Plymouth, Cardiff and Leeds are among the best-value cities to rent a home while London, Edinburgh and Birmingham are among the least affordable places, a report suggests.
Insurer HomeLet analysed 16 cities across the UK to calculate the cheapest and the most expensive places to rent, compared with local incomes.
Plymouth was named as the most affordable city, with rents typically taking up just over a quarter (27%) of a renter's take-home income.
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At the other end of the scale, London renters were found to see almost half (49%) of their incomes swallowed up by rent.
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Martin Totty, chief executive of Barbon Insurance Group, of which HomeLet is part, said: "Our analysis of the affordability of renting in the UK's major cities has produced some surprising results.
Here are the percentages of monthly net income taken up by rent in the five most affordable cities for renting, according to HomeLet:
1. Plymouth, 27%
2. Cardiff, 29%
3. Leeds, 34%
=4. Norwich, 35%
=5. Glasgow, 35%
Here are the percentages of monthly net income taken up by rent in the five least affordable cities for renting, according to the findings:
1. London, 49%
=2. Edinburgh, 47%
=2. Birmingham, 47%
=4. Cambridge, 43%
=5. Bristol, 43%
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