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Tired of your routine? Bored with your job? Need a change of lifestyle? Worried about your future prospects? When you’re young, and you’ve still got your whole career ahead of you, this can be the perfect time to find a fresh pace and a new lifestyle abroad – there are so many incredible opportunities for flexible millennials around the world, so let’s take a look at some of the best ranked places for young professionals to live.

An annual global index, Millennial City Ranking, compared 100 of the world’s biggest cities using a range of statistics, considering a variety of factors, including: safety, access to healthcare, education, quality of food, roads and transportation. But wait. Aren’t young people interested in partying, beaches and eating out? No! As a young person, you know better than anyone else what’s important to you, and as much as it might surprise the ‘Boomers, most millennials care more about human rights, education and housing than they do about cocktail and tanning destinations.

The best cities for young professionals to live around the world

The four main concerns for any young professional searching for greener pastures abroad: Is there work available for me? Will I be able to afford to live a good life? Is the city open and tolerant? And finally, will I be able to integrate and have fun?”

Let’s take a quick look at the best cities for young people to live in, according to the Millennial City Ranking

Berlin, Germany

  • The German capital is well known around the world as one of the most invigorating creative and cultural hubs in Europe.
  • It’s also famous for being Europe’s greenest city, and residents are quick to tell anyone who will listen that there are more canals in Berlin than any other city in the world – including Amsterdam and Venice!
  • Price of living is exceptionally affordable with cheap coworking spaces, and because the startup scene in Berlin is huge, there are plenty of business and employment opportunities for young professionals with the right work ethic and attitude.

Montréal, Canada

  • Ticks all the right boxes when it comes to business opportunities, housing and lifestyle affordability, as well as scoring high for recreation, natural beauty and openness.
  • The city spaces are safe even at night – with most of Montreal being walkable or bikeable, in addition to offering affordable public transport.
  • The city has a large youth and student sector, offers a vibrant festival line-up and rich history and cultural experiences around almost every corner

Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • One of the top 10 most innovative cities in the world, it’s also second on the list of most LGBT-friendly cities in the world.
  • One of the lowest costs of living out of all the European capital cities.
  • With deep emphasis on healthy work/life balance and competitive business benefits, this is a great place to build a career, while enjoying life.
  • 75% of women and 26% of men work around 35 hours per week part time, with some working a day or two from home, to balance this, the average pay is slightly higher which leads to a higher standard of living.
  • Dutch workers like to start and leave early, so all-nighters and working weekends can be a thing of the past in this city.
  • Public infrastructure and transport are efficient – everything works as it should.

Barcelona, Spain

  • The cost of living is cheap, and Barcelona has a lot to offer, from beaches to mountainscapes and more, there’s so much to see and enjoy.
  • The public transportation can’t be beat – buses, subways, trains of varying sizes and shapes, cable cars, funiculars, and a light rail – Barcelona has virtually every kind of public transport, all are clean and safe and most cost less than $2.
  • The Mediterranean climate is unbelievable, boasting 2,600 hours of sunshine and clear skies annually.

Manchester, United Kingdom

  • The second largest city in the UK, and the sixth largest city in Europe, it’s also home to leading universities and colleges, such as University of Manchester.
  • The city offers a well-connected transportation network, a great standard of living thanks to affordable housing, good job prospects and access to a variety of leisure facilities and cultural pursuits.

FinGlobal: Financial emigration specialists

If you’re a young professional looking for the best place to live, you’re probably also looking for the best cross-border financial services partner to work with you while you make the move.

Once you’ve chosen which is the best city in the world for you to live as a young professional, FinGlobal is ready to walk every step of the journey with you to assist on all those big decisions, providing advice on financial emigration as well as the tax and exchange control implications of your international move.

Let us take care of the admin headache and present you with signature-ready documentation for approval. Our fees are transparent, so you’ll always know what you’re in for, before you agree to anything. You’ll be able to track our progress through a convenient online portal, and you can even make a buck or two extra by referring FinGlobal to your friends.

What are you waiting for? Let’s start planning your financial future abroad.