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Average rents updated October 2021

With remote working becoming a permanent fixture for lots of us, we've got more choice than ever in terms of where we want to live. So much choice it can feel a little overwhelming.

So, we've put together a 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
Belfast £397
Bradford £358
Huddersfield £372
Hull £395
Middlesbrough £358
Stoke-on-Trent £392
Sunderland £354
Telford £398

Under £500 per month

Town Average rent
Aberdeen £405
Birmingham £403
Blackpool £405
Bolton £408
Cardiff £476
Coventry £456
Derby £424
Dundee £434
Gloucester £438
Ipswich £453
Leeds £453
Leicester £447
Liverpool £403
Luton £472
Manchester £490
Newcastle Upon Tyne £413
Northampton £484
Norwich £469
Nottingham £466
Peterborough £484
Plymouth £434
Portsmouth £487
Sheffield £412
Southampton £490
Swansea £416
Swindon £491
Warrington £425
Wolverhampton £404

Under £600 per month

Town Average rent
Bournemouth £521
Bristol £567
Cambridge £590
Edinburgh £558
Glasgow £502
Milton Keynes £536
Poole £531
Reading £544
Slough £551
Southend-on-Sea £535
York £527

Under £700 per month

Town Average rent
Brighton £604
London - North £696
London - South East £695
Oxford £608

Under £800 per month

Town Average rent
London - East £702
London - North West £736
London - South West £769
London - West £779

Over £800 per month

Town Average rent
London - East Central £876
London - West Central £934

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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