The Region

The North East is one the cheapest areas to live in the UK. But it has a lot to offer too, with the exceptional natural beauty of Northumberland and picturesque beaches. Newcastle is perhaps one of the most underrated cities in the country – a lively mix of culture, history, and extremely affordable housing. And nearby Durham is famous for its ancient streets and wold-renowned university.

Average living costs for the North East

  • Average house prices (February 2017)
    £123,749
  • Average house rent prices
    £551pcm
  • Council Tax
    Average in UK £1,600/annum
  • Gas and Electricity
    Average in UK is £790/annum for small house/flat
  • Water and sewage
    Average in England & Wales is £395/annum
  • TV licence
    £147/annum
  • House/contents insurance
    Average cost for both was £120/annum
  • Commute distance & percentage of salary
    36mins 14.7% of annual salary
  • Distance/Time from London
    Newcastle upon Tyne – 283 miles, 5+hours drive, 3+hours train journey, 1hour 15min flight

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