Liverpool is voted as one of the friendliest cities in the UK. It’s known for its communal spirit and cultural history, and is a tourist hot spot!
It is a well-known fact that Liverpool offers a cost of living which is significantly lower than many cities across the UK.
It is no surprise that across the board, when compared to London, it's less expensive:
- Consumer prices are almost 19 percent lower
- Renting is 65 percent cheaper
- Eating out is 12 percent cheaper
- Cost of buying food 14.5 percent cheaper.
Families can save too, as things such as monthly utility bills and childcare costs are comparatively less expensive.
Liverpool doesn’t just give London a run for its money, the cost of living in other cities such as Manchester, Birmingham, Cambridge, Edinburgh and Glasgow are also more expensive.
There is no doubt about it, Liverpool is one of the best cities to live in when it comes to having more money to spend at the end of the month once all your commitments are covered.
One of the most appealing facts about Liverpool’s housing market is the low cost of property.
For a city with great accessibility, a vast supply of entertainment venues, attractions, and the friendliness of Liverpudlians, it makes for an incredibly popular locality.
Local transport is accessible wherever you are, but if you’re thinking of moving here, here’s a brief overview of popular areas:
- Liverpool City Centre
If you enjoy a fast-paced lifestyle with restaurants and bars on your doorstep, gyms within walking distance, and the waterfront close by for walks or a jog, the city centre is the place for you! You’re also near to the Mersey Tunnel so can easily travel to Wirral and Chester.
The house prices are more expensive in South Liverpool as you’re only a 10-minute drive from the city centre, as well as having access to two large parks - Sefton Park and Calderstones Park. Lark Lane is home to many restaurants and bars so offers the perfect outing without the drive into the city. It’s also popular with families due to the good schools.
This is one of the most affordable areas in the city. Home to Liverpool Football Club, you’re right in the heart of the city here. Bus routes are easily accessible. Don’t worry about football match parking – most streets have permit parking.
This is one of the most affordable areas in the city. Home to Everton Football Club, The Life Rooms and Clock View Hospital. You’re just a stones throw away from the city. Bus routes are easily accessible.
Liverpool remains a very diverse city, adding to the city’s excellent community spirit. It will also be hosting the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, bringing together talent from across Europe.
Liverpool is famous for being the home of the largest Chinese Arch in the whole of Europe.
Liverpool’s historic docks also mean the city is home to the oldest black community in the whole of the UK. Some Black Liverpudlians can trace back their lineage in the city ten generations.
Liverpool provides a wide range of schools to residents. The city is home to 149 state funded schools, 13 independent schools, several further education colleges and three universities. You can view all schools and colleges in Merseyside here.
Local transport in Liverpool City Region prides itself on its accessibility, making travel around the area easy for all. Merseytravel website provides accessibility information on each mode of transport in the area, as well as access guides, useful contacts and links to learn more. Whilst you’re here, local travel centres can help with information on getting around.
The city attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists each year and is the sixth most visited city in the UK.
Among Liverpool’s many attributes are its unique attractions, exciting events, world-class sports offerings, and unrivalled musical heritage.
A good place to begin your exploration of the city is by visiting the main attractions.
Here are what are considered the best things to do in Liverpool:
- Liverpool Cathedral – www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk
- The World Museum – www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/world-museum
- Albert Dock – www.albertdock.com
- The Beatles Story – www.beatlesstory.com
- Walker Art Gallery – www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker-art-gallery
- International Slavery Museum – www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/international-slavery-museum
- Anfield Stadium – www.liverpoolfc.com/info/anfield
- Goodison Park Stadium - www.evertonfc.com/tickets/stadium-tours
Knowsley covers several towns and villages, including Kirkby, Prescot, Huyton, Whiston, Halewood, Cronton and Stockbridge Village. It's home to Knowsley Safari Park, the Trans Pennine cycling trail, and the brand new Shakespeare North Playhouse. These areas also have motorways at easy access.
Sefton consists of towns and villages, including Maghull, Bootle, Crosby, Formby, and Southport and surrounding areas. These boroughs are set back from the hustle and bustle of Liverpool city centre, but with great public transport links, you're never too far away. Motorways are easily accessible.
- St Helens
Home of St Helens Rugby League Club, located midway between Liverpool and Manchester, St Helens is a central place for exploring the North West. It's home of the 'Dream' statue, where you can also complete the Circular Walk at Sutton Manor Woodlands.
Sat on the other side of the River Mersey, Wirral is just a 20 minute drive from Liverpool city centre. It has plenty of outdoor spaces for walking and cycling. You're also not too far from Chester and North Wales.
According to the 'Parent Power Sunday Times’ Schools Guide 2022', there are several schools in Merseyside ranking in the top 100 schools in the country.
Mersey Travel operates buses, trains and ferries in Merseyside.
If driving, you have access to the Mersey Tunnels, The Mersey Gateway Bridge, and motorways.