The 10 cheapest places to live in England and Wales

Government statistics have been released which list the most affordable places to live in England and Wales.

Wednesday, 3rd April 2019, 10:11 am
Updated Wednesday, 3rd April 2019, 12:59 pm
An affordable cost of living can make a massive difference to your lifestyle. Read on for a list of places where you can live cheaply.

The figures reveal the affordability of different areas divided up by local authority. The rankings are based on the average house price in the area and how many years' worth of the average annual earnings in the area this is equal to. Here is a list of the most affordable places to live.

Topping the list as the most affordable place to own a home in the UK was Copeland, home to the West Cumbrian coast.
Next is Barrow, where it costs around three-and-a-half times the average annual wage to buy a house.

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Neighbouring the Brecon Beacons national park, this county borough is only slightly more expensive than Barrow
Listed as the most affordable in last year's stats, Pendle is home to old mill towns like Nelson and Colne.
Another cheap place to live in South Wales, Neath-Port-Talbot is convenient for getting to Swansea.
The third cheapest place to live in Wales, houses here cost 3.78 times the annual wage.
One of the major towns in Lancashire, Burnley has good links to Manchester and Preston.
Near Liverpool, Knowsley is home to the famous safari park. Houses cost 4.11 times the average annual wage there.
With excellent proximity to the Peak District, Derby is still very affordable to potential homeowners.
Hyndburn is the local authority of Accrington. Another Lancashire area, close to Blackburn and Burnley.