Despite its relatively small size, Europe is an incredibly exciting and diverse continent with something to offer everyone.
Whether you live within Europe or outside of it, there’s no doubt that it offers a range of truly u inquest experiences if you choose to head there on a holiday break.
The big question is how the continent, as a whole, stands up as so, ethereal to live and work.
There’s no doubting that Europe contains a number of influential financial and economic centers. Great examples of this would be Berlin, London, Paris, and Madrid.
Because of these very financially attractive locations, if you ever did consider moving to or within Europe, you’d likely put them on top of your list.
However, in light of recent social, political, and financial events, the cities which seem like the best to work in may not necessarily be the best.
1. Brexit and London
London is the biggest city in Europe and one of the most economically important cities in the entire world.
Because of this, it is an extremely attractive place to want to work. However, in recent years it has increasingly developed a microclimate for itself, distancing the living conditions within the city from the rest of the UK.
For example, just take a look at this post from the BBC News website, it explains how rental costs are climbing at a disproportionate rate to wages, meaning it is increasingly difficult to work and live in the city.
Obviously issues such as is could put you off wanting to work in London. However, there are other broader changes that are also beginning to affect where people want to work.
Because of the financial uncertainties which the UK faces following its decision to leave the European Union back in 2016, residents who feel uncomfortable with the result are increasingly considering moving elsewhere.
A rather staggering example of this was a recent study, which found that 4 in 10 doctors who were trained in Europe and work in the UK are considering leaving following the result of Brexit.
You can read more about this in a recent article posted on the ITV news website.
2. The Best European Cities to Work in [Research]
So, if the likes of London are becoming less favorable, which other European cities offer a better working life alternative?
Well, thanks to a new study taken out by silverdoor.co.uk, you, can see a whole host of potentially surprising locations.
The study is called ‘The Best European Cities To Work In 2017’ and the city which sits above all others in the final table of results is Bern, Switzerland. The top ten is as surprising as Bern.
- Bern, Switzerland
- Copenhagen, Denmark
- Berlin, Germany
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Minsk, Belarus
- Reykjavik, Iceland
- Vienna, Austria
- Vilnius, Moldova
- Oslo, Norway
- Brussels, Belgium
Aside from Berlin, many of the traditional financial centers of Europe don’t feature anywhere near the top of the table. London is the next biggest city to feature but sits way further down at 18th place.
These results were compiled by comparing five different criteria. Each city was analyzed on its cost of living, average salary, unemployment rate, traffic commute and average hours worked.
The figures on each city were taken from local official government stats and from the cost of living website Numbeo.
You can read the whole table and see where every European capital city featured by clicking here.