Sunday, 19 June 2011

Mortgage Comparison: UK: Belfast vs UK: Newcastle upon Tyne!

Welcome to today's daily mortgage comparison! Giving you mortgage comparisons from two of the biggest cities in the UK!

Now here we have the UK, city of Belfast!,
Belfast, meaning "mouth of the sandbars") is the capital of and largest city in Northern Ireland, as well as the second largest city on the island of Ireland. It is the seat of devolved government and legislative Northern Ireland Assembly. The city forms part of the largest urban area in Northern Ireland, and the main settlement in the province of Ulster. 

Average House Price: £169,000
Average Mortgage:  £178,000


And here we have the UK, the city of Newcastle upon Tyne!
Newcastle upon Tyne is a city and metropolitan borough of Tyne and Wear, in North East England. Historically a part of Northumberland, it is situated on the north bank of the River Tyne. The city developed in the area that was the location of the Roman settlement called Pons Aelius, though it owes its name to the castle built in 1080, by Robert II, Duke of Normandy, the eldest son of William the Conqueror. The city grew as an important centre for the wool trade and it later became a major coal mining area. The port developed in the 16th century and, along with the shipyards lower down the river, was amongst the world's largest shipbuilding and ship-repairing centres. These industries have since experienced severe decline and closure, and the city today is largely a business and cultural centre, with a particular reputation for nightlife.
Average House Price: £170,000
Average Mortgage:  £179,000

So theres the facts guys, Newcastle upon Tyne is more expensive but maybe you love that Irish scenery, where would you want to live? ;D


  1. isn't belfast a little dangerous?

  2. I like the Newcastle's Team, so I'd rather Newcastle.

  3. I'm half Irish on my fathers side but my mother is from newcastle.......................


  4. uhhh, tough one, i like them both! but i think i'd choose newcastle <3

  5. I've been to Belfast, so Newcastle it is then.

  6. Newcastle upon Tyne!
    Have a nicer name lol.

  7. I'm going with Newcastle upon Tyne! The view is outstanding!

  8. Newcastle. All about the north!

  9. What is an average starting wage in some of these areas. My mortgage is for $300k in USD, and a starting wage is about $40k/year so two people working at starting wages are about $80k/year salary and like $62k/year take home. Just trying to get a feel for it. If google is to be trusted that my 300k mortgage is about £185k, but I don't have any idea about salaries in the UK

  10. Id go for belfast... nicer scenery like you said.

  11. I don't know where I would prefer to live

  12. I know next to nothing about the UK, but Newcastle looks alot better