Overall Score


Leeds is located in the county of Yorkshire, on the banks of the River Eire, and is the fifth largest city in Great Britain. The first written record of it is from the 11th century. From the beginning of the 13th century, Leeds was already known as a market center. This was facilitated by the development of transport services, including by road, river and, subsequently, by sea, linking the city with the continental Europe. Today, about half of the countrys shipping passes through Leeds.

Leese was one of the first companies to produce steam engines. As a result, already in the mid-18th century, the citys main streets were connected to the coal-producing areas on the south side of the city, the first railroad.

The city is renowned for its richest collection of desserts, arms and weapons of war, which have been collected by the English kings since the 11th century. The Royal Armouries were moved to Leeds in 1996 from the London Taoiseach. The museum has five galleries: the War Gallery, the Defense Gallery, the War Tours Gallery, the Hunting Gallery, and the Oriental Gallery. Nearby, the museum has an area where the periods military and sporting facilities are on display.

With other museums, the Leeds City Gallery and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park are popular. Leicester also has the largest Tropical World with an extensive collection of butterflies, tropical birds, spiders, snakes and iguanas.

The city and its environs are rich in parks – Leeds Roundhay Park, Golden Acre Park and Leeds Middleton Park are the most beautiful and famous. There is also a park in the garden (Leeds Lotherton Hall). The grounds of Kirkstall Abbey, which was founded in 1152, are still standing on the banks of the River Eyre in the public park. It is also where the Blacksmith Festival is held every year.

The city has two universities (Leeds Metropolitan University and the University of Leeds). The oldest school in the city, founded in 1552, is Leeds Grammar School.

The city of Leeds is also associated with the introduction of famous breeds such as the Great Bear Terrier, which was bred by miners to catch cattle, and the Airedale Terrier, named for the River Eyre.

100 USD = 77.88 GBP

Overall Score

  • Air quality: 34 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 470,000 people
  • Population density: euro euro not busy: 16x16m 256m per person
  • GDP: $40,249 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 27 Mbps
  • Best wireless: EE
  • Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
  • Tipping: At restaurants in the UK a tip of around 10% is expected if you order at your table. A ‘service charge’ or ‘optional charge’ may be included so check your bill. If there is a service charge, don’t tip extra. If there is a service charge you may like to ensure that it goes to the waiter or waitress.
  • Apartment listings: Right Move
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best coffee 24/7: La Bottega Milanese
  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Best coworking space: NTI Leeds
  • Online electronics shop: Amazon
  • Best hospital: Nuffield
  • Best short-haul air carrier: RyanAir
  • Best intl air carrier: Turkish Airlines
  • Monthly costs for expat: $2400
  • Monthly costs for family: $5900
  • Monthly costs for local: $1700
  • Meal: $17
  • Small Cola: $3
  • Beer 1 Pint: $5
  • Coffee: $3

View Larger Map