Recent studies on the price of rent have shown that the average cost of renting an apartment is on the rise in the UK, with figures from the rentright.co.uk Residential Rental Price Index showing rent is now averaging £538 a month, an increase of 6% on the same time last year.
With more virtual workers able to up sticks, pack up their laptop and work from their choice of global destinations, Skyscanner takes a look at where to go to stretch your rent money.
£1387 in London = six months in Costa Rica
One month’s rent in the capital is now a whopping £1387, which equates to a 28 weeks in a £7-a-night a hostel in Manual Antonio, Costa Rica. This stunning coastal town is most famous for the Manual Antonio National Park, an area of spectacular national beauty and an excellent spot for water sports and fishing. Find flights to Costa Rica
£537 in Newcastle = two months in Goa, India
Fancy waking up to miles and miles of gorgeous beach? Trade in a month’s rent in Tyneside for two months in a beach hut on Palolem Beach in beautiful Goa and this dream could be a reality. There is a wide choice of flights to India from the UK, allowing visitors to discover the delights of this laid-back former Portuguese enclave and its spectacular food. Find flights to India
£567 in Manchester = four months in Varna, Bulgaria
Manchester has seen many trendy new apartment’s being built in the city centre over the past few years, which is perhaps why one month’s rent is now on average £567. Contrast this with Varna, Bulgaria, where for the same price, a one bedroom flat just outside the city centre can be your home (or indeed office) for over four months. Find flights to Bulgaria
£485 Liverpool = five months in Lombok, Indonesia
One month’s rent in Liverpool will get you an amazing 23 weeks in a small hostel room in the popular resort of Lombok, Indonesia. Enjoy spectacular views of Mount Rinjani, an active volcano which lurks ominously over this tropical island. Find flights to Indonesia
£419 in Glasgow = four months in Thailand
A month in a one-bedroom flat in Scotland’s largest city now costs an average of £419, in contrast to a staggering 140 days in a small guesthouse on the popular Khao San Road in Thailand. Food and drink are also great value here, and even when the cost of flights to Thailand is factored in, visitors can still enjoy a year in this tropical country for around the same price as four months’ rent in Glasgow would cost! Find flights to Thailand