The salary you need to buy a home across the UK

Explore the map below to discover the salary you need to buy a home in the major towns and cities across the UK.

Most expensive

City £15,000
City £15,000
City £15,000
City £15,000
City £15,000

Most affordable

City £15,000
City £15,000
City £15,000
City £15,000
City £15,000
The salary needed to buy a...
Flat
£
Terraced
£
Semi
£
Detached
£
How did we work this out?
For example, if the average price of a flat is £150,000
Monthly mortgage repayments*
on a repayment mortgage would be
£750

To keep housing costs affordable, we are using an example of a third of your take-home income .

Housing costs of £750 a month would mean you would need to make a minimum take home pay of £2,300 a month after tax to keep these costs below a third of your take-home pay.

To achieve that, your annual salary after tax would need to be at least £28,000, depending on your financial circumstances. This figure does not take into account other financial commitments you may have, for example a student loan.

* Based on 90% mortgage with an example 4.5% interest rate over 25 years
< £200k
£200k - £300k
£300k+
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Sources:

House prices were taken from HM Land Registry UK House Price Index: March 2020.

Monthly repayments were calculated based on the 90% mortgage with 4.5 interest rate over 25 years.

Retrieved: August 2020

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