cheapest area in Britain to rentCredit: Alamy
London is of course the most expensive

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London is of course the most expensiveCredit: Alamy

Research by Eachnight.com analysed the most populated cities in the UK and used data to find where tenants can rent an apartment at the lowest cost. 

The analysis was based on prices for one bedroom apartments and three bedroom apartments both in the city centre and outside of the city. 

The study revealed that Stoke-on-Trent is the most affordable city for tenants, with an average cost of £489.22 per month. 

Stoke-on-Trent offers tenants the lowest apartment prices in any city when it comes to a one-bedroom apartment outside of the city centre at £376.67 and a three-bed apartment in the city centre costing only £593.33 as a monthly average.  

Bradford came in second with the average cost of an apartment to rent being £537.95 per month. 

The Yorkshire city offers low prices on many different types of apartments such as an average monthly rent of £443.12 for a one-bedroom in the city centre, the lowest in the UK. 

Bradford also has the third most affordable monthly rent for a three-bedroom apartment in the city centre with an average cost of £692.14.  

Blackpool had the second-lowest rent cost for a three-bed apartment in the city centre, priced at £691.67 a month, while Wigan had the third cheapest price for a three-bed outside of the city centre, costing £550 a month.  

The research found that Sunderland is the third most affordable city for tenants looking to rent an apartment. 

The average cost of renting an apartment in Sunderland for a tenant would be £568.75, and it is the cheapest city in the UK for tenants looking for a three-bedroom apartment outside of the city centre with an average monthly rent of £525. 

The city can also offer tenants the third-cheapest monthly rent price of £400 for a one-bedroom apartment outside of the city centre.  

Top 10 most affordable cities in the UK to rent an apartment

Average cost

  1. Stoke-on-Trent – £489.22
  2. Bradford – £527.95
  3. Sunderland – £568.75
  4. Blackpool – £571.45
  5. Doncaster – £575.47
  6. Wigan – £578.75
  7. Derby – £627.08
  8. Dundee – £636.43
  9. Swansea – £657.37
  10. Aberdeen – £661.87

In contrast, London was revealed to be the priciest city for tenants to rent an apartment with an average total monthly rent of £2,100.69, over four times that of an apartment in Stoke-on-Trent. 

London had the highest cost for every form of apartment analysed in the study with a one-bedroom in the city centre having an average monthly rent of £1,685.32.  

Brighton was the second most expensive city in the UK to rent an apartment. It has the second-highest rent for a three-bedroom apartment both in the city centre and outside of it. 

A three-bedroom apartment in the city centre would set back tenants £2,150.88 a month on average while the same type of apartment outside of the city centre would cost £1.551.02 in monthly rent.   

The analysis revealed Oxford as the third most expensive city in the UK for tenants to rent an apartment, setting a tenant back by £1,374.18 a month on average.

Top 10 most expensive cities in the UK to rent an apartment 

Total average cost

  1. London – £2,100.69
  2. Brighton – £1,403.22
  3. Oxford – £1,374.18
  4. Cambridge – £1,326.39
  5. Reading – £1,186.66
  6. Poole – £1,181.77
  7. Bristol – £1,135.63
  8. Edinburgh – £1,053.16
  9. Milton Keynes – £1,041.17
  10. Manchester – £969.76

Oxford had the UK’s second most expensive monthly rent price for a one-bedroom apartment outside of the city centre, costing £943.75. 

The academic city also had the third-highest rent price for a one-bedroom in the city centre at an average of £1,090.45. 

Commenting on the study, a spokesperson from Eachnight.com said: “The cost of living can often cause stress and this study offers a breakdown of the most cost-effective locations and styles, providing the best options for those looking to rent.” 

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