We’re all pretty fond of a lie in (hush, morning people). Even if it’s just an extra few minutes in bed, the ability to ‘snooze’ your alarm more than once in a morning can often feel like a bit of a luxury. But new research from TotallyMoney.com shows that extra time costs. Londoners will pay, on average, an extra £6,60 a week in rent for every minute shaved off their travel time. The map below illustrates how travel time impacts rent prices in properties surrounding each London Underground line and the travel time to the most desirable location on the line.
The map reveals that the average commuter will have to pay significantly more to shorten their journey each morning, however, the capital does still contain a few undervalued stations that are close to the city centre. Commuters can get from Mile End station in east London to Oxford Circus in just 16 minutes on the Central line, and pay an average weekly rent of £215. On the other hand, people living in leafy Richmond can expect an average weekly rent of £331, despite being 29 minutes from the most expensive District line station (South Kensington).
How does your rent and commute time compare? Check out the full data here.