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The 100 Best places to live in the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is the 15th most expensive and the 11th most liveable country.

Discover cost of living in the United Kingdom.

United KingdomLivabilityRank
Human freedom index
8.55
9
Gross Domestic Product per capita
$42944
23
GDPPC based on purchasing power
$45705
30
Life expectancy
81.2
29
Homicide rate
1.2
47
Road traffic mortality
3.1
13
Corruption perceptions index
80
14

We also take into account weighted mean city-specific parameters: air quality, airport proximity index, cost of living, after-tax salary, salary to expenses ratio, universities score.

Below is the list of 277 best cities & 11 states to live and work in the United Kingdom for singles and families ranked by quality & cost of living.

Best places to live in the United Kingdom infographic

Best states

RankStateLiveability ScoreCost of living
1England
93
$1788
2Wales
91
$1374
3Scotland
91
$1410
4Northern Ireland
91
$1298
5Isle of Man
59
$1460
6Gibraltar
53
$1941
7Bermuda
51
$2992
8Jersey
42
$2151
9Falkland Islands
41
$1609
10British Virgin Islands
35
$2200
11Saint Helena
32
$1225

Best cities to live in the United Kingdom

Best cities in the United Kingdom comparison