Crawley ‘the top place in UK to earn a living’

Crawley town centre
Crawley town centre

Crawley is the best place in the UK to earn a living, according to new reasearch by TotallyMoney.

The South-East of England is the best region, and Crawley gets the top spot in the UK.

The research considers median monthly take-home salary, average monthly mortgage repayment, cost of living, unemployment levels, and job growth to rank 59 locations in order, from best place to earn a living to worst.

Crawley joins other South-East cities and towns, Southampton, Reading, Oxford, and Slough to take the top five spots in the top 10 — first, third, seventh, ninth, and tenth respectively.

The research shows that Crawley workers’ salaries are similar to London workers.

However, mortgage repayments and living expenses are much lower in Crawley, contributing heavily to its top ranking.

East Midlands town Derby takes second position — the only East Midlands town to feature in the top 10.

South-West England also fares well, with Gloucester and Swindon taking fifth and eighth place.

While London takes the top spot for take-home salary, more expensive house prices and a higher cost of living means it only ranks 39th among the locations overall.

The research shows Brighton as the worst place to make a living in the South-East of England.

This is largely due to low-level earnings and high mortgage payments.

Just down the road, Horsham doesn’t figure at all in the list of 59 towns and cities.

The full list is here