For the second year running Manchester has been named as one the top 50 cities in the world according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest liveability survey, 11 places ahead of London.
The latest Economist Intelligence Unit global liveability survey places Manchester 42nd, up from last year’s position of 46th. Vancouver has held its position at the top of the table.
Angie Robinson, Chief Executive of MIDAS, said: “It’s excellent news for the region that Manchester has maintained its position in the top 50 global cities. Manchester’s lifestyle offer is such a vital part of what MIDAS serves to promote and this news further strengthens the region’s proposition as a world-class location in which to live, work and invest.”
The Economist Intelligence Unit’s liveability rating, part of the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey, quantifies the challenges that might be presented to an individual’s lifestyle in 140 cities worldwide. Each city is assigned a score for over 30 qualitative and quantitative factors across five broad categories: stability; healthcare; culture and environment; education; and infrastructure.