The average property costs 106 times more than in 1966. But wages are only 33 times higher. Unless, of course, you’re a top flight footballer

By contrast, 1966 England player George Cohen earned only £80 a week at Fulham. Cohen was eventually forced to sell his World Cup medal in 1998 to prop up his finances.

Year Average annual footballer salary Average UK house price Average UK annual salary
1966 £2,288 £2,006 £798
1970 £3,640 £4,163 £1,080
1974 £5,304 £9,139 £1,809
1978 £17,160 £14,236 £3,269
1982 £39,000 £22,685 £5,613
1986 £57,200 £34,931 £7,551
1990 £78,000 £57,901 £10,601
1994 £142,376 £55,925 £12,900
1998 £371,072 £72,469 £15,098
2002 £858,988 £124,747 £17,576
2006 £955,084 £176,819 £20,696
2010 £1,615,744 £168,703 £22,724
2014 £2,300,000 £191,669 £24,232
2018 £2,600,000 £211,000 £26,500
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