London tube map with most affordable places to rent

Only 15 London tube stations have affordable housing according to the charity shelter

A Shelter spokeswoman said: “We created our Tube map of affordability because it’s becoming increasingly unaffordable to rent in London.

“The idea behind this map is to highlight the scale of the problem by closing stations in areas no longer affordable to the average renter.

“Of the 270 stations on London’s Underground network only 15 are in areas where private renting can be considered genuinely affordable.

“With more than one in four people in London now private renting, this can’t go on. And it’s why, ahead of the mayoral election on May 5, we’re asking Londoners to join us in ensuring the new Mayor commits to fixing renting in the city because they will be in a position to make change.”

Shelter worked that out:

Affordable: the average cost of a two-bed private rental property is less than 35% of the combined take home pay of a two-wage household (one person working full-time, one working part-time) on an average salary.

Difficult to afford: the average cost of a two-bed private rental property is between 35% and 50% of the combined take home pay of a two-wage household (one person working full-time, one working part-time) on an average salary.

Unaffordable: the average cost of a two-bed private rental property is more than 50% of the combined take home pay of a two-wage household (one person working full-time, one working part-time) on an average salary.

To determine the “average” Shelter used the median rent and wage.

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