These are the best and worst places to live in the United Kingdom

Edinburgh is the best place to live in the whole of the UK, according to a quality of life index.

According to research from, the Scottish capital has the lowest crime rate, cheap petrol and energy bills, and high salaries, at an average of £29,500 a year.

Bradford came out bottom, with high unemployment, one of the lowest disposable household incomes (£13,654) and one of the highest average weekly rents (£92.60).

Four parts of Scotland make it into the top ten, while Northern Ireland is at the bottom of the list.

Best places to live:

1) Edinburgh

2) Solihull

3) Hertfordshire

4) Northumberland

5) South Lanarkshire

6) Berkshire

7) Darlington

8) North Lanarkshire

9) York

10) Inverclyde, East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire

Worst places to live:

1) Bradford

2) Kingston Upon Hull

3) North of Northern Ireland

4) Western Isles

5) West and South of Northern Ireland

6) Blackpool

7) Devon

8) Central Valleys

9) East of Northern Ireland

10) South Teesside

Bradford city centre
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