Manchester has been named the best UK city to live in

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It’s official, Manchester has been named the best UK city to live in once again.

As a Mancunian, or at least someone who lives/visits/loves the city, this will come as no surprise to you, but it’s nice to have official confirmation I guess.

The Economist has released its Global Liveability Index for 2019, and Manchester took the top spot in the UK again.

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In case you are unaware, we were also the United Kingdom’s most liveable city last year as well, and have been number one numerous times in the past.

On top of that, we also came in as the 38th most liveable city in the world, which is quite an achievement in itself.

The worldwide liveability table ranks 140 cities on a whole load of different factors, like crime rates, education, access to healthcare, and political and social stability.

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Globally, Vienna was ranked the most liveable city, with Melbourne, Sydney, Osaka and Calgary making up the rest of the top five.

As for the least liveable, Damascus took the top spot - unsurprising as the Syrian capital has been caught up in a bloody civil war for the last eight years. Lagos, Dhaka, Tripoli and Karachi made up the rest of the top five.

The top ten most liveable cities:

1) Vienna

2) Melbourne

3) Sydney

4) Osaka

5) Calgary

6) Vancouver

7) Toronto

8) Tokyo

9) Copenhagen

10) Adelaide

And the top ten least liveable cities:

1) Damascus

2) Lagos

3) Dhaka

4) Tripoli

5) Karachi

6) Port Moresby

7) Harare

8) Douala

9) Algiers

10) Caracas

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