Here's What A £217k House Looks Like Around The UK

As you well know, the property market in this country is bang out of order. Since 2011, house prices across the UK have grown by 32%. In London, they've skyrocketed by as much as 68%.

According to data from the Land Registry, as of February, the average house price in the UK is a not-insignificant £217,502. That's 7.9 times the average annual wage of £27,600.

But what can that get you around the country? Let's take a look...


Currently, the average asking price for a one-bed flat in London is an absolutely mad £504,138. Obviously, however, some areas are cheaper than others, which means that it is, in some places, still possible to make £220k stretch to a two- or even three-bed property (the ridiculous nature of this statement is not lost on us, btw). This studio flat in Holloway, though, seems to be a pretty good average. It's actually not too shabby – but does come with the downside of NOT HAVING A KITCHEN. Hotplate it is. Thanks London!

Manchester is another city where prices differ wildly from place to place – although not nearly as much as they do in London. So let's stick to the city centre, shall we? The average price for a one-bed flat has, of late, been £193,205 so in theory, £217,502 should deliver nicely. And it does. This new-build apartment right in the centre (just a few minutes' walk from Piccadilly) has a balcony, two bedrooms and delightful floor-to-ceiling windows.

In the last 12 months, properties in the Welsh capital have gone for an average price of £216,910. As a result, this lovely three-bedroom house in Roath – a 15-minute drive into the centre – is £215k.

Great Horton Road in Bradford is officially the cheapest place to get a house in the UK, with average prices clocking in at £40k. Therefore, you can get this 13-bedroom house.

The average price paid for a property in Glasgow is currently £163,004. This two-bed flat is £209k at the moment and was, quite frankly too cool not to include. However, there's plenty of opportunity to get up to five-bed houses for the same price in the near vicinity. Like this five-bedroom townhouse, which, for £210k, could fit you and all your friends with room to spare.

Derby's had a fair bit of regeneration in recent years, meaning that the area around the cathedral is now top-notch. The average house price is currently £187,304, although if you head to Littleover (a few minutes' drive from the centre), you could get a five-bedroom place for £220k. Those floors.
North Wales

The average house price in Wales is £170,538. And in North Wales, the countryside (especially as you get towards Snowdonia) and coastline is unrivalled. This converted chapel, which is pretty much on the coast, is £220k.

Bristol's one of the more expensive cities in the UK so if you think your £220k is going to get you one of those big, beautiful townhouses from Skins, think again. The current average value of a house is £310,888. You can, however, get this really rather fantastic one-bedroom house in Clifton, Bristol's fanciest area, for £200k.

Birmingham has good connections to London, which means it's not going to be super-cheap. The average house for sale is now around £182,983. This six-bedroom family home, then, in Smethwick, is a great find for £220k.

A super-fun city with very easy connections to Manchester, the average house in Leeds is currently on the market for £203,275. This small but perfectly formed two-bedroom terraced house in Headingley (described by estate agents as being for the "young and trendy") is beautifully decorated and comes in at £220k.

Since being named the UK's City of Culture back in 2008, Liverpool has gone from strength to strength. The average house price is £161,730, while this five-bedroom detached house in Waterloo is £220k.
North-East Scotland

House prices vary across this huge and diverse stretch of land but the average price comes in at around £213,591. This beautifully designed house in Forres, one of Scotland's oldest and most picturesque towns, is on the market for £215k.

Rhondda in Glamorgan is the second-cheapest place to buy a three-bed family home. Perhaps that explains why you can get what is essentially a castle (yeah, there's a turret) just 10 minutes' drive away for £214k.

Notoriously expensive, thanks to city people buying up holiday homes which lie empty for much of the year, you can nevertheless get this super-cute three-bedroom house in Redruth for £220k.
Belgravia, London

This is the UK's most expensive place – the median house price here is £3.4m (HAHAHAHA). Luckily, you can still purchase something for £200k... a parking space. A parking space opposite Harrods, which the sellers have the absolutely audacity to call a "studio".

So. Done.
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