Saturday 24 February 2018

What would the real cost of living on Coronation Street be? Much more than you’d think!

Tina McIntyre, played by Michelle Keegan, as she plunges to the cobbles from the balcony

Ever wondered what it would cost to live on arguably the most dangerous street in Britain?

Coronation Street has seen myriad murders, attacks, fires, and explosions over the years and, according to Aviva Insurance, your car and home insurance costs would be well above average.

Weatherfield's main street has seen no less than 158 deaths since 1960 and 16 of those were murders.  The last five years alone have seen a terrifying murder rate of 14 per 1,000 people.

People living on the street are also almost twice as likely to die as a result of a car, bus or tram crash.

Faults in vehicles have resulted in 29 accidents and 13 major car accidents have taken place since 1960.

All this mayhem would drive up the cost of insurance.

Your car insurance would be €1400 based on insuring a vW Golf 1.4 TSI and your home insurance would be €697 a year, according to Aviva's estimates.

Some of the disasters over the years have included a gas explosion in 2010 which destroyed a part of the viaduct and caused a train to crash into the street and flatten the corner shop, and ignite a fire in No13.

Speaking of No13, the house has seen floods (in 1978 Stan Ogden left the bath taps running) and fire (Bill Webster tried to cook in 1995 and then the 2010 train crash happened). 

Another explosion hit Underworld in 2010 after Tony Cooper set fire to the place in an attempt to kill Carla and Haley.  The explosion ended up killing him instead.

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