As people in Manchester will tell you, they do things differently there. Spend more than a few hours in the city amongst its 2.7 million people and you’ll see just how. From its creative Northern Quarter to the world-class nightlife, to it’s booming food scene, Manchester is the city that bleeds originality. There’s no wonder why so many people are moving to live and work in the city.
Manchester has always been at the forefront of innovation — way back to when it was the world’s first industrial city. Today it’s no different. Home to the media city — where the BBC calls home— as well as one of the fastest growing start-up scenes in the UK, it lives its status as THE northern powerhouse. But it’s not just tech that makes Manchester great. It is a city that is everything that is great about the north of England — it’s why some see Manchester as the capital of the North.
Whereas Manchester has almost everything that London has to offer, it doesn’t have crippling living costs. As a teacher, it’s a great place to live. House prices are less than the national average, transport links are excellent, and schools are great too. On an average teaching salary, you will have a higher standard of living than you would in London, and almost any major city in the UK. With the peak district, lake district and the coast just a short trip away, Manchester is not just a great city itself, it offers everything you would ever want from life. If you can look past the city’s rain, moving to Manchester could well be the best move you’ll ever make.