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Experts have confirmed what those of us living in the city already know to be true. Yes, that's right lads, Manchester is the UK's best city to live in.
Manchester was the highest ranking UK city in the Global Liveability Survey, compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The survey scores cities across the globe out of 100 in the areas of healthcare, education, stability, culture and environment and infrastructure.
Manchester scored 88.8 out of a 100 and has climbed three places to rank at 43 overall. London, on the other hand, scored 87.2 - rightly 10 places lower than Manchester.
Manchester is fucking sick to be honest and it rightly deserves its place as Britain's best city. The only way the city could be better is if it was in Yorkshire, which would probably make it the greatest city in the world.
Tourism bosses have said that they weren't surprised given how lit the city is.
Sheona Southern, Managing Director of Marketing Manchester, told Manchester Evening News: "It's very exciting to see that Manchester has once again been rated as the most liveable city in the UK and one of the top 50 globally. Results like this show that the city's ongoing growth is of global significance.
"Of course thanks to our comprehensive transport infrastructure, fantastic cultural offering, and ongoing property boom, it's really no surprise that Manchester keeps proving to be a major destination on the world stage.
"We're seeing this reflected not only in terms of liveability, but also from the growing numbers of people wanting to visit the city. The strength of the city's tourism offer is being increasingly recognised across the world, most recently by Lonely Planet naming Manchester in its Best in Travel 2016."
Nice one Manchester. Keep doing what you do.
Words by James Dawson