First-time buyers in the UK need an average income of £54,000 in order to buy a property, a rise of 9% from 2016. Data released by the property website Zoopla found that the household income required in London was £84,000. In Liverpool, which had the lowest required household income before tax of the 30 cities surveyed, it was £26,000. According to Zoopla, the average price of a home in London is £482,000 compared with £219,000 for the UK as a whole.