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Revealed: most and least affordable London commuter towns

The most and least affordable commuter towns for people who work in London have been revealed.

Online mortgage broker Trussle carried out analysis of house prices, mortgage payments and the price of rail season tickets in 300 towns within 75 minutes of central London to reveal that Apsley in Hertfordshire is the most affordable commute while Oxshott in Surrey is the priciest.

The average price of property in Aspley is £228,000 with the price of a rail season ticket into central London, just 52 minutes away, just over £300 per month. That adds up to monthly outgoings of under £1,500.

Surrey towns least affordable

Meanwhile, in Oxshott, the average property price is £1.7 million and a monthly rail season ticket into the capital is more than £500.

Fellow Surrey town Virginia Water is the second least affordable commuter town, its average property prices topping £1.2 million.

The next most affordable commute after Apsley is Ebbslfeet in Kent. Its commute is just 36 minutes and average property prices are £243,000.

More for their money

Ishaan Malhi, chief executive officer of Trussle, said: “House prices in London are unaffordable for a lot of people, so it’s little wonder that so many workers choose to commute from areas where they can get more for their money.

“This often comes at the price of hefty rail fares, and with the rise in transport costs, it’s important home owners are taking this into consideration as they look to move house.”

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