The Region

In 2016, the South West claimed 6 of the top 10 places to live in the UK, as voted for by the public. Dorset, Devon and Cornwall possess Britain’s most-loved beaches and natural beauty, and it’s understandably the UK’s no.1 holiday destination. But Bristol and Plymouth also offer cities that boast everything you’ll need in terms of jobs, shopping, nightlife and culture. That’s not forgetting Bath, a spectacularly pretty city.

Average living costs for the South West

  • Average house prices (February 2017)
    £241,582
  • Average house rent prices
    £776pcm
  • 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
    41mins 18.0% of annual salary
  • Distance/Time from London
    Plymouth – 237miles, 4+hours drive, 3+hours train

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