Quality Of Life

Manchester is and always has been a great place for living life to the full – that’s part of the reason it was voted the Most Liveable City in the UK (The Economist, 2019) and the 3rd Best City in the World (TimeOut, 2021).

From the buzzing urban cool of the city centre and its international cultural attractions to the natural beauty of the Pennines and the Peak District; whether you are interested in music and the performing arts, sport and leisure or history and heritage, there is something to suit every lifestyle in Manchester.

The city is one of the most visited in the UK and being home to more than 100,000 students gives it a real vibrant edge, supporting its ranking ahead of London, New York and Rome as one of the world’s most liveable cities.

Living in Manchester, you get much more for your money, an important factor in recruiting and attracting people to work and live here. Manchester is also well served by educational establishments that are well represented in national rankings, which can be a crucial factor in more senior employees relocating to the city region.

House Prices

The lower cost of living in the Manchester city region, compared with the rest of the UK, means that salaries and hourly rates of pay can realistically remain competitive, without adversely affecting levels of personal disposable income. The following tables clearly show the North-South divide in terms of property prices, and the regional variations within Greater Manchester. Trafford and Stockport’s proximity to the affluent county of Cheshire account for the higher average prices in those areas.

Home values in Greater Manchester
Home values in the UK
Home values in London

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