How far from work it is necessary to rent an apartment in London, so that it would be profitable

Most people prefer to live closer to work, but rarely think about how much this privilege costs. To calculate how much extra minutes spent in bed cost, an interactive metro map from TotallyMoney will help.

TotallyMoney created an interactive map of the London Underground to show how much the weekly rent varies depending on proximity to the city center.

As a starting point on each line, the station with the most expensive average rent cost per week was chosen. The map shows the travel time to it from other stations on the line and the average level of weekly rent for one-bedroom apartments (two-room apartments) located nearby.

Despite the fact that the dependence of the rent payment on the approach to the city center is quite obvious, the new tool can be useful for those who are in search of new housing and want to find a compromise between the time that will be necessary to spend in public transport and the cost of housing.

In addition, it is always interesting to calculate how much a few extra minutes in bed will cost or, conversely, how much you can save by getting up early.

According to the creators of the map, on average, Londoners additionally pay £7.20 per day for every minute spent outside the subway tunnels. It is easy to calculate that 10 minutes will make already £72. For the year, these costs will turn into £3,744, which, in turn, is equivalent to 10% of the average salary in the capital for the year.

However, to find an acceptable option, it is not necessary to earn A LOT. In the city there are enough options that offer residents a good balance of travel time to the center and the average rent.

At the top of the list you can see Seven Sisters, which belongs to the Victoria line. The travel time to Green Park is only 15 minutes, and the average rent per week is £209. Quite a high figure, but at the same time, below the average figure for the city.

Housing near Greenford is much cheaper (£146), but there is more travel time here. Third place is taken by Central line station - North Acton.

It is not surprising that Central line wins in the "team classification". In addition to the already mentioned stations, East Acton and Redbridge were also included in the list of leaders in terms of ratio of price and time spent on trip from home to work (and back). The average journey time to Oxford Circus is less than 30 minutes. So for those who like to lie in bed longer, it makes sense to pay attention to the red color. The only exception is Loughton, which is too expensive (£335) to be so far from the center (37 minutes).

As for the least successful stations in terms of the ratio of the cost of rent and travel time, the most representatives of Nothern line and Piccadilly are here. Turnham Green (2nd place), Leicester Square, Convent Garden and Hammersmith on the Piccadilly line account. Old Street (3rd place), Moorgate and Bank - for Northern line.

Hammersmith on Hammersmith & City line heads the list of the most "unbalanced" proposals. The average rent for the week here is £484 - much higher than the average figure for the city. In addition, it is quite far from Great Portland Street, the most "expensive" station on this line, especially if you remember how much you need to pay.

If the main priority is the availability of the offer, and long trips underground do not frighten you, then you should pay attention to Kenton - £188 per week and 36 minutes to the center. Next come Greenford (£146) and Shepherd's Bush Market (£326). The latter is the most expensive for the price, at least in the list of the most affordable offers. But you can get to the center in just 22 minutes from here.

At the other pole there are the most expensive proposals, which, we recall, serve as a starting point for each line. The most expensive will be Hyde Park Corner (£679 per week) and Oxford Circus (£636 per week). Green Park is slightly cheaper - £626.

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