The Region

The West Midlands is a hive of activity – and within easy reach of some of the UK’s best countryside. It’s also the second most densely populated county in the UK. Busy, bustling and culturally diverse, it’s a vibrant area in which to live and work.

The county’s towns and cities are packed with history, sport and culture – and in Birmingham, you have one of the UK’s fastest growing and most exciting cities. It’s also just an hour’s train from London. Look out for Sarehole Mill, a Grade II listed water mill in Hall Green, Birmingham, which inspired The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings.

Average living costs for the West Midlands

  • Average house prices (February 2017)
  • Average house rent prices
  • 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
  • House/contents insurance
    Average cost for both was £120/annum
  • Commute distance & percentage of salary
    35mins 15.3% of annual salary
  • Distance/Time from London
    Birmingham – 127miles, 2+hours drive, 1+hour train journey

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