The Region

The South East is the most populated region in the UK, and for good reason. Easy access to London is the major draw, but it’s also famous for its countryside, with Kent known as ‘the Garden of England’.

Meanwhile, you have great connections with France via ferry, Eurotunnel and Eurostar, and some of the best seaside towns and cities in the UK, such as Brighton. It’s comparatively expensive, but pay is typically higher in the region.

Average living costs for the South East

  • Average house prices (February 2017)
    £241,582
  • Average house rent prices
    £1,047pcm
  • 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
    43mins 18.5% of annual salary
  • Distance/Time from London
    Portsmouth – 73miles, 1+hour drive, 1+hour train journey

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