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This Is What £700-Per-Month Rent Will Get You Around The UK

Let's all move to Liverpool.

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Location: Uxbridge

• 1.5 miles from a zone 6 underground station.

• Private entrance leads to open-plan kitchen and bedroom.

• "Open to single professionals and couples."

• Bills included.


Location: Peckham

• Sharing with three other people who work in the creative industry.

• A one-mile walk from a zone 2 Overground station.

• Bills included.

• The bed is in a cupboard.

Location: Bristol city centre

• 0.25 miles from city centre and harbourside bars and restaurants.

• Furnished living room and bedroom.

• Communal laundry room.

• Parking.


Or you could move into this houseshare for £340 per month.

Location: St Andrews

• Sharing with three other housemates.

• Has bathroom plus extra toilet.

• Has a garden.

• Close to Montpelier train station.

• You could spend the remaining £360 on two La Creuset casserole dishes and cook your mates a delightful dinner in that lovely kitchen.


Location: Cardiff Bay

• Two double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes – one en suite.

• Fully furnished.

• Has integrated kitchen appliances including a dishwasher.

• 0.2 miles from Cardiff Bay train station and 0.6 from Cardiff Central station.

• Secure parking.

Or you could live in this friendly houseshare for £350 per month.

Location: Cardiff C11

• Sharing with four others.

• Double bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and memory foam mattress.

• Has a garden.

• Walking distance from city centre and Cardiff Bay.

• Bills included.

• With the £350 saved on rent you could buy a gas barbecue for the garden and 100 burgers to cook on it.


Location: Edgbaston

• Part of an exclusive development with private gardens.

• Two double bedrooms.

• Bathroom plus extra toilet.

• A short distance from city centre and Edgbaston's famous cricket ground.

• Off-road parking.

• Utility room with washing machine.

Or you could get this spacious one-bedroom flat in Northfield for £455 per month.

Location: Northfield

• Spacious double-bedroom and living room.

• Entrance into separate hallway.

• Fitted kitchen with washer-dryer.

• 0.6 miles from Northfield train station (18 minutes from city centre).

• Bills not included.

• With the leftover £245 you could buy this comfy armchair, this side table and a nice lamp to put on it.


Location: Aigburth

• Two double bedrooms and one single bedroom.

• Feature fireplace and bay window in living room.

• High ceilings.

• Integrated kitchen appliances.

• Enclosed back yard.

• 2.3 miles to city centre.

Or you could share this two-bedroom city centre flat for £415 per month.

Location: city centre

• Sharing with one other person.

• Main bedroom is en-suite so second bedroom has primary use of the main bathroom.

• Spacious kitchen with appliances.

• Furnished.

• With the £285 saved you could buy seven Diptyque candles to burn in your personal bathroom.

Location: Salford Quays

• On the 14th floor of the MediaCityUK development, home to BBC and ITV.

• Fully furnished.

• Has a private balcony.

• 0.2 miles from Broadway tram stop.

• Technically not Manchester, we know, but only three miles from Manchester city centre.


Location: Chorlton

• One spacious double bedroom.

• Fitted kitchen with appliances.

• Has a garden.

• A short walk from trendy shops and cafes on Chorlton's Beech Street.

• A short walk from a large park.

• 0.6 miles from Chorlton station and 0.7 miles from Stretford tram stop.

• You could jazz up your walls with this cool print using your leftover £150.


Location: Bramley

• Two double bedrooms and one single bedroom.

• Extra downstairs toilet.

• Garden.

• 0.8 miles from Headingley station.

• Close to popular food market in the grounds of Kirkstall Abbey.

Or you can get a massive room in this houseshare for £350 per month.

Location: Headingley

• Sharing with three others.

• Has a garden.

• Room comes with its own TV and Virgin Tivo box.

• The massive room has its own sofa, while the house also has a living room with TV and Sky package.

• With the leftover £350 you could buy a record player and this Sunn O))) record to relax with in your massive room.


Location: City Road

• A brand-new flat in the riverside High Quay development.

• Walking distance from Newcastle city centre.

• Double bedroom.

• Balcony.

• Secure gated parking.

• Furnished.

• 0.5 miles from Manors Metro station.

Location: Fenham

• Two double bedrooms.

• Separate living room.

• Shared garden.

• Furnished.

• You could use your remaining £275 to brighten up the room with a few of these lamps.


Location: Broomhill, West End

• Massive rooms.

• Period fireplace.

• Furnished.

• Appliances in kitchen.

• Short distance from bars and restaurants on Byres Road and Ashton Lane.

• 0.3 miles from Hyndland station.


Location: Shawlands

• One double bedroom.

• Top floor flat with great views.

• Short walk from Queens Park.

• High ceilings and bay window.

• Unfurnished.

• 0.3 miles from Crossmyloof station.

• You could use the remaining £150 to get a rug for that wooden floor.

Location: near Millbay Pier

• One double bedroom.

• Bright, spacious rooms including large kitchen.

• Private roof terrace.

• Part furnished.

• A short walk from West Hoe Park.

• 1.1 miles from Plymouth station.


Location: central Plymouth

• One double bedroom.

• Brand new shower room and kitchen.

• Part furnished.

• Basement flat.

• One mile from Plymouth station.

• With the leftovers from your £700 budget you could continue the minimal theme with £250 worth of high-thread-count white Egyptian cotton bed-linen.

The image of Newcastle has been changed because an earlier version of this post had a picture of another city.

Laura Silver is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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