Ahead of the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid, estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has compared the housing markets in Liverpool and Madrid to see which one comes out on top, as well analysing as the potential property purchasing power of each team based on the squads’ cumulative transfer market values.
The average house price near Liverpool’s stadium, Anfield, is £170,711 while prices in the Spanish capital, Madrid, home to Real’s Santiago Bernabéu, are £16,000 more expensive at £186,846.
For the final, Liverpool and Real Madrid are travelling to Paris to play in the Stade de France. Paris’ overall average house price is £214,810, but in Saint-Denis, the city suburb where the stadium is located, prices are almost £71,000 more expensive at £285,648.
With these house prices in mind, the only remaining question is how many homes each squad could afford to buy in their respective cities.
The Real Madrid squad has an estimated combined transfer market value of £680.8 million. With Madrid’s average house price of £186,846, the squad’s combined value is enough to buy 3,644 local homes.
Meanwhile, the combined market value of the Liverpool squad is £810.5 million. This is enough to buy 4.747 Liverpool homes at an average price of £170,711 each.
Founder and CEO of GetAgent.co.uk, Colby Short, commented: “While Madrid wins the housing market’s Champions League title with its more valuable housing market, Liverpool takes the trophy when it comes to squad value and property purchasing power.
This is largely because the Anfield area of Liverpool is one of the city’s most affordable areas.
Liverpool, located in the North West of England, where house prices in the region are rising faster than anywhere else in the country. So if these teams were to meet again in the future – the balance where property market power is concerned – could be very different.”