1. Property prices:
Despite rising prices across the UK, the average property price in Manchester falls at £211,748 – less than half of the price of the average property price in London, where the average house price is in excess of £580,000.
The same difference can be seen in the cost of rent per month. A 1 bedroom apartment in the city centre of Manchester can cost you an average of £734 whereas in London it will set you back over double the amount, costing an average of £1,649!
2. Cost of living:
Figures have shown the inconsistency in living expenses. Estimating a cost £4,439 per month to live in London and to keep up the same standard of living in Manchester, it would cost significantly less, falling down to £2,900 per month.
Manchester is home to a multitude of thriving business districts, proving to be popular sites for headquarters, northern offices and even new-start ups. From Spinningfields to Salford’s Media city – the home of the BBC and ITV in the north – there are many huge employers across all kinds of industries, particularly in the digital and media sectors but also the retail sector as Manchester is home to the famous Trafford Centre and Arndale Centre.
Manchester has adopted one of the best developed public transportation networks in the country. From taxis to buses, trains to trams – Manchester is very well connected. Also, one of the most important motorways Manchester is linked to is the M62; this makes the city accessible from a wide range of densely populated regions, making it a popular place to work and visit.
And not to forget Manchester is also home to the 3rd busiest airport in the UK, behind Heathrow and Gatwick, with direct flights to everywhere from Hong Kong to Dubai to New York City.
As one of the largest cities in the UK, Manchester isn’t short of things to do. Being home to 2 of the largest football clubs in the world, sport is a huge attraction for the region. The Manchester Arena also hosts a range of events from concerts to major boxing matches which attracts over 1 million attendees every year.
There are many popular hotspots including Deansgate, The Printworks and the trendy Northern Quarter, which offers a range of fun things to do. Whether you fancy a drink after work in some of the city’s best independent bars or fancy having a browse around its emporiums and independent shops – The Northern Quarter has it all.
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