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.
The UK’s youngest city
Manchester came out on top for the percentage of young adults making up the population, at 38.57%.1 of 6...
The cheapest regional rent
Newcastle upon Tyne, in the North East, had the lowest average rent of all the cities we studied.2 of 6...
The UK's best paid city
Workers in London can earn a pretty penny. In fact, as the UK’s best-paid city, the average full-time worker in the capital can earn £47,089 a year.3 of 6...
The UK’s region of wellness
The east of England was the highest scoring region in a survey into mental wellbeing, with average scores hitting 25.5/35.4 of 6...
The most connected city
In a recent Ofcom study, Reading came out on top with the highest percentage of 4G coverage in the city at 93.95%.5 of 6...
The UK’s choice night out
Plymouth came out on top of the nightlife venues, with a massive 27 venues per 10,000 young adults6 of 6...
Youth population %ONS
18-35 year old populations for each city - ONS 2018/2019 Data.
Average rent per calendar monthRightmove
Taken from Rightmove’s recently released study into renting around the UK.
Average full time salaryONS
Taken from ONS data.
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 adultsTripadvisor
Using TripAdvisor we found how many nightlife venues there were per 10,000 young adults in each city.