By Jonathan Davies

Cardiff has been chosen as the UK's best city to live in, according to economic and social indicators.

The Welsh capital came out on top of the research conducted by price comparison website, MoneySuperMarket. It studied things like house prices, rental costs, salaries, unemployment and life satisfaction.

MoneySuperMarket said Cardiff scored highly on each factor, except salaries.

It has the lowest cost of living, with a family of four being able to live off £359, compared to £430 in Bristol which topped the list last year.

At 8.1%, Cardiff has one of the lowest unemployment rates. And the study revealed residents of the Welsh capital have 3.7% more disposable income than last year.

Bristol dropped from first to fifth, with a drop in disposable income and higher living costs the key reasons.

Top 12

1 - Cardiff (+2 places)
2 - Belfast (+6)
3 - Bradford (+9)
4 - London (+3)
5 - Bristol (-4)
6 - Leeds (-1)
7 - Edinburgh (-5)
8 - Manchester (-2)
9 - Sheffield (+2)
10 - Glasgow (-1)
11 - Liverpool (-7)
12 - Birmingham (-2)

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