Aberdeen has been rated the best place to live in the UK, based on job opportunities, average salary and house price affordability, analysis from Adzuna has revealed.
Other strong areas are Preston, Newport, Liverpool and Carlisle.
The most affordable spot for renters is Hull, where under 17% of renters’ salary goes towards paying rent.
Andrew Hunter, co-founder of Adzuna, said: “Whilst London was naturally the city with the highest earnings, it was interesting to see more of a regional spread making up the other high-earners, with Cardiff not far behind and other cities like Birmingham and Newport also ranking highly.
“However, we know that finding the best place to live for your needs isn’t always about where you can earn the most money. In fact, our analysis found that some of the highest earning locations offer much less when it comes to job opportunities, or value for money when it comes to paying rent.
“We wanted to share these findings to help job seekers make an informed decision, especially if they are considering relocating.”
Cambridge was found to be the best city for job opportunities, with over 10,000 live vacancies and just over 3,000 unemployed residents.
However, with average house prices is £446,167 and rent averages at £1,225 per month, 38% of residents’ average salary over the year.