23.09.2019 Manchester is the UK’s best city to live in

23.09.2019 Manchester is the UK’s best city to live in

For another year, Manchester is ranked UK’s number one city to live in, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual Global Liveability Survey, once again outperforming London.

The report ranks 140 of the world’s biggest cities based on a number of factors such as 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 since the survey began in 2011.

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

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.