It’s official! Manchester is one of the best places to live in the WORLD! We always knew it was true, but now there are the stats to back it up! A new report from the Economist has named Manchester the 28th most “liveable” city in the world.
Beating the likes of London and Barcelona, Manchester was one of the biggest risers in the Global Liveability index report, which is published each year by The Economist Intelligence Unit.
Manchester has rocketed up the league table this year – rising an impressive 26 places to reach the 28th spot out of a total of 172 world cities in the survey. The city saw a drop in the last couple of years due to the effects of Covid restricts and the subsequent impacts – but Manchester is now above its pre-pandemic level.
The survey looked at the city’s stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education as well as its infrastructure. Based on these criteria, Manchester was placed above London (which is 33rd) – as well as LA (37th), Auckland (34th), Madrid (43rd), Barcelona (35th), Adelaide (30th) and Perth (32)
Manchester City Council Leader, Bev Craig, welcomed the news that the city has performed so well in the survey:
“I’m proud that Manchester is the highest ranked UK city. It’s great to see this respected survey recognise we already know – that Manchester is a great place to be: A vibrant, creative, energetic and ambitious city that puts residents at its heart.
“But Manchester’s ambition doesn’t stop there. We are determined to become a top-flight world city and this analysis suggests we are making strong progress.
“This is a brilliant city to live in, work in or visit but our goal is to make it even better – an exciting and innovative place where everyone can thrive and share in that success. We are proudly taking our place on a world stage and will strive to improve further."
The news comes as Manchester was also crowned the best UK city for retail and leisure in 2022!
Collier’s inaugural “LocateVenues” retail ranking report monitored the retail and leisure offering at commercial venues across the country – and found that Manchester has the largest ranges of these offerings in one shoppable location across the UK.
Congratulations Manchester! We couldn’t agree more that Manchester IS such an incredible place to call home.
So what are you waiting for?! If you’re looking to make a move to the 28th most liveable city in the world, then we have the perfect home for you! To see what we have available, contact the team today!