Survey reveals London is the 12th most affordable place for a teacher to live in the UK


With teachers in high demand across all the UK, Randstad Education has put together a guide to assess property prices and teachers’ salaries to help find where in the country the most affordable locations to live are.

Unsurprisingly, London has the highest average property price (£484,000*) but increasing prices over the years have not been matched by salaries.

Interestingly, Manchester and London have similar average minimum salaries of around £22,500 but the average house price in Manchester is just over £197,000, 40% less than (£484,000) in the capital.

The findings suggest why Manchester is increasingly seen as a city with for a teacher to start their career and continue their life.

Liverpool has the highest average maximum salary, of just under £50,000. House prices in the area are the lowest across all 13 cities profiled at just £185 a week rent. Putting Liverpool top of the league when it comes to salary vs property prices.

The teachers’ guide has an interactive map showing 13 major cities, detailing their average salaries compared to average house prices and average weekly rent. Helping candidates to assess the best location for their financial status.