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September 06 2019

Manchester Once Again Ranked UK’s Number One City to Live In

September 06 2019

Manchester Once Again Ranked UK’s Number One City to Live In

Author: spgCategory: Manchester
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For another year, Manchester is the highest-ranking UK city on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual Global Liveability Survey, once more outperforming London. It underlines the continued demand to live and work in Manchester city centre.


  • Manchester was 38th on the 2019 Global Liveability Survey, the highest-ranking city in the UK
  • The worldwide research rates cities based on factors such as education, social stability and access to healthcare
  • With a thriving job market and social scene, the demand to live in Manchester city centre is outpacing the level of supply in the city’s residential property market


It’s official – Manchester is the UK’s best city to live in.

For consecutive years, the north-west city has outperformed London to lead the way on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual Global Liveability Survey.

The report ranks 140 of the world’s biggest cities on a number of factors. These include political and social stability, healthcare, culture, environment, education and infrastructure.

Manchester was deemed to be the 38th most liveable city in the world. London placed 10 places lower, meaning Manchester maintains its status of being the highest ranked UK city, an accolade it’s held every year since the survey began in 2011.

Austrian capital Vienna placed first, followed by Melbourne, Sydney and Osaka. Syrian capital Damascus was adjudged to be the least liveable.

The survey is just one of many key indicators which point to the appeal and desirability of Manchester as a place to live and work.

Between 1996 and 2016, Manchester’s economy doubled in size, with several major global businesses opening offices and headquarters in the city in recent years.

This, coupled with Manchester’s renowned social and cultural scene – which includes some of the regions most acclaimed restaurants – makes the city a popular place to look for accommodation.

Manchester’s population is currently rising at 15 times the rate new homes are being built at, with residential housing delivery only set to meet 25% of annual demand by 2022.

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