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Quality of Life in Manchester, United Kingdom

Purchasing Power Index 103.07   High
Safety Index 46.05   Moderate
Health Care Index 76.89   High
Climate Index 87.01   Very High
Cost of Living Index 73.97   Moderate
Property Price to Income Ratio 6.73   Low
Traffic Commute Time Index 42.05   Moderate
Pollution Index 55.04   Moderate
ƒ Quality of Life Index: 152.17   Very High

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Last update: May 2018

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7 Comments so far

#A.Nonimous. on Apr 18, 2018 :
I viewed this site to understand more about European Cities and culture as I am travelling across Europe this summer.

Being a true Mancunian (that's somebody from Manchester for you ignorant to the term), I checked out the same details for my home town- Manchester, where I was born and worked for the first thirty years of my career prior to a stint in Dubai and Sydney.

I really can't believe some of the comments about Manchester, obviously the contributors have no real knowledge of what is a very progressive, culturally focused and welcoming city, as the region is in general.

"It rains everyday"..come on, it is presently 22 degrees and sunny, in April as I write this.

"It's a shithole"..really?...Manchester city centre, like any other, suffers from litter louts but it certainly isn't a "shithole" by any means, it has a vibrant centre, great architecture, and benefits from many places of interest.

In Victorian times, Manchester was famous for being first at many, many things but given the ignorance of some of the contributors they wouldn't understand how to discover that- the list includes the world's first commercial airport, the world's first railway, the first place the atom was split, the first "skyscraper" in England...etc etc.

Manchester was also the centre of cotton trading and production in Victorian times and is now home to a couple of great universities specialising in science and technology, something Manchester is steeped in, remember A.V Roe who built the Lancaster and Vulcan bombers that defended the country throughout WWII and the cold war?...both proudly built in Manchester.

The list goes on, we have plenty to be proud of in Manchester so before knocking it, do your homework please.
#Rob on Mar 05, 2018 :
North Manchester is better than south obviously. Whitefield, Prestwich they re all nice areas.
East and south is just dive. Avoid places like Moss Side, Rusholme, Clayton, Droylsden etc...
#Timo on Sep 17, 2017 :
Sad to see such negative comments. As regards buildings we have now more skyscrapers being built than any city outside London. Also North Manchester is not all rough. The first houses sold for a million many years ago in Greater Manchester were built in wonderful North Manchester.
In Whitefield
.Is easy to have a go at what do not know?

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#Anonymous on Apr 11, 2017 :
I must admit I have seen nothing I Manchester to recommend it the down town looks so run down and the only 'skyscraper' is a silly shape when it should have been cool
#Anonymous on Jan 05, 2017 :
It is quite a depressing place to live and work. Especially in Salford. There is rubbish everywhere, and the people are rough.
#Gabo on Jul 23, 2016 :
If you move to Manchester go to the south. North Manchester is so kind of third world, full of Brexiters and third world inmigrants. Manchester city centre is full of young progessionals.The South is nice, places like Hazel Grove, Poynton, Wilmslow, Didsley, Alderley Edge and Bramhall.
Work and education are superb, the only thing is the weather, it rains everyday.The city is cheap.
#Anonymous on Jul 02, 2016 :
The city is a cesspit. It is violent, it is awash with poverty, with third world unemployed migrants, no work, and just an awful place to live. It does have a decent University and if you come as a student, with some money and are very careful about where you go after dark so as not to get injured in a robbery or random violence, it is ok for an education. Other than that, don't even think about relocating to Manchester. Actually, anywhere in the UK is pretty much a shit hole.