UK House Affordability Calculator

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With house prices in some areas at all time highs, we have built a simple calculator to see where in the UK you can afford to purchase a property.

To use, simply enter your annual income, your deposit, the property type you would like to purchase, and the tool will show you where you can afford to buy!

The tool assumes you can borrow 4.5 times annual income. House prices are based on Dec 2020 prices.

This tool is just for information and just for fun – we’re data consultants, not financial advisors!

(The tool isn’t loading? Click here to view it on Tableau Public. Still not working? Check if Tableau Public is down.)

House price data is sourced from the ONS.

The spatial (geographic data) is sourced from statistics.gov.uk.

Curious how the Info button works? Check this post on sheet swapping in Tableau to learn more. And you can always download the workbook.

If it feels like housing is becoming increasingly unaffordable for those earning a salary, we have produced a dashboard showing the change in affordability for property in England.

And if you need help to create useful visual tools, contact us and ask about our Tableau consulting service.

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