It costs twice as much to buy energy, water, council tax and insurance in Devon as it does in London

“It costs almost twice as much to live in Devon as it does to live in the heart of London – and the county has the country’s worst broadband speeds and highest water rates.

New research reveals the 10 most expensive places for home insurance, energy bills, water rates and council tax are in the county – and part of Devon has come out worst.

The study by price comparison site uSwitch found South Hams residents pay an average of £332 a month on utility bills and insurance compared with £185 for those in Westminster.

The county also has the slowest broadband speeds in the country and the highest water rates, reports The Mirror.

Devon and Cornwall pay the most for water with average monthly bills of £71.

South West Water, says the steep cost is because of thousands of miles of pipes are needed to reach a large area of land, with only a small number of households to cover the costs. …”