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This website shows you how much better or worse your life would be if you lived somewhere else

Josh Mcloughlin

Despite sky-high rents, pricey pints and many, many travel woes, London remains the best city in the world.

But Londoners love to swap stories about visiting friends in Berlin, Barcelona or Lisbon, finding out you can get a plush flat in a trendy part of town for a fraction of the cost of a damp, lounge-less flat in Zone 5, or how New York's subway was already 24 hours while the night tube was a distant pipedream.

But now a new website, Teleport Cities, has created a simple chart that compares the quality of life in cities around the world, using data on healthcare, housing, salaries, transport and more to tell you if you could be richer, healthier and happier somewhere else.

It’s bad news for skint Londoners, as Teleport ranks our city among the worst in the world for cost of living and housing. But London is still one of the highest ranked cities overall, scoring well in transport (they obviously didn't include the Piccadilly line in their dataset) healthcare – and most important of all, London ranked seventh globally for leisure & culture.

Still, we’ll probably stay put. Anyone for an expensive pint?

Got a case of city envy? Here are some more reasons to be envious – there's giant Tetris in Tel Aviv and Bordeaux has a wine theme park.


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