Quality of Life in London, United Kingdom

Purchasing Power Index 95.40   High
Safety Index 48.59   Moderate
Health Care Index 67.86   High
Climate Index 88.25   Very High
Cost of Living Index 80.63   Moderate
Property Price to Income Ratio 20.78   Very High
Traffic Commute Time Index 47.57   High
Pollution Index 59.53   Moderate
ƒ Quality of Life Index: 126.70   High

Minimum contributors for an underlying section: 170

Maximum contributors for an underlying section: 715

Last update: December 2018

Sign up for our newsletter:
Your email address:
This page in other languages:

DeutschLebensqualität in London
FrançaisQualité de Vie à Londres
EspañolCalidad de Vida en Londres

Leave a comment:
Your name: Sign In
Your email address (optional):
Your comment (no HTML):

13 Comments so far

#Over London on Jun 28, 2018 :
Even on slightly the above minimum salary, you cannot afford to improve your living standards or get ahead. Some people who have jobs are nearly homeless, living in temporary accommodation and public transport costs are the highest in the world, if you moved to Australia you could buy a car with London public transport costs.
#Anonymous on Apr 11, 2018 :
I got 2 year contract job from oil and GAS COMPANY @ london and monthly 5000 pounds has fixED salary

is it enough for stay at london with my essential expense [HOUSE RENT,FOOD,TRANSPORT,,ETC]

#Anonymous on Mar 05, 2018 :
If you earn Minimum wage or even below that, you will be absurdly poor in London. Even if pay is several pounds above Minimum wage, you will still struggle to put something for savings. Public transport and rent are both so high that big portion of income goes away just for right to work here. With food, clothing, leisure time you must compromize otherwise spend all income.
#Anonymous on Nov 25, 2017 :
Love London. Nobody and nowhere is perfect, but London is close.
#Anonymous on Apr 13, 2017 :
London isn't fake.Every big city has a dark side.Even Tokyo.London isn't all about estates.I can list like allot of districts that aren't vulnerable.London was always great and will always be great
#Jim on Jul 02, 2016 :
London is a fake. It pretends to be cosmopolitan, but it is awash with poverty and crime. Although third world and Jamaican migrants cause a lot of this crime, the city is full of mindless Brits who are also violent criminals. There are far better cities in the world, even NYC, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin are better. I wouldn't be surprised if cities in India and Africa were better. Certainly it is expensive, dirty and the pollution is getting worse all the time. Give it a wide miss if you can, most Brits would love to emigrate.
#Anonymous on May 20, 2016 :
Great if you are a super rich arab prince, russian oligarch, or city financial speculator, otherwise get the hell out, absurdly expensive. Multikulty nightmare. Not a city for families.
#Eoin on Apr 23, 2016 :
London is London. A massive city but that doesn't really mean anything other than there are loads of estates. Central London is cool. Nice skyline. Cool cafe's. Nightlife is obviously interesting. Extremely expensive. Over priced for most commodities.

However, for the young professional: If you have the chance to earn a decent salary and live in london for a few years, take it. You'll have a great time. But you will soon want to move and get the hell out of there.

My suggestion if you want to live in a city that has everything London offers but less polluted, populated and still has similar opportunities: Berlin or Dublin.
#Anonymous on Nov 25, 2015 :
quality of life my ass - ridiculous rents, shitty quality flats and houses, disgusting, filthy, ignorant fake and rude people everywhere, prices are only affordable for the queen, shitty salaries compared to cost of living. probably the personification of hell on earth. simple
#Anonymous on Oct 27, 2015 :
This city is a melting pot of shit. This is then liberal utopia you read about and now you're living in the hell you created. Muslims are taking over, house prices are ridiculous, and the stage is set for a collapse and rebirth under a new regime. Very disappointing. God save the Queen because nobody else can.
#Anonymous on Oct 27, 2015 :
Some Indian cities and towns have long crossed London in terms of quality of life and local purchasing power.
#Anonymous on Oct 04, 2015 :
City for individuals, not families. Unless you are fine with paying bills until you are 70.
#Anonymous on Jun 16, 2015 :
Food is cheap and varied, nightlife is decent, weather does whatever it does

Everything closes at 10 (24hr city my arse...), and house prices are a joke