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The 25 best cities in the world to be a millennial in 2017, according to new research

Charlie Benson
Content Marketing Executive

Choosing where to look for work, especially if you're planning to move from your hometown and where you studied, is a big decision. 

Apartment hunting site Nestpick, compiled the 'Millennial Cities Ranking' - rating locations across the world based on how desirable they are to millennials. 

They scored cities on many factors: from affordability of housing and job opportunities, to LGBT friendliness and the price of a beer. 

Amsterdam came out on top, with three UK cities: London, Manchester and Bristol, included in the top 25. The first UK city to make the list doesn't feature until number 16, though. 

 

 

1. Amsterdam, Netherlands 

Scores highly for: startup scene, tourism, transport, gender equality, immigration tolerance, LGBT friendliness and festival scene. 

 

Photo credit: Instagram / @tony_thepointal

 

 

2. Berlin, Germany 

Scores highly for: tourism, gender equality, LGBT friendliness and nightlife. 

 

Photo credit: Instagram / @kerriarsenault

 

 

3. Munich, Germany 

Scores highly for: employment, startup scene, transport, gender equality and LGBT friendliness. 

 

Photo credit: Instagram / @notthefakecjb

 

 

4. Lisbon, Portugal 

Scores highly for: transport, food prices, the price of a pint and festival scene.  

 

Photo credit: Instagram / @alaaska_

 

 

5. Antwerp, Belgium 

Scores highly for: Internet speed, number of Apple stores and nightlife. 

 

Photo credit: Instagram / @aliepa

 

 

6. Barcelona, Spain 

Scores highly for: tourism, access to healthcare and LGBT friendliness. 

 

Photo credit: Instagram / @cuartetoaurora 

 

 

7. Lyon, France

Scores highly for: transport, access to healthcare, Internet speed, number of Apple stores and access to contraception. 

 

Photo credit: Instagram / @blvck_forest

 

 

8. Cologne, Germany 

Scores highly for: transport, number of Apple stores, gender equality, LGBT friendliness and nightlife. 

 

Photo credit: Instagram / @just_happy_july

 

 

9. Paris, France 

Scores highly for: startup scene, tourism, transport, access to healthcare, number of Apple stores, access to contraception and nightlife. 

 

Photo credit: Instagram / @thehighfish

 

 

10. Vancouver, Canada 

Scores highly for: startup scene, number of Apple stores, access to contraception, immigration tolerance, LGBT friendliness and festival scene. 

 

Photo credit: Instagram / @say_lice

 

 

11. Lille, France 

Scores highly for: transport, access to healthcare, number of Apple stores, access to contraception and festival scene. 

 

Photo credit: Instagram / @letiroirauxessences

 

 

12. Zurich, Switzerland 

Scores highly for: employment, startup scene, Internet speed, number of Apple stores, gender equality, nightlife and festival scene. 

 

Photo credit: Instagram / @d1kreationkmart

 

 

13. Valencia, Spain 

Scores highly for: house prices, access to healthcare, food prices, Internet speed and nightlife. 

 

 

Photo credit: Instagram / @clairemiles89

 

 

14. The Hague, Netherlands 

Scores highly for: transport, number of Apple stores, gender equality, immigration tolerance, LGBT friendliness and festival scene. 

 

Photo credit: Instagram / @ierrxx

 

 

15. Montreal, Canada 

Scores highly for: access to contraception, immigration tolerance, LGBT friendliness, nightlife and festival scene. 

 

Photo credit: Instagram / @theroyalborough

 

 

16. London, United Kingdom 

Scores highly for: startup scene, tourism, access to contraception, LGBT friendliness and nightlife. 

 

Photo credit: Instagram / @radosceliku

 

 

17. Rotterdam, Netherlands 

Scores highly for: transport, gender equality and immigration tolerance. 

 

Photo credit: Instagram / @titishen

 

 

18. Nantes, France 

Scores highly for: access to healthcare, Internet speed, access to contraception and festivals. 

 

Photo credit: Instagram / @grntmanon

 

 

19. Prague, Czech Republic 

Scores highly for: employment, tourism, affordable housing, transport, food prices, Internet speed, nightlife and the price of a beer. 

 

Photo credit: Instagram / @girl_globetrotting

 

 

20. Helsinki, Finland 

Scores highly for: transport, gender equality, immigration tolerance and LGBT friendliness. 

 

Photo credit: Instagram / @komarovadasha_

 

 

21. Manchester, United Kingdom 

Scores highly for: number of Apple stores and access to contraception. 

 

Photo credit: Instagram / @stalbots

 

 

22. Bordeaux, France 

Scores highly for: access to healthcare, number of Apple stores, access to contraception and nightlife. 

 

Photo credit: Instagram / @mereci_app

 

 

23. Auckland, New Zealand 

Scores highly for: gender equality, immigration tolerance and LGBT friendliness. 

 

Photo credit: Instagram / @anoi_wake

 

 

24. Toronto, Canada 

Scores highly for: startup scene, access to contraception, immigration tolerance and LGBT friendliness. 

 

Photo credit: Instagram / @shredeye

 

 

25. Bristol, United Kingdom 

Scores highly for: number of Apple stores, access to contraception and LGBT friendliness. 

 

Photo credit: Instagram / @hazziet7

 

 

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