Winning a singles title at Wimbledon wouldn’t cover the cost of a detached home in the tournament’s SW19 postcode, according to new research of Trussle
Trussle analysed how far the Championships’ prize money would take players in the UK housing market depending on the round they reached. The average cost of a detached property in Wimbledon’s prestigious SW19 postcode, in south-west London, currently stands at £2.9 million, comfortably ahead of the £2.25 million pot of winnings on offer for the men’s and ladies’ singles titles. Although the top prize doesn’t cover the cost of a dream home in SW19, it would enable buyers to purchase the average two bedroom flat in nearby Kensington’s W8 postcode (£1.97 million) or a total of eight averagely priced homes across the UK. Even the losing player in a singles final at Wimbledon receives the consolation prize of £1.125 million, comfortably enough to cover the cost of a semi-detached home in neighbouring Richmond.