Zoopla tallies income needed to buy in 20 UK cities, with London top at PS84k and Liverpool lowest at PS26k

First-time buyers now need an average income of PS54, 000 to purchase a typical belonging in a UK city, but the priciest spots have become a little more affordable, according to the latest data.

This average income involved have increased in 9% since 2016, when it was PS4 9,900, largely down to higher house rates, said the property website Zoopla.

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