For many people coming to London, particularly younger people, their first experience of setting up home in the capital is renting a room in a shared house.
As with all levels of property, that’s considerably more expensive than in the rest of the England; £525 per month compared to £341, according to the Valuation Office Agency, the body that advises the government on property values.
But across the capital, are there any bargains to be had in the communal living lifestyle? The closest you will get to the England average is in Havering where a room costs £417. Prices are generally cheapest in the east of city where there are 6 boroughs with monthly prices below £500.
Across the capital Croydon, Sutton, Hillingdon, Harrow and Enfield also duck under the £500-a-month bar.
At the other end of the scale, you can pay double that in the City and not much less in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea.