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Is it cheaper to stay in a 5-star all-inclusive resort than to rent in the UK?

We've done some digging to find out if you could stay for a month in a 5-star hotel with flights and all-inclusive food and drinks for less than your monthly rent. Care to find out?

Published by
Caitlin Moore·06/02/2024

The cost of living in the UK just keeps going up, did you know a Freddo sets you back a whole twenty five pence now?

According to Zoopla, the rent prices in the UK have increased by 8.3% in the last year. Let’s have a look at the average rent prices in different areas in the UK.

UK rent prices

London prices are the highest at £2,119 per month on average and the North East has the lowest average rental prices at £695 per month.

You'll know your own rent price (at least we hope), so you can decide if this actually works out cheaper for you.


To keep our search simple, we'll use LoveHolidays. We'll look at April dates when the temps are starting to heat up nicely, but prices haven't skyrocketed for the summer.

I'm using the LoveHolidays search feature and picking 'Any airport' for departure, 'Any destination', 28 nights duration, and basing it on two adults in one room.

Then I've filtered the results to 5-star hotels, 4/5+ Tripadvisor rating, and all-inclusive.

I've sorted the results by price to see what the cheapest options are.


Our results delivered some cracking deals, with a heap of package deals coming in at under £1000 for the 28-night duration. Turkey is the main destination that comes up with the cheapest options, followed by Tunisia and the odd one from Greece.

We've listed a couple of the cheapest results below:

Keep in mind that the package deal is based on two sharing, which means it's only fair to assume that two people are also sharing the monthly rent. But, you do get all your food in drinks included in these package hols, so that's a chunky saving against your usual grocery bills.

So, for the Londoners in particular, there's quite a clear winner. The cheapest package is over £600 cheaper than the average monthly rent in London (based on two sharing). Time to let your boss know that you're going fully remote.

Whereas, If you're renting in the North East at similar prices to the average, you might not be on to a winner with this plan.

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