Where is the cheapest place to rent in East Sussex?
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New government data has looked at the average monthly income vs average monthly rent. From that we can work out what percentage of income is being spent on rent each month.
East Sussex has been broken up into six authorities to reveal where is the most expensive place to live if you’re renting. We can then compare how that rates with the rest of the South East, which was broken up into 69 local authorities.
(Average monthly income, average monthly rent, percentage of income going on rent)
1st - Brighton and Hove - £2,260.70, £1,250, 55.29 per cent (1st for South East)
2nd - Lewes - £2,306.63, £1,025, 44.44 per cent (9th for South East)
3rd - Wealden - £2,213.47, £950, 42.92 per cent (18th for South East)
4th - Eastbourne - £2,217.80, £925, £41.71 per cent (27th for South East)
5th - Hastings - £2,003.73, £800, 39.93 per cent (37th for South East)
6th - Rother - £2,233.83, £825, 36.93 per cent (50th for South East)
The cheapest place in the South East is Folkestone and Hythe (Kent) with 27.26 per cent of income going on rent. Then it was Dover (Kent) with 29.84 per cent, and Basingstoke and Deane (Hampshire) coming in third at 33.06 per cent.
Looking at the South East overall, on average 40.4 per cent of income goes on rent. This was second behind London, which is where 53.6 per cent income was spent on rent.