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Website names 10 dearest and 10 cheapest UK places to rent

It’s probably a question you’ve never asked yourself but one online flat sharing agency has calculated the most expensive and the cheapest places per month to rent a double bedroom.

Data from Easyroommate says to rent a double bedroom in the UK you would have to spend £492 per calendar month, an increase of 13 per cent of £57 compared to a year ago, when the rent was £435 pcm. 

Unsurprisingly the most expensive city in the UK is London with rent for a double bedroom hitting an average £700 pcm - up 8.0 per cent on the end of 2014. 

Birmingham saw its average rent increase go from £358 pcm in 2014 to £381 pcm in 2015, a gain of more than 6.0 per cent. Manchester’s rent for a double bedroom surged by 7.0 per cent, reaching an average of £393 pcm in 2015.

Here are the top 10 most expensive locations - all figures are pcm:

- London: £700 

- Oxford: £578 

- Surrey: £562

- Cambridge: £543

- Reading: £511 

- Aberdeen: £494 

- Edinburgh: £450 

- Bournemouth: £442 

- York: £403 

- Southampton: £398 

What are the top 10 least expensive cities to rent a flat in 2015?

- Belfast: £283 

- Bradford: £322  

- Sunderland: £326 

- Swansea: £327 

- Bolton: £329 

- Stoke-on-Trent: £332 

- Preston: £340 

- Leicester: £342 

- Cardiff: £345 

- Leeds: £355 

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