Research has shown that San Francisco is the best choice for people who want to live, with Sydney in second place. More interesting findings were revealed in these surveys.
Big cities have a lot to offer, from art galleries, shows, colorful nightlife venues, dining halls to fuses of different cultures and public transportation, but they also have their downsides. Noise, pollution, higher costs and of course, minimal space can be major factors in deciding if a city is right for you. Small towns, on the other hand, can have the same subtle metropolitan areas and have that great "small town" feel. It’s a really strong sense of community that draws people together and actually knows who is who.
Further exploring this, a survey was conducted across 1000 people across America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The results showed which places are best for life along with the factors that play in deciding where to live.
Of all the participants globally, San Francisco was the best choice of place for people to live
San Francisco seems to have won in this despite its economic condition. After all, the cove is what defines this city best. But who could also forget the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Cupid's Span and Fisherman's Wharf! No wonder many have chosen this as their number one choice. Interestingly, the port city of Sydney is in second place with Amsterdam. London and New York were tied for fourth place. A fierce call between Big Ben and the Big Apple.
More women chose San Francisco, while more men chose Sydney
San Francisco may have been the best employee choice, but women are 25% more likely to choose this position than men. However, the complete opposite was true when it came to Sydney. Men were 8 times more likely to choose this city than women. Any guesses why?
People prefer to live in more urban / urban areas than in rural ones
47% preferred to live in urban / urban areas, while only 10% preferred rural space. Quite a difference considering what each has to offer. Although the city is at a much faster pace of life, there seems to be a lower interest in peace in the countryside. Suburbs, on the other hand, follow just below urban / urban areas where 43% prefer them.
Employment opportunities are given a little more value
Things that people value differ in deciding where to live. About 5 out of 10 participants found employment opportunities important in this regard. As for others, such as cultural and entertainment, climate and climate, openness and openness to life, only 4 in 10 participants consider it important.
Different regions have different values
As with everything, depending on where you are from, it will dictate to you what values are most important. For example, Americans value job opportunities the most. Nearly 64% thought it played a role in deciding where to live. Similarly, Asians place the highest emphasis on employment opportunities, with 55% believing it. Europeans, on the other hand, valued cultural and entertainment venues as much as their friendly family.
Where do you think is the best place to live? Would you rather live in an urban, suburban or rural area?