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  • Badger_Lady
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    • 28th Aug 07, 1:41 PM
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    • 28th Aug 07, 1:41 PM
    Ah, but your subject line says "Britain" - can we include Wales..?
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  • sweetchilly
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    • 28th Aug 07, 2:04 PM
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    • 28th Aug 07, 2:04 PM
    Ah, but your subject line says "Britain" - can we include Wales..?
    Originally posted by Badger_Lady
    changed to united kingdom, so all included
    Total Debts - £11697.29
    Total Savings - £4500.00
    Total Assets value - £26126.62
    • Fruity1
    • By Fruity1 29th Aug 07, 6:56 PM
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    • 29th Aug 07, 6:56 PM
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    • 29th Aug 07, 6:56 PM
    Have you tried North Lincolnshire? Property prices in some areas are alot cheaper. There are many farm shops and petrol is reasonably priced.
  • beetplek
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    • 3rd Sep 07, 9:46 AM
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    • 3rd Sep 07, 9:46 AM
    I live in North Manchester/East Lancashire and it`s pretty cheap here. Rochdale seems to have the lowest prices for petrol in the country, there are loads of cheap and well known supermarkets. House prices are very good for my town, Bacup, but I`ve been told its not that nice an area, although after living here I`ve not seen any crime.
  • koe_182
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    • 4th Sep 07, 2:17 PM
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    • 4th Sep 07, 2:17 PM
    unfortunately i could never bring myself to recommend bacup, but it certainly is cheap, this entire East lancs area i think must be amongst the cheapest (im from burnley)
    • ka7e
    • By ka7e 5th Sep 07, 8:26 PM
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    • 5th Sep 07, 8:26 PM
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    • 5th Sep 07, 8:26 PM
    As mentioned, parts of Lincolnshire - also most of Norfolk and (apparently) Weston-super-Mare in Somerset!
    "Cheap", "Fast", "Right" -- pick two.
    • kit
    • By kit 6th Sep 07, 9:49 PM
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    • 6th Sep 07, 9:49 PM
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    • 6th Sep 07, 9:49 PM
    As mentioned, parts of Lincolnshire - also most of Norfolk and (apparently) Weston-super-Mare in Somerset!
    Originally posted by ka7e
    mmmm, I live in Weston-super-Mare and I would dispute that!

    Cheap houses - nope maybe cheaper than cities but not really cheap!
    Cheap food - nope
    Cheap petrol - ummm, nope, again maybe cheaper than cities but not really cheap!
    Cheap Council Tax - hahahaha, if only... you should hear the complains locals make about it!

    If weston was cheap I would be richer I'm sure!
    2012 wins approx £11,000 including 5k to spend on a holiday
    • ampersand
    • By ampersand 7th Sep 07, 11:45 AM
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    ampersand
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    • 7th Sep 07, 11:45 AM
    DEFINITELY NOT 'most of Norfolk'!
    • #9
    • 7th Sep 07, 11:45 AM
    As mentioned, parts of Lincolnshire - also most of Norfolk and (apparently) Weston-super-Mare in Somerset!
    Originally posted by ka7e
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    Most of Norfolk, even inland from Chelsea-on-Sea has become VERY expensive over the last 10 years.
    Sorry to disillusion you.
  • princesslizzie
    My friend lives in Sheffield and she says its very cheap. However she is a student, I think she pays £45 a week (inc water bills) for her room in a student house. Considering in London I pay £75 (exc bills) and this is VERY cheap for students in London, I'd say Sheffield.
  • sarahmac1975
    try Billingham in teeside!
    for many years my home town of billingham (TS23) has the honour of being the cheapest place to live - you can still buy a houses in tesside - middlesbrough for less than £40K.
    Everything is cheap
    Even the men
    • bimbo84
    • By bimbo84 12th Sep 07, 6:22 PM
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    bimbo84
    for many years my home town of billingham (TS23) has the honour of being the cheapest place to live - you can still buy a houses in tesside - middlesbrough for less than £40K.
    Everything is cheap
    Even the men
    Originally posted by sarahmac1975
    i think waterloo walk in sulgrave, washington (near sunderland) is the cheapest street in the country...although i wouldn't recommend you live there! Theres quite a few areas in sunderland that are still quite cheap though.

    have a look on upmystreet.com
    • Stageshoot
    • By Stageshoot 12th Sep 07, 6:31 PM
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    Try Shirebrook. North Derbyshire.

    Still some very cheap property there (Ex Mining Town), Purchased a 3 storey 4 Bed Mid Terrace there 5 years ago for £18k, and there is still plenty of property sub £40k

    Cheap food, several Food "Outlet" stores in the town centre sell Major Supermarket Close to sell buy overstocks for pennies (Ready meals that are £3.99 in the supermarket are often 3 for a quid), good cheap market in the town centre 3 times a week and boot sale on sat.

    We stayed there several years, cheap downmarket and did the job whilst we needed it..

    (it is a bit inbred, sorry it is!! Everyone is related, and no matter how long you live there you will be an outsiider unless you worked down the pit and your dad was in the miners strike!)
    • vikingaero
    • By vikingaero 12th Sep 07, 8:23 PM
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    Most of Norfolk, even inland from Chelsea-on-Sea has become VERY expensive over the last 10 years.
    Sorry to disillusion you.
    Originally posted by ampersand
    Yep! North Norfolk coast is really expensive and known as Chelsea-next-the-sea.
  • mum2kathryn
    As far as house prices go, try this website:

    www.mouseprice.com

    go to the map of property hotspots - the white/ pale patches are the cheapest ones.

    Niki
    • woodstoke
    • By woodstoke 19th Sep 07, 6:33 PM
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    woodstoke
    how about gainsborough in lincolnshire you can get a 3 bed terraced for £35,000 and its being regenerated at the mo so it would be a wise investment.
    • VickyA
    • By VickyA 19th Sep 07, 6:41 PM
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    VickyA
    how about gainsborough in lincolnshire you can get a 3 bed terraced for £35,000 and its being regenerated at the mo so it would be a wise investment.
    Originally posted by woodstoke
    And Gainsborough does have a railway station so you can get out of it quickly. (thank goodness!)
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  • CODEBREAKER
    CARDBOARD city is the cheapest but a bit damp in the winter lol....
    • Fulham_Mark
    • By Fulham_Mark 24th Sep 07, 12:18 AM
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    Fulham_Mark
    I'd go with Billingham too. Hartlepool isn't that cheap anymore, it has "re-development" but last time i was there it had all been closed-down.

    The small mining villages on the coast south-east of middlesbrough are also v cheap (apart from car insurance?) used to be able to pick up a 4-bed house for 25k until a few years ago.

    I've just come back from Tokyo and this country is stupidly expensive compared to Japan....
  • baxgttdi
    I'd back up Fulham Mark's view about Billingham
    LBM 2 - 27.05.09. Debt was £33224 + 1100 OD.
    Car - was - 20867 - now - Gone! Zopa - was 6800 -now - Gone loan - was 1687 - now Gone! Student Loan - was 1850 - now gone!! - Barclay Card was - £2000 now - Gone OD - was 1100 - now - 900

    Total - £0 + OD = 100% paid!!!
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