Choosing somewhere to live as a young adult is a big decision, with factors such as affordability, wellbeing and nightlife often being among priorities for those looking to move. But which cities can offer the most for young adults?

To find out, we've evaluated the UK's most populated towns and cities based on some of the elements that are most important to young adults.

Methodology
Select Region: All East East Midlands London North East North West Scotland South East South West Wales West Midlands Yorkshire and the Humber
Rank
City/Town
Region
Young adult population
Rent
Salary
Mental wellbeing
4G coverage
Nightlife
Total Score /100

Methodology

Young adult definition: 18 to 35 years

Youth population %

ONS

18-35 year old populations for each city - ONS 2018/2019 Data.

Average rent per calendar month

Rightmove

Taken from Rightmove’s recently released study into renting around the UK.

Average full time salary

ONS

Taken from ONS data.

Mental wellbeing

ONS

An average regional score of residents wellbeing. Scored out of 35.

4G coverage %

OFCOM

An average of signal around buildings, outdoors, and on the roads within the city.

Nightlife venues per 10,000 young adults

Tripadvisor

Using TripAdvisor we found how many nightlife venues there were per 10,000 young adults in each city.

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