What Australian property prices can get you in the UK: Part 2

Written by realestateview.com.au in Moving on August 6, 2015

This week, we take a closer look at Melbourne and revisit the topic what local property prices can get you on UK soil.

According to the REIV, Melbourne is hot on Sydney’s heels in the house price race, with values climbing five per cent in the past three months to a median of $706,000. For the first time, Melbourne hit the $700,000 median price ceiling- so what exactly can that sum get you around town?

Unexpectedly, inner city living for this price will fetch an apartment, such as this large one bedroom + study apartment.


Melbourne inner city pad- for those willing to sacrifice size for prime real estate in the city


For those who aren’t inner city inclined, west Melbourne properties such as this period home in Footscray will set you back $690, 000 but as our suburb profile suggests, Footscray ticks boxes for price, CBD proximity and space.

What ever the weather, Melbourne's reputation for architecture doesn't preceed it.

What ever the weather, Melbourne’s reputation for architecture doesn’t preceed it.


In the UK, that equates to £329,016 GBP, which can cover the following accommodation options…

… London

In London, £329k will once again see you tucking yourself into a small one-bedroom flat, albeit one with a nice location to make up for the tight squeeze: this flat is part of a Victorian mansion home in Waldegrave Park, Twickenham.

This Twickenham property, located 30 minutes drive from London's CBD will set you back approximately $700,000.

This Twickenham property, located 30 minutes drive from London’s CBD will set you back approximately $700,000.


… Manchester

Further north, $700, 000 will comfortably cover a spacious five-bedroom home in Corringham, near Manchester, complete with light oak kitchen and French doors opening out onto a garden.


… Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital remains a more welcoming place for your wallet with £329k meeting the cost of a three-bedroom, two-storey detached home, north west of Edinburgh’s centre.



Have you purchased a house abroad? How do you think Aussie property holds up against the UK? Share your thoughts below.