For most of us, the daily grind enables us to feed ourselves, clothe ourselves, and keep a roof over our heads, but who works the hardest to do so?

In order to work it out, we took the average monthly rent and the average monthly salary from each capital city in Europe* to work out which residents have to work the longest to pay for their annual rent – check out the table below to see the surprising results.

City Average Annual Rent Average Annual Salary Date When Annual Rent Is Paid Ranking
Andorra la Vella. Andorra £3,928.20 £19,548.00 March 15th 1
Bern, Switzerland £11,439.96 £36,156.00 May 2nd 2
Nicosia, Cyprus £4,338.12 £13,452.00 May 3rd 3
Berlin, Germany £7,197.00 £20,916.00 May 11th 4
Brussels, Belgium £7,842.12 £20,508.00 May 25th 5
Athens, Greece £2,836.44 £7,260.00 May 26th 6
Helsinki, Finland £9,768.72 £25,044.00 May 30th 7
Vienna, Austria £7,816.08 £19,356.00 June 2nd 8
Ankara, Turkey £2,407.44 £5,772.00 June 7th 9
Ljubljana, Slovenia £4,687.20 £10,896.00 June 13th 11=
Oslo, Norway £13,154.40 £30,636.00 June 13th 11=
Zagreb, Croatia £3,705.72 £8,328.00 June 19th 12
Copenhagen, Denmark £12,832.92 £28,116.00 June 22nd 13
Paris, France £11,176.08 £24,372.00 June 23rd 14
Luxembourg, Luxembourg £13,980.60 £29,976.00 June 27th 15
Stockholm, Sweden £11,970.00 £24,444.00 July 5th 16
Tallinn, Estonia £4,690.56 £9,240.00 July 10th 17
Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina £2,285.40 £4,440.00 July 13th 18
Sofia, Bulgaria £2,949.84 £5,568.00 July 18th 20=
Madrid, Spain £7,893.84 £15,072.00 July 18th 20=
Dublin, Ireland £13,804.08 £24,252.00 August 3rd 21
Skopje, Macedonia £2,017.56 £3,480.00 August 4th 22
Reykjavik, Iceland £14,886.84 £25,668.00 August 7th 23
Bratislava, Slovakia £5,476.80 £9,420.00 August 8th 25=
Warsaw, Poland £5,283.00 £9,096.00 August 8th 25=
Amsterdam, Netherlands £13,869.60 £23,556.00 August 10th 27=
Riga, Latvia £3,788.28 £6,432.00 August 10th 27=
Podgorica, Montenegro £2,981.16 £4,980.00 August 14th 28
Prague, Czech Republic £5,740.08 £9,528.00 August 15th 29
Bucharest, Romania £3,499.92 £5,568.00 August 23rd 30
Valletta, Malta* £7,344.12 £11,460.00 August 30th 31
Rome, Italy £10,114.68 £15,252.00 September 7th 32
Budapest, Hungary £4,084.80 £6,072.00 September 12th 33
Vilnius, Lithuania £4,683.12 £6,864.00 September 13th 34
Lisbon, Portugal £6,406.92 £9,036.00 September 25th 35
Belgrade, Serbia £2,909.52 £3,732.00 October 18th 37
London, United Kingdom £20,100.96 £25,944.00 October 18th 37
Yerevan, Armenia £2,402.52 £3,072.00 October 20th 38
Astana, Kazakhstan £3,630.00 £4,500.00 October 31st 39
Tirana, Albania £2,730.84 £2,952.00 December 12th 40
Moscow, Russia £9,401.28 £9,504.00 January 9th (2018) 41
Minsk, Belarus £3,671.76 £3,408.00 January 26th (2018) 42
Chișinău, Moldova £2,589.24 £2,400.00 February 9th (2018) 43
Tbilisi, Georgia £2,891.04 £2,580.00 February 26th (2018) 44
Baku, Azerbaijan £2,857.68 £2,436.00 March 15th (2018) 45
Kiev, Ukraine £3,968.28 £2,544.00 August 9th (2018) 46

Sources:*No data available for Liechtenstein, Vatican City, San Marino or Monaco. 

http://www.percentagecalculator.co/
https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/