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The town with a bad rep that’s actually the most affordable in Kent

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Original article from Kent Live

Dover is the South East's most affordable place to live, according to a new survey.

Zoopla has compared the average price of housing in UK towns and cities with household earnings to create the list.

Despite Dover being declared as the worst place in the country to live in 2017 by publication I Live Here, the Kent town is at the right end of the rankings this time.

The study took the average gross annual household earnings and compared them against the median house prices to create a price to earnings ratio.

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Dover's score of 3.52 came out top in the South East region.

The score means it would take 3.52 years worth of average annual salary to afford a property in the town.

Dover has won an award for its quality of life

It's a win for the town which is constantly knocked back for reasons it doesn't deserve.

Its crowning as the worst place in the UK in 2017 was a result of a survey voted on by the public.

One commenter on the competition said: "Let us for a moment imagine that the British Isles are the silhouette of an old man.

"Scotland is his cap, Cornwall his toes, Anglia his curved spine making Dover his herpes infested s*** hole."

Those who know Dover, and are benefitting from its affordable lifestyle, know that is really not the case.

The win on Zoopla's survey is a feather in the town's cap.

The White Cliffs of Dover

Commenting on the analysis, Tom Parker, head of communications at Zoopla said: “With the stamp duty holiday extended once again and budgets remaining tight, prospective buyers may be wanting to save money by looking into purchasing a home in an affordable town.

“The easing of restrictions marks an opportunity for buyers to perhaps think more seriously about purchasing a new property. Visiting these locations is vital to understand the true potential of the affordable towns in the UK, and realise the important factor of getting more space for your money.”

Any UK residents looking for a new place to live won't go too far wrong with Dover.

The town has gorgeous white cliffs, Dover Castle, award-winning pubs and much more.

And if you really need convincing KentLive previously drew up nine reasons why Dover really isn't as bad as others may have you believe.

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