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West Yorkshire City Cheapest To Live In UK

Research is based on the price of a 3-bed house in 30 locations.

A city in West Yorkshire has came top of a survey for the cheapest city in the UK to live.

MoneySupermarket ranked the cheapest cities in the UK for families, based on the price of a 3-bed house in 30 locations - and Bradford came top!

The average cost of a 3-bed house in Bradford costs £95,000. 

Leeds also made the top five, with the average 3-bed house costing £142,475

The research factors in the average cost of a three-bedroom house in the city centre (up to a one-mile radius) of the 30 most populated UK cities. 

The research found that Bradford was the best value city in the UK in terms of property price.

A 3-bedroom house costs £95,000 on average, making it the only city where you can buy a family-size home for under £100,000.

Kevin Pratt, consumer affairs expert at MoneySuperMarket, said: 

"It's astonishing to see the huge disparities in property prices for renters and buyers in the UK. Even a distance of a few miles - well within commuting range - can change the value of a house or flat by many thousands of pounds. If you compare the price of a big house in parts of Bradford with its equivalent in London, you can measure the difference in millions.

"This is useful information for anyone relocating, perhaps because of a change in job or family circumstances. Should they cast their property-hunting net that bit wider, or maybe throw it in another direction, so that they get more bang for their buck with their rent or mortgage payments.

"And anyone sitting in a relatively expensive property could start thinking about upsizing to grander accommodation in another part of the country. That's not an option for everyone, of course, but it's fascinating to see what you could afford if you upped sticks to live elsewhere."

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