Shocking reality of what Monopoly board would look like with today’s house prices

By Staff

It may not come as a surprise to you that if Monopoly was created with today’s house prices, it wouldn’t look the same as 89 years ago – but just how stark the difference is might shock you

It’s 89 years since the original Monopoly was created, so you’d expect house prices to have risen slightly by then – but the reality of how different your board would look like today.

The original 1935 version of Monopoly was actually loosely based on the property values at the time, when a property in Mayfair, London, would cost around £400. If you were to purchase a house in the same exclusive area, it would set you back an average of £5,459,353, as of the last 12 months.

In the classic board game, Mayfair is the most expensive location, but if you were to base it on today’s property prices, it would be a different story. Research by gaming experts at 1337. Games analysed the average sale price of each area on the classic Monopoly board to see what the board’s order would look like in 2024.

If a new board was made using today’s prices, Park Lane would be the most expensive area, with an average asking price for properties in the area of £7,750,000, Bristol Live reports. Meanwhile, Mayfair would now fall into second place.

One of the most shocking differences on the board would be Coventry Street, which now has an average property asking price of £796,774, compared to a house price of £130 on the original Monopoly board. Pall Mall has had a significant rise from its original place on the board, moving up nine spots, with average asking prices in the area of £2,578,778.

Below you will see the full list, including all the changes for 2024:

Monopoly Location, Average property asking price (2024), Original value, Original house price, Original order

  1. Park Lane, £7,750,000, £350, £175
  2. Mayfair, £5,459,353, £400, £200
  3. Bond Street, £5,143,612, £320, £160
  4. Regent Street, £3,779,522, 300, £150
  5. Piccadilly, £3,746,179, £280, £240
  6. Marlborough Steet, £2,942,500, £260, £130
  7. Oxford Street, £2,633,630, £300, £150
  8. Pall Mall, £2,578,778, £140, £70
  9. The Strand, £2,199,282, £220, £110
  10. Trafalgar Square, £2,159,064. £240, £120
  11. Fleet Street, £1,449,275, £220, £110
  12. Bow Street, £1,156,591. £180, £90
  13. Leicester Square, £1,097,240, £180, £90
  14. The Angel Islington, £977,222, £100, £50
  15. Pentonville Road, £949,588, £120, £60
  16. Northumberland Avenue, £832,500, £160, £80
  17. Whitehall, £808,717, £140, £70
  18. Coventry Street, £796,774, £260, £130
  19. Whiechapel Road, £701,340, £60, £30
  20. Euston Road, £695,000, £100, £50
  21. Old Kent Road, £600,997, £60, £30
  22. Vine Street, £478,486, £200, £100

Original order, most expensive to least expensive:

  1. Mayfair

  2. Park Lane

  3. Bond Street

  4. Oxford Street

  5. Regent Street

  6. Piccadilly

  7. Coventry Street

  8. Leicester Square

  9. Trafalgar Square

  10. Fleet Street

  11. The Strand

  12. Vine Street

  13. Marlborough Street

  14. Bow Street

  15. Northumberland Avenue

  16. Whitehall

  17. Pall Mall

  18. Pentonville Road

  19. Euston Road

  20. The Angel Islington

  21. Whitechapel Road

  22. Old Kent Road

Commenting on the findings, Emre Aksu, a spokesperson from 1337. Games said: “While many areas have seen big changes in the order they come in when compared to the original 1935 board, some areas have also seen minimal changes in their placement as well. With house prices across the country fluctuating over the past few years, it will be interesting to see how much this varies once again at some point in the future, and whether the order will stray further from Monopoly’s original order or even return to what it was.”

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