The capital of the north has been ranked the 28th most livable city in the world and the UK's number one in The Economist's prestigious annual ranking.
The Global Livability Index is published each year by The Economist, ranking 173 cities according to the quality of life for its residents. It bases its results on factors such as healthcare, education, infrastructure, stability and environment.
Ranked at number 28 worldwide, Manchester retained its place as the highest rated city in the UK, above London which came in at number 33. It also beat some serious heavyweights such as New York, Barcelona and Milan.