The 10 most expensive places to live in England and Wales

Government figures have been published which reveal the top ten least affordable places to live in England and Wales.

Wednesday, 3rd April 2019, 11:53 am
Updated Wednesday, 3rd April 2019, 1:09 pm
How affordable your house is can have a huge impact on your lifestyle. Here are the most expensive places to live in the UK.

The figures, published by the office of national statistics, base the rankings on how much the average house in the area is worth. The affordability is calculated by working out how many times greater the house value is than the average annual income for the area. Here is a list of the top 10 least affordable places to live.

Topping the list is Kensington and Chelsea, which is far out in front of the rest. Houses here cost 44.5 times the average annual wage.
The area that is home to the Houses of Parliament comes in as the second most expensive place to live.

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The top three are all in London. Camden houses cost almost 20 times the average annual wage.
Hammersmith and Fulham is almost equal with Camden in terms of affordability.
Another local authority in London round off the top five most expensive.
The most expensive place to live outside of London, Chiltern is famous for its traditional English villages scenery.
Historic towns like Beaconsfield make South Bucks one of the most expensive locations.
Houses in Wandsworth typically cost 18.11 times as much as the average annual wage for the area.
North London borough Haringey follows closely behind Wandsworth.
Popular commuter area Barnet rounds off the list of the least affordable places to live.