Watford is one of the cheapest places for commuters, a study has found.

Data by Compare my Mobile revealed people in the town spend just 1.63 per cent of their salary to commute.

And an analysis of the data by Numbeo found it meant that commuters in Watford spend the lowest amount of their average salary on a monthly travelcard in the UK.

Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said it was “great to hear” the town is one of the cheapest places for commuters.

He continued: “More and more people are wanting to move to Watford as we are a town on the up.

“We have great connections to London, a thriving town centre and first class parks and green spaces.”

The data also revealed that people in London only spend 2.28 per cent of their salary to commute, with people in the south spending less than those in the north and west of England.

It showed people in Manchester and Cardiff spend the most, with commuters spending over 8 per cent of their salary on travelling in the areas.

But despite the figures revealing Watford is one of the cheapest places for commuters, Mr Taylor said that train services “must be improved” following disruption to London Northwestern (LNR) services, claiming it was “simply not good enough”.

In the last week of October there was a large amount of disruption to LNR services due to a shortage of train crews.

And this follows months of on-and-off disruption ever since a new timetable was introduced in May this year.

Francis Thomas, head of corporate affairs at West Midlands Trains, said in a statement following the disruption in October: “We are working extremely hard to improve our current performance but while this process continues we offer our sincere apologies to passengers who have experienced issues with their journeys."