Someone's redesigned London's Tube map to show what salary you need to afford a flat at any station

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You need anything from an £18,000 to a £250,000 salary to buy on the Tube (Source: Totally Money)

Have you ever wondered how much you’d need to earn to buy a flat in London?

Then fear not - Totally Money has redrawn London’s Tube map to help you on your way - or entirely crush your home owning dreams, more likely.

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Even if prices in the capital are waning, they’re still far more than the average first-time buyer can afford.

Assuming a 10 per cent deposit, a 25-year mortgage, and 40 per cent of earnings going on repayments each month, the credit comparison firm has listed how much it would cost to live in a one-bedroom flat within 1km of each Tube stop.

A flat in Covent Garden would require a £140,800 salary, while prestigious Knightsbridge tops the list with a £248,600 salary requirement, followed closely by Hyde Park Corner at £230,000.

Down the other end of the scale, you’d only need a wage of £17,400 to afford a room of your own in Newbury Park, or £27,300 to live in green, suburban Wanstead.

Here are the 10 most expensive places in London to live.


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Cannon Street








St. Paul’s


Bond Street


Mansion House


Hyde Park Corner




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And here are the 10 cheapest.


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Dagenham East


Dagenham Heathway


But take a look at the map below (or via this link) and discover how much you need to earn in any area of London to afford your own one bed flat.

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