The cheapest places to live in the North West

The cheapest places to live in the North West

Where are the cheapest places to live in the North West? It’s a question many may be asking themselves right now as more and more people are thinking about ways to save money.

Renting, relatively speaking, isn’t rising in cost at quite the same pace as other areas of the economy. Food, for example, is going up very quickly, as well as other household bills, but rents aren’t rising at quite the same rate.

Despite almost unprecedented demand for rental property, there is still a lot of value to be had in the market. So, with this in mind, we’re taking a look through some of the cheapest places to live in the North West of England right now.

Cheapest places to live in the North West:


Average rents in Salford sit at £795 per month as of September 2021, according to Rightmove data.

Home to huge regeneration since the BBC and ITV decided to relocate there, the entire area across Salford now has much closer ties to Manchester, and is one of the most exciting regional cities to live right now.

With the Quays district becoming known as the jewel in the city’s crown, the areas surrounding it and the University of Salford are now very much in demand, and if you drive across the city you’ll see numerous examples of large construction projects and regeneration either completed or underway.


Just north of Liverpool, the average rents in Bootle are the same as Salford at just £795 per month, compared to the UK average of just under £1,100 per month.

Liverpool as a city, and the wider area, are consistently voted some of the best places to live in the UK and Europe, with tons of culture, nightlife, and lovely suburban outskirts perfect for commuting from and enjoying a quieter lifestyle.

Not far from Crosby beach, there’s plenty of Victorian heritage in the town and plenty to see and do, so if you’re looking for somewhere a bit quieter with good links to the city, then this could be a good fit for you,


One of the biggest towns in Europe, Bolton has an average rent of £825 per month, making it much more affordable than the UK average.

The town sits within the Greater Manchester area and has good travel links into the city, making it really attractive to young professionals and students too.

There are numerous parks and areas to visit for families and younger renters, and more rural areas like the Peak District under an hour away via train, with great rail links.

These are just some of the examples of what the North West has to offer renters, and if you’re looking to move and would like some more advice about the types of properties and areas that are available right now then why not take a look through some of our available properties and get in touch with our team today!

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