The best city in Europe for British expats is ‘so beautiful’

Many British expats choose to move abroad to improve their quality of life. A new study has found the best cities in the world for mental wellbeing.

Best European cities for expats

  1. Copenhagen
  2. Vienna
  3. Stockholm
  4. Oslo
  5. Amsterdam
  6. Reykjavik
  7. Bruges
  8. Munich
  9. Hamburg
  10. Zurich

The study, by The Social Hub, looked at a variety of lifestyle factors to find Europe’s best city for mental wellbeing.

Copenhagen topped the rankings due to its low level of pollution, clean air and high happiness levels.

The Danish capital is also LGBTQ+ inclusive and has plenty of walking trails and green spaces to spend time outdoors.

Copenhagen is also a fantastic destination for summer city break, with plenty of incredible attractions to explore.

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One of the city’s top-rated attractions on Tripadvisor is Nyhavn, the Danish capital’s colourful harbour.

A tourist ‘Songann E’ wrote: “Wow, just wow! It’s so beautiful. I just love the colour and history of all these amazing buildings.”

Another tourist ‘brianmichaelnolan’ said: “A really beautiful spot for a walk, particularly at night.”

Copenhagen is one of Europe’s most bike-friendly cities and around 49 percent of people in the city commute by bike.

The city has plenty of cycle lanes which makes it safe and easy to get around on two wheels.

Vienna grabbed second place on the list and scored so highly due to its high levels of happiness and good air quality.

The average cost of a gym membership in the Austrian capital is just 27.94 euros (£24.68) making it cheap to keep fit.

Vienna also has several beautiful parks and 30 percent of the city’s energy is produced by renewable sources.

Stockholm took third place on the list due to its high levels of happiness and low levels of pollution.

Scandinavia ranked highly in the leaderboard with Oslo also placing in the top five best cities.

Northern European cities dominated the list and no Spanish, Portuguese or Italian cities ranked highly.

Hamburg, Munich, Zurich, Bruges and Reykjavik rounded off the top 10 and all the cities have a high level of happiness.

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