A new survey has revealed that a fifth of workers feel that rising living costs are likely to result in them relocating to a more affordable location.
Researching the UK cities where workers can find the best work-life balance, the first Totaljobs Quality of Living Index found that Edinburgh came top of the list with the highest scores for overall quality of living.
Edinburgh was found to offer residents higher rates of local happiness, access to affordable housing and the best commute times.
The 2023 Quality of Life ranking is as follows:
- Cardiff / Newcastle / Nottingham / Portsmouth / Sheffield
- Belfast / Birmingham
Data shows that those aged 18-34 are less satisfied with their local city than those aged 55+ (85% vs 90%).
As many as 75% of the younger generation are considering relocating, with many choosing to delay major life milestones, such as buying a property (32%) and having children (24%), due to the cost-of-living crisis.