Edinburgh second in the WORLD for quality of life

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Edinburgh has been ranked second in a quality of life survey undertaken by Deutsche Bank – coming second only to Wellington in New Zealand.

The study, which looked at 47 cities around the globe, examined everything from salaries and rents, to the price of dates.

Edinburgh’s low commuting time meant dwellers of the city spend the least amount of time travelling to work out of any of the cities analysed. It also ranked high in healthcare satisfaction and low pollution levels, coming second and third, respectively.

The survey also said that the city scored sixth on property prices against income, and tenth in terms of safety.

When it came to salary, however, auld reekie was ranked lower down the scale at 24th, with the typical net salary after taxes reaching £1,776 a month – 53 per cent of the average salary earned by someone living in New York, and just a third of the amount that those living in Zurich earn, which nabbed first place.

Unsurprisingly, Edi also scored the lowest on climate and cost of living at 24th and 25th on the list.

However, the report said: “Edinburgh is a consistent all rounder. Decent opportunities, average costs but less stressful living/working conditions assuming you agree with the climate score.”

It added: “There is no perfect way of calculating this but we wanted to stimulate debate and highlight how cities rank on subjective quality-of-life variables.” The study also looked at costs such as a typical date, with Edinburgh ranking 14th most expensive to wine and dine a loved one.”

Deutsche Bank stated that the world’s “mega cities” like Tokyo New York, Paris, London, Shanghai and Mumbai inevitably rank very low mostly due to high living costs, crime, pollution and commuting time.

The report added: “One person’s long commute may be another person’s chance to catch-up on Netflix. Megacity dwellers may also forsake short-term quality of life for aspirational reasons with these cities providing more upside rewards from the average for those most successful.”