Manchester - along with Paris in France - has recorded the biggest improvement over the past 12 months in the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Global Liveability Index.
The survey assesses which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions. It gives each place a rating for five different factors:
- Stability - the prevelance of crime, and the threats of terror, unrest or conflict
- Culture & Environment
Manchester has been placed 35th on the 2018 list, 16 places higher than it's 2017 ranking, and above London which was placed at 48th.
The report highlights the improvement of Manchester and Paris, saying: "Of the top-ranked cities, Paris in France and Manchester in the UK recorded the biggest improvements over the past 12 months, both in overall scores and stability ratings. Although they have been subject to high-profile terrorist attacks in recent years, which have shaken stability and led to cumbersome security measures, both cities have shown resilience in the face of adversity."
The list was topped by Vienna in Austria, which displacing Melbourne in Australia to end the city's record seven consecutive years at the head of the survey.