Quality of Life in Belfast, United Kingdom

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Purchasing Power Index 101.62   High
Safety Index 54.22   Moderate
Health Care Index 72.26   High
Climate Index 90.84   Very High
Cost of Living Index 60.48   Moderate
Property Price to Income Ratio 4.59   Very Low
Traffic Commute Time Index 38.03   Moderate
Pollution Index 26.41   Low
ƒ Quality of Life Index: 179.68   Very High

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Last update: April 2024

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4 Comments so far
Dublinscot on Oct 30, 2022:
Having lived here in the south of the city for the past 4 years, previously 10 years in Dublin and previously 26 years just outside Belfast in Newtownards, I've Seend Belfast become what it is today. Long gone are the puppet masters of the past, there is still influence in areas like the west, east but PSNI deal with current issues very well. Legacies are that, they will take time. A lot of hate still stands due to the past, sometime forebears the future changes. Who knows where Belfast will be in 10 years, but if its as beautiful as it is now, filled with vibrant people and those who want to live in piece (and thats 98% of those who live here) it will continue to be a wonderful place.
Massimo on Mar 04, 2022:
Belfast is what you make it. If you are bitter and watch the news all the time you'll find what you want. It's the same when I lived in a small idylic Italian city, the mafia had people living in fear and many families divided working for them to bring an income yet this creating a continued uneasyness. Belfast is a compact and still affordable city with positive young people. The previous comment about the lowest literacy levels is completely false and there are many educated and socially aware citizens. Paramilitaries do not control the streets as much as they or the commenter like to think, at all. There is a positive youth energy in Belfast and being close to the country and sea makes day trips easy.
Belfast Born and Raised on Sep 09, 2021:
The previous comment is untrue in most aspects. It is horrifically over exaggerated and deeply flawed. I'm not sure if this person even lives here in Belfast, maybe just someone that's read some history books or watched too many movies?...but if they do, then they have a terribly inaccurate view on the city. Yes some of these points are valid and in small sections of the city problems exist...but no more than any other city in Europe. To pretend we here are more problematic or a special case, is to ignore the reality of all cities across the continent. Belfast is just as beautiful and just as flawed Madrid, Paris, Berlin and Rome. All have their issues and all have their strengths.
Leo Sharkey on Nov 21, 2020:
Belfast is a deeply sectarian City with paramilitary organisations like the UDA, UVF, and IRA controlling the streets and housing estates of most of the place. Suicide, alcoholism, and substance abuse are amongst the highest in the world. Around 30% of the workforce have no paid work and live solely on benefits. Belfast has one of the lowest literacy levels in Europe. It is unique in Europe. Due to the deep and abiding sectarianism, the political statement never changes. There are many decent people trying to survive in the middle of it. Coronavirus and Brexit have greatly damaged the small and weak private sector leaving most people working in the public sector or on benefits. There are however very few problems re parking, traffic, rent or property prices. There is however very little random street violence. (The paramilitary gangs feel it is bad for business, and dispense summary justice to discourage it. There are punishment beatings and shootings every week, often by appointment.) It has overpriced drb pubs and very few night clubs but the restaurants are very good. There are many decent people here trying to better the place but it taks a strng stomach and a sense of humour to survive the place...