Manchester is the best place to live in the UK

Manchester Central Library
Manchester Central Library

Manchester has again been ranked the best place to live in the UK.

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Survey places Manchester 43rd in its survey of 140 global cities – up from 46th last year and ten places above London.

The survey assesses which locations around the world provide the best – or worst – living conditions.

Melbourne in Australia is again again at the top, followed by Vienna and Vancouver. There are three Australian cities in the top 10 as Perth and Adelaide also make the grade.

Every city is assessed on factors that include stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure.

Manchester scored 88.8 out of a 100 and has climbed three places to rank at 43 partly due to concerns over terrorist attacks in France and Belgium.

Meanwhile, London, which scored 87.2, saw an unchanged ranking of 53rd – ten places lower than Manchester.

The top ten most liveable cities in the world according to the Global Liveability Survey:

  1. Melbourne
  2. Vienna
  3. Vancouver
  4. Toronto
  5. Calgary
  6. Adelaide
  7. Perth
  8. Auckland
  9. Helsinki
  10. Hamburg