Manchester is the best UK city to live in

Manchester has been named as the best UK city to live in.

It comes after statistics from The Economist’s ‘Global Livability Index’ for 2018 placed Manchester ahead of London, Birmingham, Liverpool… and everywhere else in the UK. Having climbed 16 places to 35, Manchester was rated 13 places ahead of London, which means it’s official – Manchester is better than London.

The Economist’s table ranks 140 cities on a range of factors such as political and social stability, crime rates, education and healthcare access. No other European country saw as big a jump in the index as Manchester did.

Roxana Slavcheva, Survey Editor commented, “Of the top-ranked cities, Paris and Manchester recorded the biggest improvements over the past 12 months…Although they have been subject to high-profile terrorist attacks in recent years, which have shaken stability and led to cumbersome security measures, both cities have shown resilience in the face of adversity.”

Chair of the Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership, Mike Blackburn said that the recent results highlighted Manchester’s resilience as well as the city’s focus on improvement. “Improvements in healthcare and education, alongside attractive qualities such as our thriving night-time economy and sports offering, continue to attract people from around the world to live, work and study in Manchester.”

Having opened our doors in Manchester in 2012, we at Kaytons have experienced a fantastic change in the city. Not only do we have a whole host of exciting developments but regeneration plans around Greater Manchester mean that places that were once avoided are now becoming the hub of society. It comes after the idea of Manchester 2025 was created by global investment firm BNY Mellon. It’s said that between now and 2025, up to 55,000 new jobs will be created in the city centre alone and the number of people who live within an hour of Manchester is set to more than double due to improved road and rail links. One thing’s for sure, it seems the sky’s the limit for Manchester.

If you’re looking to move into Manchester or the surrounding area, get in touch with us today.

And if you’re curious about the ten most and least liveable cities, take a look at the results below…

The ten most liveable cities in 2018

  1. Vienna, Austria
  2. Melbourne, Australia
  3. Osaka, Japan
  4. Calgary, Canada
  5. Sydney, Australia
  6. Vancouver, Canada
  7. Tokyo, Japan
  8. Toronto, Canada
  9. Copenhagen, Denmark
  10. Adelaide, Australia

The ten least liveable cities 2018

  1. Damascus, Syria
  2. Dhaka, Bangladesh
  3. Lagos, Nigeria
  4. Karachi, Pakistan
  5. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  6. Harare, Zimbabwe
  7. Tripoli, Libya
  8. Douala, Cameroon
  9. Algiers, Algeria
  10. Dakar, Senegal
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