House prices
In London, Brighton and Oxford, the house prices were highestGetty

The average salary in the UK is less than half of the minimum household pay needed to get on the property ladder. A study by price comparing website Gocompare.com showed the housing crisis in the UK is worst in London, where the income to buy a terraced house is more than three times as high as the median salary.

London's average detached house price is £869,415 according to the study, with a £275,000 salary needed to buy a detached house. In 51 of the 65 cities listed by Gocompare, the average pay does not even match the minimum required to buy a flat.

"Although owning a home may be achievable in places like Blackburn and Sunderland, in other parts of the country the rapid rise in property value and a growing urban population is pricing many of the British public out of home ownership," Gocompare.com home insurance expert Ben Wilson said.

"London's high prices are well documented, but it's in other parts of the south of England that the gap between average salary and average house price is at its most alarming, with places like Brighton requiring a minimum household income of £180,000 to afford a detached house."

Apart from London and Brighton, Edinburgh, Bristol and Oxford topped the list of most expensive cities, although the salaries in those places are higher on average. Meanwhile, Blackburn, Hull, Blackpool, Grimsby and Stoke-on-Trent are on the cheaper side of the list.

Below, IBTimes UK has listed the most expensive cities for first-time buyers and an interactive map with the minimum salary you would need if you would want to enter the property market across the country, as provided by on Gocompare.com.

(via Gocompare).

CityMedian SalarySalary needed to buy a...
Detached houseSemi-detached houseTerraced houseFlat
London£30,338£275,000£162,000£142,000£140,000
Aldershot£28,929£130,000£81,000£71,000£41,000
Derby£28,400£60,000£29,000£21,000£19,000
Crawley£27,507£146,000£87,000£71,000£50,000
Oxford£27,214£245,000£184,000£138,000£89,000
Reading£27,094£160,000£81,000£64,000£58,000
Aberdeen£26,384£130,000£79,000£58,000£48,000
Milton Keynes£25,639£98,000£48,000£41,000£24,000
Edinburgh£25,543£126,000£91,000£89,000£60,000
Cambridge£25,390£178,000£128,000£109,000£79,000
Manchester£24,354£58,000£31,000£17,000£44,000
Portsmouth£23,594£112,000£60,000£44,000£35,000
Bristol£23,468£128,000£66,000£54,000£58,000
Southampton£23,386£73,000£46,000£41,000£35,000
Peterborough£23,299£62,000£31,000£24,000£21,000
Warrington£23,184£75,000£35,000£24,000£28,000
Liverpool£23,025£58,000£31,000£19,000£38,000
Coventry£22,931£81,000£42,000£29,000£26,000
Glasgow£22,638£83,000£52,000£42,000£29,000
Leeds£22,419£77,000£38,000£26,000£42,000
Belfast£22,384£69,000£33,000£19,000£26,000
Swindon£22,154£71,000£42,000£33,000£24,000
Plymouth£22,015£85,000£41,000£35,000£22,000
Cardiff£22,000£77,000£44,000£37,000£31,000
Luton£21,954£89,000£50,000£38,000£26,000
Dundee£21,791£64,000£42,000£33,000£28,000
Leicester£21,693£69,000£35,000£26,000£28,000
Birmingham£21,558£83,000£37,000£26,000£31,000
Brighton£21,510£180,000£121,000£115,000£64,000
Nottingham£21,126£44,000£26,000£19,000£37,000
Sunderland£21,120£52,000£24,000£17,000£17,000
Northampton£21,069£98,000£54,000£44,000£33,000
Ipswich£20,864£93,000£54,000£44,000£28,000
Newcastle upon Tyne£20,707£79,000£37,000£35,000£28,000
Chatham£20,697£89,000£58,000£46,000£41,000
Wakefield£20,673£52,000£28,000£21,000£19,000
Southend-on-sea£20,575£119,000£66,000£48,000£33,000
Sheffield£20,382£73,000£35,000£26,000£31,000
Stoke-on-trent£20,190£37,000£21,000£12,000£15,000
York£20,114£87,000£52,000£48,000£48,000
Worthing£19,978£136,000£89,000£75,000£52,000
Gloucester£19,930£93,000£48,000£38,000£33,000
Bradford£19,801£58,000£28,000£19,000£24,000
Preston£19,761£77,000£41,000£28,000£21,000
Newport£19,730£58,000£29,000£21,000£19,000
Doncaster£19,713£48,000£24,000£15,000£24,000
Bournemouth£19,409£83,000£54,000£50,000£41,000
Kingston upon Hull£19,223£37,000£22,000£15,000£17,000
Barnsley£19,206£44,000£22,000£15,000£21,000
Swansea£19,037£46,000£28,000£21,000£28,000
Birkenhead£18,707£105,000£35,000£21,000£22,000
Bolton£18,681£60,000£29,000£17,000£22,000
Hastings£18,646£91,000£62,000£54,000£31,000
Wigan£18,619£50,000£28,000£15,000£21,000
Londonderry/Derry£18,493£42,000£28,000£15,000£17,000
Blackburn£18,444£44,000£24,000£14,000£14,000
Rochdale£18,306£56,000£28,000£19,000£19,000
Middlesbrough£18,205£46,000£24,000£12,000£17,000
Grimsby£18,167£56,000£37,000£22,000£21,000
Burnley£18,029£56,000£38,000£17,000£17,000
Huddersfield£17,994£79,000£42,000£31,000£28,000
Norwich£17,935£85,000£54,000£50,000£38,000
Blackpool£17,369£38,000£22,000£17,000£15,000
Telford£17,301£64,000£35,000£31,000£22,000
Mansfield£16,645£50,000£29,000£22,000£19,000