Breakdown of Britain’s best paid cities reveals richest and poorest UK workers

With property in mind, a one-bed flat in London would costs £550,764 according to CV-Library. This falls to a fraction of the price in Glasgow, as a similar property would cost just ?76,286. For clarity, the £37,408 average salary in London is little more than the £33,417 in Glasgow.

Biggins said: “There is a growing concern across the nation surrounding property costs, with current house prices in the capital reinforcing how unobtainable it is for working Londoners to get on the property ladder. Eventually, this could result in people retreating from London, in search of areas which offer a better state of living.

The full list of best paid cities is below:

Average monthly salary

Basic monthly costs

Remaining income

Glasgow

£2,157.56

?927.60

£1,230

Aberdeen

£2,088.26

?926.34

£1,162

Hull

£1,927.44

?781.80

£1,146

Sheffield

£1,930.95

?924.50

£1,135

Leeds

£2,023.55

?928.66

£1,095

Birmingham

£2,059.53

?967.48

£1,092

Liverpool

£1,924.15

?855.75

£1,068

Southampton

£2,031.76

£1,027.75

£1,004

Manchester

£1,988.58

£1,024.00

?965

Portsmouth

£1,933.96

?993.40

?941

Cardiff

£1,931.58

?993.50

?938

Bristol

£2,067.24

£1,177.62

?890

Exeter

£1,921.49

£1,050.49

?871

Edinburgh

£1,973.00

£1,246.75

?726

Brighton

£1,902.05

£1,382.42

£520

London

£2,383.72

£2,318.60

?65

“Wages and living expenses in London are not relative to the rest of the UK, making Londoners the poorest workers in Britain,” continued Biggins.

?While the government is taking steps to ensure that Londoners can afford to live, many job hunters and businesses are continuing to scrape the barrel in order to get by.

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