Sunderland, Aberdeen and Leeds have been ranked among the top cities for under-30s in a new quality of life index.
A OneFamily report has ranked all British cities with more than 200,000 inhabitants to find the happiest, most satisfying and cheapest places for young people over twenty who live and work.
He took into account the average incomes and the cost of living in each region, as well as the residents' opinion of the place of life.
Daily commutes and issues such as employment prospects, local real estate market and crime rates were also taken into account.
In all cities, Sunderland is ranked first for overall satisfaction, while those in York are the happiest.
Milton Keynes is the most profitable place to live, with the difference between the cost of living and the average income being the largest.
Although they are not part of the top 10, Wolverhampton residents are most satisfied with job prospects and work-life balance.
Elsewhere, those living in Leeds are the least likely to relocate, with only one in ten stating that they would leave with higher pay.
In contrast, 93% of Salford residents say they are ready to move for a better salary.
In London and Brighton, the cost of living, including commuting, housing and bills, is higher than the average wage, with costs representing respectively 110% and 123% of average income. In Milton Keynes, however, costs are only 60% of the average salary, which could improve quality of life.
Nici Audhlam-Gardiner, head of ISA Life at OneFamily, said, "If you're thinking of buying your first home, it's important to think carefully about where you want to live. People, green spaces and living close to family and friends are important, but it's also worth thinking about the cost of living because high costs could limit your overall satisfaction.
"If you have a field in mind, the next step is to study the job prospects of your sector and start saving by depositing the more you save money, the more your loan Mortgage will be low, so you'll have more disposable income, daily expenses and make the most of the benefits that your area can offer. "
Anyone wishing to know how his town or his village classified can use the interactive map of OneFamily, here.
Top 10 places of life
- Milton Keynes
Living places – depending on what you are looking for
Day to Day Satisfaction: Portsmouth
Work Satisfaction: Portsmouth
Cost of living satisfaction: Sunderland
Profitability (difference between average salary and costs associated with work / life): Milton Keynes
Minor concern for local security: Coventry
Less concerned about job prospects: Wolverhampton
Less concerned about the real estate market: Sunderland
Minor concern for work / life balance: Wolverhampton