Manchester has been named among the world’s 50 most liveable cities according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest liveability survey, ahead of London, New York, Rome, Milan and Singapore and equal ranking with Seattle.
The latest Economist Intelligence Unit global liveability survey places London (51st) and Manchester (46th) in the top tier of places to live. Vancouver remains top of the league table and Harare sits at the bottom.
Colin Sinclair, Chief Executive of MIDAS, said: “Manchester’s ranking as the top UK city and the only UK city in the top 50 globally in this highly respected piece of research is recognition of the hard work of MIDAS and our partner agencies, including Marketing Manchester, to promote the City Region as a great place in which to live and work.
“The ranking confirms Manchester’s burgeoning status on the national and international stage but no-one involved in the promotion of the City Region is complacent and we are working even harder at MIDAS in the recession to attract national and international investment whilst supporting those international businesses that have already chosen Manchester as their home.”
The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Liveability Ranking, part of the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey, assesses living conditions in 140 cities around the world by assigning a rating of relative comfort for over 30 qualitative and quantitative factors across five broad categories: stability; healthcare; culture and environment; education; and infrastructure.