Quality of Life in London, United Kingdom

Purchasing Power Index 75.62   Moderate
Safety Index 46.79   Moderate
Health Care Index 70.80   High
Climate Index 88.25   Very High
Cost of Living Index 79.45   High
Property Price to Income Ratio 17.46   Very High
Traffic Commute Time Index 44.08   High
Pollution Index 58.23   Moderate
ƒ Quality of Life Index: 125.12   Moderate

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Last update: June 2022

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11 Comments so far
Michael Wilson on Jun 19, 2022:
Jack here is dead wrong. I'm from the UK, there's no other city in the UK that offers a much as London - culturally and for work opportunities.

Moved here in 1998 having lived in Birmingham, Southampton, Leeds. Never looked back. I love London.

On the downside a lot of the interesting bits are being ever more gentrified which is slowly killing the character of the place. But that can happen to every big city.
Jack on Feb 03, 2022:
If you're foreign, you'll love London. If you're from the UK, you'll hate it because you know there's much more to offer in other parts of the country.
Anonymous on Oct 18, 2021:
I have been vaccinated with 2 doses of Covaxin. Will I be allowed to enter into British Antarctic Territory? Can someone tell me.
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.