Adele said she moved to Los Angeles because she could never afford the same kind of house in London
Adele told British Vogue that her family's decision to move to LA was because of expensive real estate.
"The kind of house I have in LA I could never afford in London. Ever," she said.
Adele owns three homes in LA, which cost an estimated total of $30 million.
While Adele relocated from London to Los Angeles years ago, she opened up in a recent interview with British Vogue that a main motivator for the move was pricey real estate.
In Adele's interview with Giles Hattersley for the British and US Vogue November 2021 issues, the singer said one of the key reasons she, her ex-husband Simon Konecki, and their 9-year-old Angelo, relocated was to improve their quality of life.
In London, she said that most of her time was "in a car or inside a building" and that she wanted to be in a place where there was "fresh air and somewhere I could see the sky."
The singer landed in LA, adding that "the kind of house I have in LA I could never afford in London. Ever."
But data on housing prices suggests the cost of homes is actually higher in LA than in London. According to data from the Office for National Statistics cited by the Guardian, the average house price in London reached £514,000, or about $701,509 - the highest it's ever been - last November. Meanwhile, the median home price in Los Angeles County was $775,000 this May, according to the Los Angeles Times, which cited numbers from the data firm DQNews.
Hattersley questioned Adele's statement, but Adele stood by it. "No, I looked at houses. It's like hundreds of millions of pounds. I don't have that much money at all. I'd throw up," she said.
Adele owns three mansions next door to one another in LA. The homes have a British cottage vibe and together cost about $30 million, according to The New York Post.
In 2016, she purchased her first LA home for $9.5 million, Insider previously reported. Since then, she's purchased two more homes, each costing an estimated $10 million. Konecki lives in one of the homes, so the family could stay together for their son Angelo after their divorce in 2019, Adele said in the interview.
While Adele doesn't own a sprawling, three-house compound in London, she does have real estate in the city that is "very European, " she told British Vogue.
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