The average UK commuter spends about 50 minutes getting to work. Taken over a week this means they spend more than eight hours stuck on a train, Tube or bus, or battling behind the wheel.
But there are compensations for the sometimes fraught, always expensive journey to and from work. A new study shows that commuters moving out of London can save up to £150,000 on the average price of a home.
Today’s research, by Savills, found the average house within an easy 25-minute commute of the capital is inching towards the £500,000 mark, at £497,442.
Homes close to Ebbsfleet International station offer top value for money, at an average of £218,741, with an average detached home costing just over £300,000. An annual season ticket for the 18-minute journey to central London costs £4,428.
Within a mile of Ebbsfleet your other options include Gravesend, Northfleet, and Swanscombe.
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