Most affordable towns for city workers revealed
THE most affordable commuter towns for workers heading into Manchester have been revealed by a property website.
As some commuters grapple with the cost of train fare hikes, Zoopla looked at combined season ticket and mortgage costs to work out the best value locations for those looking to live within an hour’s travel time of the city.
The research made certain assumptions about typical mortgage costs, which were based on someone having a two or three bedroom home and a 15% deposit for their mortgage.
Travel times and the 2020 annual railcard costs were taken from the National Rail enquiries website.
Here are Manchester’s most affordable commuter towns, according to Zoopla, with the postcode and the typical combined annual mortgage and season ticket cost for 2020:
1. Hindley, WN2, £6,883.38
2. Wigan, WN1, £6,887.38
3. Bolton, BL2, £7,054.16
4. Rochdale, OL11, £7,062.76
5. Westhoughton, BL5, £7,190.16