Quality of Life in London, United Kingdom

Purchasing Power Index 83.83   Moderate
Safety Index 46.92   Moderate
Health Care Index 71.12   High
Climate Index 88.25   Very High
Cost of Living Index 89.39   Moderate
Property Price to Income Ratio 13.24   High
Traffic Commute Time Index 43.81   Moderate
Pollution Index 58.67   Moderate
ƒ Quality of Life Index: 131.67   High

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Last update: June 2021

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11 Comments so far
Siddhi udeshi on Apr 08, 2021:
Can an undergraduate from india get a job in london
Reese Macbeth on Apr 07, 2021:
London is one of the world's great cities. It has the best mix of culture, kultur and couture of anywhere I've lived. The city beggars parallel. Beautiful. Dynamic. Competitive. Cosmopolitan. Historical. Manic. Hideous. Relentless. 300+ languages. A third of Londoners were foreign born. 50+ distinct non-indigenous neighbourhood (i.e. 10,000+ families, like a Chinatown etc). This is a good thing!

There are only two downsides to London: it's expensive (if you are on a regular wage) and it's attached to the rest of the United Kingdom, like a chain-gang. Londoners were overwhelmingly against Brexit, on self-evident principle. Much of the rest of the UK was pro-Brexit, riding a wave of self-sabotaging prejudice.

Fortunately the rest of the UK is as irrelevant as the American flyover states or Australia.
A.Pops on Mar 16, 2021:
Lived there for almost half a year. Made around 2k/month, lived in a shared apartment in east end, traveled mostly by metro and went out for a beer and something to eat around 2-3 times a week. My wife and i are very frugal and not generally big spenders, so don’t imagine we went to fancy restaurants, we generally prefer the local pubs and ethnic restaurants. These 2k were enough for us to barely get by. Having another income to propel us to 3.5k a month was great, still for the bare minimum nothing lavish, we were barely able to save 1k of that. The city is amazing and would move back in a heartbeat, but to be frank the cost of living compared to the wages sets me back a bit (nevermind pandemic bla bla)
Mellor on Jan 10, 2021:
John Kay just loves to boast about his wages.
John Kay on Nov 18, 2020:
I spend a lot of time in London for work and it is truly a wonderful city. If you are in to history, cultural events, nights out on the town you'd have a hard time beating it. I've started my research as the company would like to move me out there. My pretax salary would be about (estimated) 270K GBP annually it is cheaper than here in San Francisco so I may take a slight haircut in wages. I make base salary of 392 USD now so my 270K is a guess.
Roger Dale on Jul 09, 2020:
A superb cultural centre, great job opportunities but accommodation very expensive.
Jason on Jul 07, 2020:
This place is terrible, overly priced property and crime everywhere, AVOID.
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:
hi
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]

AND HOW MUCH AMOUND SAVING PER MONTH [AVERAGE]
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.