The Region

Wales is something of a hidden gem. It’s often an afterthought for those moving to the UK, but in reality it offers the most affordable beauty in the country. In a relatively small space it packs in lush green valleys, bustling cities, colourful seaside villages and UNESCO-listed beaches. And in Snowdonia National Park, it offers perhaps the best hiking in Britain.

All in all, it’s a fun, friendly and beautiful country – and you’ll have enough money to spare every month to enjoy it all.

Average living costs for Wales

  • Average house prices (February 2017)
    £145.293
  • Average house rent prices
    £620pcm
  • 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
    27mins 12.2% of annual salary
  • Distance/Time from London
    Wrexham – 192 miles, 3+ hours drive, 2+hour train journey or 1hour 5min flight

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