With the nation gripped with World Cup fever as the tournament is in full flow and nearing the end of the group stages we decided to take a look at the top five seeded countries as of today (27/06/2018) according to oddschecker.com to see what the average English house price could buy you abroad. We have also decided to include a sixth entrant for the host nation themselves – Russia.
The most recent figures from HM Land Registry have shown that the average house price in England is £243,639 (£226,906 for the whole of the UK). The price shows an increase in England of 4.0% in the year to April 2018 (up from 3.9% in February 2018).
As always there is a disparity between different areas, counties and cities in the country with London and the South East being the most expensive places to buy a house over all other areas.
Let’s have a look at what our international competitors have to offer…
Spain (Valencia) – £243,338
A newly constructed duplex in Gran Sol, Calpe in Valencia. The duplex has two separate living areas: The main living area is on the ground and top floors. There are three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge/dining room and fully equipped kitchen. The lounge on the middle floor and main bedroom upstairs each have access to terraces on their level. Plus there is air conditioning in each room.
Brazil (San Catarina) – £236,364
How about a 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom villa in San Catarina, Brazil. This property is a mere 3 minutes walk from the beach and has balcony views of the sea. It also boasts a private hydromassage swimming pool, a large barbeque area and triple garage. San Catarina is located on a sub-tropical island with over 50 beaches and is connected to mainland Brazil by two bridges
Germany (Lichtenberg) – £242,456
A brand new one bedroom apartment in Lichtenberg. The apartment has a balcony and is located 15 minutes from the city centre of Alexanderplatz. Set in a complex with only 4 floors, the apartment has been finished to the highest standard, with underfloor heating and underground parking.
Belgium (Bastogne) – £242,319
This three bedroom detached house in the Bastogne is set in a quiet area of a residential district which benefits from being close to the town but also a few steps from the expansive countryside. It has a large private driveway and over 400m of garden space to the rear.
France (Brittany) – £243,333
This is an elegant neo-Breton house only 1.6km from the beaches of Brittany in excellent condition and situated in a very quiet location close to the port and beaches of Le Diben, Plougasnou. It is an ideal permanent or holiday home with 4 bedrooms, one en-suite and sea views from the top floor.
Russia (Krasnodar Krai) – £209,177
This five bedroom detached family home in Krasnodor Krai in Russia is set close to the Black Sea and is nestled in a part of the Russian Federation bordered by Georgia and the Ukraine.
As always around the world it is remarkable to see the difference in what you can afford elsewhere when compared to properties available in the UK for the same price.
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