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Residents of Middlesbrough and surrounding areas enjoy a lower cost of living than all other cities in the UK, including neighbouring Newcastle, York, and Leeds. The low cost of living allows the average earner to have 40% of their salary left over each month, a staggering proportion when compared to cities such as Liverpool and Manchester.

Additionally, Middlesbrough offers a wide range of housing, from attractive affordable houses to middle and upper market properties. Average house prices across the Tees Valley are some of the lowest in the country. A typical detached house in Middlesbrough costs less than £200,000, compared to a national average of £365,000.