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No surprise that so many German cities are at the top - I usually find them a delight when visiting on business. Berlin should be near the top IMHO, though I guess it's pulled down by it's economic probs.

Can't believe London is top ranked for the UK - give me Edinburgh or Manchester any day! I quite liked London a few decades ago. Pity the city fathers have lost sight of the important things in life. Feel nastily chaotic these days, and loads of aggro.

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Alas, most of the work is there or there abouts... well, for people like me... Was doing a search yesterday for work in my skillset and my heart sank when I realised that all of it was in London...

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Alas, most of the work is there or there abouts... well, for people like me... Was doing a search yesterday for work in my skillset and my heart sank when I realised that all of it was in London...

Maybe look outside the UK?

A change of country can be a very good experience, both for the career and for yourself.

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I was born and raised in London and have lived in (for a year) and visited Vienna all my life (my mum's Viennese).

Vienna is nice if you like an undynamic, socialist, over-bureaucratic and xenophobic city.

Just don't be different, or expect anything to be done efficiently, or to have the opportunity to do anything interesting or be rewarded for it.

In many respects it's great, but I just found it by turns dull and irritating.

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I was born and raised in London and have lived in (for a year) and visited Vienna all my life (my mum's Viennese).

Vienna is nice if you like an undynamic, socialist, over-bureaucratic and xenophobic city.

Just don't be different, or expect anything to be done efficiently, or to have the opportunity to do anything interesting or be rewarded for it.

In many respects it's great, but I just found it by turns dull and irritating.

On the other hand, they're probably all shagging like rabbits.

Especially your mum.

I hear she put the 'V' in Viennese.

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On the other hand, they're probably all shagging like rabbits.

Especially your mum.

I hear she put the 'V' in Viennese.

What I find amusing is not so much the content of the post, rather the fact that you felt the need to edit it.

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At the risk of stating the obvious the cost of housing is the biggie for London.

I went for a drink with a friend last night. She had just got a £20k payrise, taking basic up to £120k, total including bonus & benefits a mite over £150k.

We basically concluded that it didn't make a blind bit of difference to her quality of life. She was already earning more than enough to buy all the luxuries such as clothes, holidays, meals, and so on that she could ever want and still, after the payrise, wouldn't be able to buy a nice roomy family house, the sort of thing a schoolteacher with a housewife at home would probably have been able to buy in in the 50s or 60s, without taking on well north of half a million pounds in debt, comfortably affordable in a static sense on her salary but not something you'd really want to consider in a high pressure job with scope for sacking or burnout & a possible desire to have children sooner rather than later...

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This list looks like a random list and completely subjective. I've lived in Auckland, Wellington, Dublin, Seattle and London. I cannot understand how Dublin or London can even feature in the top 100. Dublin is a very dirty cramped little city where you have to fight your way to work. London is the same but with even higher priced homes.

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i'm going to stick up for London. I often head there for weekends when i want excitement, 24hr have/do anything I like, eat great food, wander through historic places, shop in great shops.

Seriously, going from Cardiff to london is like being let out of a cage for the first time.

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Alas, most of the work is there or there abouts... well, for people like me... Was doing a search yesterday for work in my skillset and my heart sank when I realised that all of it was in London...

Yep, it's great if you live there. All the QE and bailout money landed in the City. They are awash with cash, it's like another world. When is the rest of the country going to get a piece?

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On the other hand, they're probably all shagging like rabbits.

Especially your mum.

I hear she put the 'V' in Viennese.

not a V, surely a double dip?

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Having lived and worked in London for 20 years, we returned to the Midlands about 18 months ago. I think London is terrific and is one of the worlds most exciting cities. The culture is brilliant and theres tons to do. Work wise it has lots going for it. I love being back in the Midlands though. Even if you hate the culture/greed of the City you can't say London isn't rammed full of history, fantastic architecture and brilliant free museums and galleries

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Having lived and worked in London for 20 years, we returned to the Midlands about 18 months ago. I think London is terrific and is one of the worlds most exciting cities. The culture is brilliant and theres tons to do. Work wise it has lots going for it. I love being back in the Midlands though. Even if you hate the culture/greed of the City you can't say London isn't rammed full of history, fantastic architecture and brilliant free museums and galleries

And parks and jobs. And you don't have to drive to get around.

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At the risk of stating the obvious the cost of housing is the biggie for London.

I went for a drink with a friend last night. She had just got a £20k payrise, taking basic up to £120k, total including bonus & benefits a mite over £150k.

We basically concluded that it didn't make a blind bit of difference to her quality of life. She was already earning more than enough to buy all the luxuries such as clothes, holidays, meals, and so on that she could ever want and still, after the payrise, wouldn't be able to buy a nice roomy family house, the sort of thing a schoolteacher with a housewife at home would probably have been able to buy in in the 50s or 60s, without taking on well north of half a million pounds in debt, comfortably affordable in a static sense on her salary but not something you'd really want to consider in a high pressure job with scope for sacking or burnout & a possible desire to have children sooner rather than later...

Yep that's London.

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Having lived and worked in London for 20 years, we returned to the Midlands about 18 months ago. I think London is terrific and is one of the worlds most exciting cities. The culture is brilliant and theres tons to do. Work wise it has lots going for it. I love being back in the Midlands though. Even if you hate the culture/greed of the City you can't say London isn't rammed full of history, fantastic architecture and brilliant free museums and galleries

That's London too!

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At the risk of stating the obvious the cost of housing is the biggie for London.

I went for a drink with a friend last night. She had just got a £20k payrise, taking basic up to £120k, total including bonus & benefits a mite over £150k.

We basically concluded that it didn't make a blind bit of difference to her quality of life. She was already earning more than enough to buy all the luxuries such as clothes, holidays, meals, and so on that she could ever want and still, after the payrise, wouldn't be able to buy a nice roomy family house, the sort of thing a schoolteacher with a housewife at home would probably have been able to buy in in the 50s or 60s, without taking on well north of half a million pounds in debt, comfortably affordable in a static sense on her salary but not something you'd really want to consider in a high pressure job with scope for sacking or burnout & a possible desire to have children sooner rather than later...

Sums up people living/working in London and similar places who get paid loadsamoney to finance a lifestyle that destroys the soul.

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At the risk of stating the obvious the cost of housing is the biggie for London.

I went for a drink with a friend last night. She had just got a £20k payrise, taking basic up to £120k, total including bonus & benefits a mite over £150k.

We basically concluded that it didn't make a blind bit of difference to her quality of life. She was already earning more than enough to buy all the luxuries such as clothes, holidays, meals, and so on that she could ever want and still, after the payrise, wouldn't be able to buy a nice roomy family house, the sort of thing a schoolteacher with a housewife at home would probably have been able to buy in in the 50s or 60s, without taking on well north of half a million pounds in debt, comfortably affordable in a static sense on her salary but not something you'd really want to consider in a high pressure job with scope for sacking or burnout & a possible desire to have children sooner rather than later...

Why not rent? It's so much cheaper.

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