Barcelona, ​​second greatest metropolis in Europe to review

Per Perrine Laffon 🇧🇷 Published on 09/11/2021 at 17:45 | Updated 11/10/2021 at 4:32 pm.

The Catalan capital stands out ahead of Madrid as the most welcoming city for students, even being the second best city in Europe to study.

Choosing which university to study at is not an easy task. Today, students and their families don’t just look at the rankings of the best universities to make their choice: the city where the establishments are located is very important, as they will spend several years there and outline their project of ‘coming’. According to Jihna Gavilanes, president of the specialized website Studee, students choose their university”should consider anything that might affect their experience. It’s not just about choosing where to study, but also about choosing an environment, a way of life, a cost of living and a social environment.🇧🇷

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Quality Indicators

The most popular cities among young people are not necessarily the best to study. The Student Cities Index is an analysis carried out by Studee, a website that helps compare and apply to universities, in order to guide students in their choice. The ranking assigns a score to each city based on average cost of renting housing, average cost of daily living, purchase price of a Macbook, price and quality of food, level of freedom of expression or security. The city of Barcelona gets a score of 4.92 with an average cost of rent of 899.70 euros (£768.46), a Freedom of Expression score of 87 and an average internet connection speed of 36 Mbps.

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Barcelona #2 in Europe and 19th in the world ranking

With this score, Barcelona is just ahead of Madrid for its attractiveness to students: although rents are slightly higher in Barcelona, ​​​​​​the living environment seems more advantageous than in the capital for student life. Barcelona is even the second best city in Europe to do university studies, just behind the city of Dublin, in Ireland, which occupies the first place. In the ranking of the best student cities in Europe, Madrid and Valencia occupy third and sixth place. Two French cities also stand out: Toulouse in seventh place and Montpellier, which closes the top 10 in tenth place. At a global level, Barcelona is ranked as the 19th most welcoming city for students, with the top ten places in the ranking occupied by Asian (Tokyo No. 1 worldwide), Australian or American (Canada and USA) cities.

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