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Things to Know Before Moving to Liverpool

23 Aug 2022

Things to Know Before Moving to Liverpool
Liverpool is one of the biggest and most important cities in the country.

Football and music are just two of the reasons that Liverpool stands out in the UK’s history, and why it’s a popular place for residents and tourists alike. A bustling port and home to countless international communities, moving to Liverpool can be a hugely exciting new opportunity for you and your family. But what should you know beforehand?

There are plenty of things to know about a city before relocating. Your quality of life is dependent on a variety of factors, many of which are forgotten when doing research on a new place. How much green space is there? How much will it cost to live there every day? What is the job market like? And much more. Let’s take a look at some of the most important things to know before moving to Liverpool.


Housing Costs in Liverpool

The city of Liverpool is not only popular because of its town centre. There is a huge variety in types of housing you can find in Liverpool which can suit all types of people. Whether you’re looking for an apartment in central Liverpool, a family house in the outskirts, or something in between, Liverpool has it all. 

Generally speaking, housing is rather affordable in Liverpool, with London prices around 200% more expensive. The average monthly cost of a one-bedroom apartment is around £750 pcm, and the average house price sits at around £200,000 - both far lower than the average in southern England.

Different areas of the city, including the outskirts, and the type of accommodation can all affect the price. You’ll save when you avoid the southern side of the city, as these neighbourhoods tend to be more expensive. Coastal towns near Liverpool offer the best of both the beach and countryside areas and tend to be more affordable than Liverpool city centre. Young professionals might enjoy up-and-coming neighbourhoods, such as the Baltic Triangle.

Find a comprehensive look at what is on the market for the UK’s average house price in our blog.

Cars and buses driving the streets of Liverpool.

Cars and buses driving the streets of Liverpool.


Living Costs in Liverpool

As is infamous in the UK, the city of Liverpool can be a far more affordable place to live than London and the southeast. Larger cities around the world are far more expensive than Liverpool, so the city’s affordability plays a huge part in why it is a popular place for people to relocate to in 2022. Find a list below of some of the essentials for day-to-day life.



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Statue of global artists the Beatles in Liverpool


People of Liverpool

Liverpool is a huge centre for a mix of international cultures. There are centres for all kinds of people with different heritages, ages, and interests. Events run year-round for different interests and people, which makes it a great place to connect with new people and communities. Whether you love languages, football, music or dance, there are plenty of meetups.


Getting Around in Liverpool

If you’re concerned about travel opportunities via public transport, Liverpool is the ideal location for you. Buses, trains, and ferries make up the extensive public transport network across the city, for which you can purchase a Walrus card to carry tickets and travel passes. Commuting across the city couldn’t be easier, and Liverpool has great inter-city transport too, so even if you need to head south Liverpool can be a great starting point.


Cars and buses driving the streets of Liverpool.Cars and buses driving the streets of Liverpool.Cars and buses driving the streets of Liverpool.

Cars and buses driving the streets of Liverpool.

Liverpool’s Art & Culture

Museums, galleries, and music venues are in abundance across Liverpool, with almost too much to see, watch, and discover about the city. Exhibits are on offer to teach anyone about just about any topic they could think of, from the World Museum to the International Slavery Museum. You’ll find theatre schedules on the internet or you can simply show up on the day - which might save you a pretty penny or two. These are all things you’ll learn once you move to Liverpool, and is great for entertaining colleagues or new friends.

If you’re moving to Liverpool and unfamiliar with the area, it will help you to enlist the help of an expert removal company like Bishop’s Move. Our Liverpool removals can include everything you need, with bespoke moving services to cover every specific requirement in mind.