Very high prices for housing and rising rates of criminal activity make the capital less and less friendly for those who give birth to kids and grows children here .
Agency MoneySupermarket analyzed the statistics of British cities for such indicators as the cost of housing and rent, average salaries, the rating of schools, the availability of parks and relaxation zones and the level of criminality. And named the cities where families with children feel the most comfortable, and those where life with the child can turn into a total hard labor.
London topped the list of unfavorable cities of the country for family life and parenthood because of sky-high housing prices and deteriorating criminal situation. The average cost of a house in the capital which is about 484 thousand pounds sterling, makes London much less affordable for families with their level of mandatory expenditures than Manchester, Liverpool or Edinburgh, where the opportunities for the socialization of children are at a high level, but the cost of living is significantly lower.
Newcastle is recognized as the most convenient and affordable for young families: the average cost of housing there is 161 255 pounds, that is, three times lower than in London, and indicators also meet all other criteria. In particular, Newcastle has 28 medium schools that have been certified for "excellent" by the supervising authority Ofsted, and the level of greening and availability of rest areas is higher than in all other cities in the rating.
As for London, in the company with the Northern Ireland cities Newry and Armagh, it is in last place on the level of social disadvantage; Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield and Glasgow are recognized only a little more friendly to families with children.