Capital falls in quality of life league

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Edinburgh has fallen from second to seventh in a survey rating the UK’s 12 largest cities for their quality of life.

The MoneySuperMarket Quality of Living Index revealed how the Capital has slumped down the table, while the gap between Scotland’s east and west has also narrowed, with Glasgow sitting in tenth place, after it fell from ninth to tenth.

Dan Plant, consumer finance expert at MoneySuperMarket, said the Scottish cities’ slide down the table was largely due to the fact that there had been a decline in disposable income which had not risen in-line with the other cities.

The survey showed that disposable income fell by 0.3 percentage points in the Capital, while Glasgow fell by 0.7 percentage points.

However, Glasgow was helped by its jobs market after registering a five per cent increase in annual salary levels, making the average yearly earnings £23,119, and reporting a 1.7 percentage-point fall in the rate of unemployment.

The Welsh capital, Cardiff, came top of the table and replaced Bristol in the number one position.