Cost of living

The North East and North Cumbria are two of the best value regions in the UK. With no compromise on the quality of property, culture, food and entertainment available, you'll be amazed at how much further your money goes.

House prices

Housing is at the top of many people’s priorities and with some of the lowest house prices in England, you certainly get a lot more home for your money in the North East and North Cumbria.

As you can see average housing costs here are far lower than the rest of the UK and that goes for renting too. We are proud of the wonderful towns, cities and villages we call home that have some of the most unusual and exquisite housing stock in the country. With a wide range of property to suit most budgets and lower rents and mortgage payments, our region is an attractive proposition for people looking to relocate or grab the first rung of the housing ladder.

​*UK House Price Index for December 2022 – GOV.UK

UK average house cost*


London average


North East average


North West average


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Average cost of gym membership in Newcastle
= £36 vs £70 per month in London



Cost of visiting our six blue flag beaches and three world heritage sites = FREE



Return off peak train ticket from Newcastle to London (booked in advance) = £36



Average cost of a two bed rental property in Durham = £834pcm



Average pint of beer in Carlisle = £2.35 - the lowest in England!



Cost to park in Newcastle after 5pm, Monday - Friday = FREE!

Let's move to Durham

A bustling student city with an incredible cathedral (and world heritage site) towering above its cobbled streets, Durham is charming and exciting in equal measure with an even split of nature and nightlife right in the city centre.

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Let's move to Tynemouth

Tynemouth is consistently voted as one of the best places to live in our region. With three wonderful beaches, great schools and a thriving bar and restaurant scene it’s a great spot to call home.

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Let's move to Carlisle

Nestled beneath the Scottish border and on the edge of the Lakes, Carlisle is perfectly placed for getting out and about. However, that’s not to say it doesn’t have a blossoming social side too – it definitely does!

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