Amsterdam tops best city for Millennials list

Amsterdam is the best city for Millennials to live in, according to the results of a new survey.

The Dutch city tops a list of best cities for those aged between 18 and 34 to live in. The study, which was conducted by apartment listing aggregator NestPick, ranked cities on a wide range of factors, including housing, healthcare, transport, immigration tolerance and employment.

Amsterdam scored consistently well across most categories, aside from housing and employment, finishing with a total point score of 108.80. The German cities of Berlin and Munich were second and third respectively, with scores of 103.90 and 102.70.

The highest ranked non-European city was Vancouver in tenth place.

Austin was America’s highest ranked city in 41st place with a score of 86.20, while Australia’s highest ranked city was Melbourne in 66th place (74.80). Auckland, New Zealand fared much better, placed in 23rd with a score of 94.5.

The UK cities of London (16th), Manchester (21st) and Bristol (25th) all finished in the top 25 positions.

The lowest ranked city was Lima, Peru, with an overall score of 52.00, behind Turkey’s Istanbul (54.85) and Tokyo, Japan (55.25).

 “Millennials travel more at a younger age than any of their preceding generations; this gives them the possibility to find the perfect city for their personal needs” said Ömer Kücükdere Managing Director at Nestpick. “With aging populations cities must cater to the Millennial demographic in order to sustain a thriving economy.”

Top 10 cities for Millennials

1. Amsterdam, Netherlands – 108.80

2. Berlin, Germany – 103.90

3. Munich, Germany – 102.70

4. Lisbon, Portugal – 102.60

5. Antwerp, Belgium – 101.10

6. Barcelona, Spain – 101.00

7. Lyon, France – 100.80

8. Cologne, Germany – 100.75

9. Paris, France – 100.70

10. Vancouver, Canada – 100.50

Article published 19th April 2017