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Average rents updated April 2022

Where do you want to live? If you're not sure - or you want to find out where your money goes furthest - you've come to the right place.

Here's our handy guide to average room rents in the UK's 50 biggest towns and cites, to help you decide.

What's your budget?

Under £400 per month

Town Average rent
Bradford £384
Middlesbrough £389

Under £500 per month

Town Average rent
Huddersfield £404
Stoke-on-Trent £405
Wolverhampton £406
Sunderland £406
Hull £409
Liverpool £415
Birmingham £421
Telford £422
Aberdeen £425
Bolton £425
Blackpool £428
Sheffield £432
Warrington £444
Derby £448
Belfast £451
Dundee £453
Newcastle Upon Tyne £453
Swansea £455
Leicester £461
Plymouth £463
Coventry £465
Gloucester £466
Ipswich £481
Leeds £484
Norwich £485
Peterborough £493
Northampton £494
Luton £499

Under £600 per month

Town Average rent
Cardiff £506
Nottingham £507
Southampton £516
Portsmouth £519
Manchester £531
Swindon £533
Bournemouth £534
York £550
Milton Keynes £552
Southend-on-Sea £552
Glasgow £552
Poole £554
Slough £568
Reading £580

Under £700 per month

Town Average rent
Edinburgh £611
Bristol £619
Brighton £634
Cambridge £639
Oxford £658

Under £800 per month

Town Average rent
London - North £751
London - South East £758
London - East £767
London - North West £797

Over £800 per month

Town Average rent
London - South West £830
London - West £861
London - East Central £1,026
London - West Central £1,068

If you're still not sure where to go (or you fancy living somewhere that's not on the list), just hit the big orange button and start the search for your next home.

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