Buying a house is becoming exceedingly difficult – the cost of living is rising, there is a shortage of homes and a substantial economic backlash from covid.

If you live in south west London, you’ll have to earn quite a lot to own your very own home.

We asked Zoopla for the current prices of houses in each borough on our patch, and how much house hunters will need to earn to buy one.

Hammersmith and Fulham seem to need the highest salaries on patch, with a whopping £114,600 needed to buy a home.

Croydon sits in at the lowest – yet still at a costly price, with salaries in need averaging at £72,800.

Here, we can reveal the figures for Croydon, Epsom and Ewell, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kingston Upon Thames and Sutton – according to Zoopla.

The data found is at a local authority level:

Croydon, south London

In Croydon, the average salary people would need is £72,800

Epsom and Ewell District, Surrey

Epsom and Ewell property buyers would need to earn a salary of £81,250

Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, Inner London

To afford a house in Hammersmith and Fulham, home buyers would need £114,600

Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey

In Kingston, the average salary totals to £91,600

Sutton, Surrey

Sutton house hunters would need £91,600 to buy a house.