Sick of hearing how millennial Londoners are spunking all their cash on avo toast, rather than a house deposit? Well, here’s some good news at last: London is the third best city in the world to live out your remote-working, selfie-taking, latte-guzzling, box flat-renting years. According to apartment search engine Nestpick’s ‘Millennial City Ranking’, London is the third best city to live in as a millennial, after Berlin and Montreal.
Which is pretty great, considering we only came sixteenth in last year’s ranking. London's high-quality university education helped it score third place, but – surprise, surprise – the city was marked one of the worst in terms of housing. According to the Financial Times, the average 22- to 29-year-old would need to save for more than 41 years to buy one of the cheapest homes in central London. Bleak.
Nestpick’s 2018 survey ranked 110 cities based on the major aspects of city life – jobs, housing, transport and tolerance – as well as things like good-quality nightlife and internet speed. We were pipped to the trophy by Berlin, which boasted a perfect score for nightlife, and Montreal, which scored highly for tolerance towards migrants. But judging by London’s unexplained improvement since last year, you might soon be living your best millennial life in the best millennial city. In the meantime, mine’s an avo toast.