Periodically, sociologists conduct surveys and research in order to find the best cities in the world or individual countries.
We present to our readers the best cities to live in Russia in 2018-2019. The study involved cities whose population exceeded the figure of 500 thousand inhabitants. The selection criteria were: a high level of the healthcare system, the social status of the population, the state and level of the road sector, the work of housing and communal services, the availability of jobs, the state of the education sector. The main indicator that gives the right to the settlement to become one of the best cities in Russia this year is the standard of living of its inhabitants.
In tenth place was the ancient city Orenburg, founded in the XNUMXth century. Built as a fortress city, it quickly turned into a trading center between Central Asia and Russia. Orenburg was recognized as one of the most favorable cities for living in terms of the level of healthcare, road construction and the quality of housing stock maintenance.
Novosibirsk, with a population of more than 1,5 million people, in the list of the most favorable settlements for living, it took 9th place due to the high quality of education. The country’s third city in terms of population, founded at the end of the XNUMXth century, is rapidly growing and developing. Being a large industrial center, Novosibirsk attracts tourists with many interesting sights. First of all, it is a symbol of the city – the opera house, called the Siberian Colosseum. It is the largest theater in Russia.
Krasnoyarsk, one of the most beautiful ancient cities in Siberia, founded in the middle of the 2019th century, occupies the eighth position in the list of the best cities in Russia in XNUMX. The population is over a million people. The most developed sectors of the economy: hydropower, non-ferrous metallurgy, mechanical engineering. Krasnoyarsk is the largest sports and educational center. In addition to the sights that thousands of tourists come to admire every year, the city is famous for its unusual monuments and sculptures.
Seventh place belongs to the largest city in the Urals with a population of one and a half million – Yekaterinburg. Founded in the middle of the XNUMXth century, it is a major transport and industrial center. Instrument-making, military industry and metallurgy are developed. Ekaterinburg took the seventh position in the list of the best cities for living, including in terms of a high level of education.
In sixth place was Chelyabinsk. In the most “harsh” city of Russia, there are high indicators in the field of education, road infrastructure and housing maintenance. Founded in the 40th century, the city is located in the very center of Eurasia. This is a large industrial, cultural, sports and scientific center of the Southern Urals. More than 30% of the city’s products are metal. Chelyabinsk is one of the ten most powerful industrial centers in Russia. Despite the large number of industrial enterprises, the city is one of those settlements in the country where environmental development is proceeding at a rapid pace. Chelyabinsk also confidently leads in terms of the quality of roads. As for the standard of living of residents, the average salary in the city for the current year is about 000 rubles.
5. St. Petersburg
The top five best cities in Russia for living closes St. Petersburg. It is truly a unique city. Conceived and built by Peter the Great as the northern Venice, the city deservedly bears the title of “cultural capital of the country”. It is the third most populous city in Europe. It is home to over 5 million people. St. Petersburg is known as one of the largest northern cities. It ranks among the best metropolitan areas in education, healthcare, life safety.
The cultural significance of St. Petersburg is enormous. This is the largest tourist center. Here are the most famous historical and cultural monuments. The Peter and Paul Fortress, the Hermitage, the Kunstkamera, St. Isaac’s Cathedral – this is only a small part of the city’s attractions. St. Petersburg is also known for its bridges. There are a huge number of them in the city, and 13 of them are adjustable. This spectacle invariably attracts tourists, but you can only admire the bridges in the dead of night or early in the morning.
On the fourth position of the list of the most favorable cities for living in Russia in 2018 is a wonderful southern city Krasnodar. Its growing popularity is evidenced by the sharply increased number of people wishing to move to it and the active construction of new microdistricts of the Kuban capital.
The city was founded at the end of the 2th century, but even in ancient times there was a human settlement here, numbering from 40 to XNUMX thousand inhabitants. Modern Krasnodar is a large industrial center in the south of the country. It has been repeatedly named among the best cities for doing business. It also has a minimum unemployment rate.
Kazan – the third city in Russia, the most favorable for living. Road facilities, education and maintenance of the housing stock are at a high level here. It is the largest cultural, religious, sports, educational, scientific and tourist center. Kazan bears the unofficial title of the “third capital”.
The city has a developed infrastructure, thanks to which international sports competitions are often held here. 96% of the population of Kazan are satisfied with the standard of living.
Second place as the best city in the country Moscow. About 70% of the capital’s residents consider it the most favorable city for life. At the same time, Muscovites rate the quality of education in the city extremely low. But the road infrastructure and the level of maintenance of the housing stock in the capital are at a high level. Moscow, one of the most densely populated cities, has repeatedly been included in various ratings in terms of the quality of life and the well-being of the population. The capital of our country was also recognized as the most beautiful and expensive settlement.
What city is ahead of our capital in terms of the level and quality of life? The most favorable city in Russia for living in 2018-2019 was Tyumen. Here the quality of education is the best in the country, the standard of living, the maintenance of the housing stock and the road infrastructure are at a high level.