Moving to Manchester

A Sirelo Guide

Want to know more about moving to Manchester? You’ve come to the right place! Here you can find the various costs for house removals to Manchester as well as other helpful information on moving and living in this vibrant city. Offering a proud history in arts, sports, science and music, people moving to Manchester can look forward to a fabulous city which is both bustling and lively!

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Removals to Manchester

When calculating the cost of removals to Manchester or man with a van in Manchester, the two most important factors are the volume of your move and the distance you are moving. So how do I calculate my volume I hear you ask! Well that’s easy with our removal volume calculator. Simply click to add all of the belongings you intend taking with you and our calculator will automatically tell you the volume of your furniture.

To help you prepare for your move to Manchester, we have estimated the average cost of moving to Manchester within the UK:

Moving From1 bed2 bed3 bed4 bed
London£640£750£870£1,200
Birmingham£540£650£850£1,100
Newcastle£590£790£890£1,140
Glasgow£660£770£970£1,220
Cardiff£640£750£950£1,120

Disclaimer: Please remember, the prices shown above are only average removal costs and do not include extra services that you may require when moving home.

Removal companies to Manchester offer different services for different prices so it is essential you compare moving companies to ensure you’re getting what you need, at a good price. Another option is to let us do the hard work for you! By filling out our online form, we can match you with up to five moving companies to Manchester that fit your moving requirements – all for free. So why not let us help you move with a smile and save you up to 40% on your move 😊

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Sirelo’s Helpful Guides

House Removals to Manchester, or anywhere for that matter, can become overwhelming for people. But don’t worry, that’s why we’re here to help you! Here is some advice to make the moving process a little bit less stressful:

  • Planning is everything! When you plan you avoid unnecessary costs that you didn’t expect. So, check out our moving house checklist for advice on what you should be doing and when!
  • There are a number of different things that you can do in order to save money on your move. Which is why we’ve created our cheap removals page that you can take a look at for advice on how to reduce the costs of moving to Manchester!
  • Check out these 21 tips to make your relocation to Manchester easier.

Sirelo Fun Fact: Manchester is home to the world’s longest-running TV soap opera! If you’re moving to Manchester, be sure to tune in to see all the drama that has been happening on Coronation Street since December 9th 1960!

Cost of Living and Accommodation in Manchester

Cost of Living in Manchester

Although the cost of their footballers is expensive , Manchester is a really affordable city to live in. According to Expatistan, Manchester is 30% cheaper than London! The average monthly cost of living for a single person is £673.64 without rent. For a family of four, the monthly cost of living is £2,364.17 without rent. Moving to Manchester will certainly give you more value for your money than other places further south in the UK.

How about living in the best city in the UK?

Manchester was rated the best city in the UK on the Economists ‘Global Liveability Index’ in 2018 based on education, healthcare, crime rates and social stability. It’s easy to see how moving to Manchester has become a well-travelled path!

Nice places to live in Manchester

People moving to Manchester will find that most accommodations for rent in the city centre will be apartments or studios and in the surrounding suburbs you will find houses and family houses.

The most obvious place to start your search for accommodation before making the move to Manchester would be online. However, it is strongly advised to take time to research the different areas in Manchester where you can rent accommodation. Things to look out for are crime rates, proximity to schools, age profiles, etc. There are many residential areas outside the city centre which could be interesting depending on your preferences. There’s no shortage of nice places to live in Manchester!

For example the following residential areas are popular with families; Altrincham, Sale, Didsbury, parts of Stockport. Other residence areas in Manchester are for example; Trafford, Tameside, Salford, North Manchester, South East Manchester. A one bedroom apartment in the city centre in Manchester costs on average £840.80 and the same one bedroom apartment outside the city centre will cost on average £562.19 according to Numbeo.

People moving to Manchester can also seek help finding accommodation from relocation agencies or estate agencies. Keep in mind however that you may have to pay administration fees to the agents. You can also choose to compare houses offered by different agents on property portals online. Depending on your choices you can register or sign up with the agent’s whose properties you choose.

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What about Job Opportunities?

As one of the largest cities in the UK, Manchester is said to have a thriving economy with the third largest banking and finance industry in the UK. Home to Major UK and global companies such as Kellogg’s, Manchester is not only a hub for sport as it is more popularly known for. It is also the third largest economic centre in the UK.

Finding a job will be a top priority for people moving to Manchester. Although the job market is competitive everywhere and in Manchester as well, you still have a good chance at getting a job in this city. The local economy is strong and you will find many job opportunities in different sectors and industries such as;

  • Finance
  • Professional service
  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering

It is strongly advised to get some prospects and to even secure a job before making the move. People relocating to Manchester can start their search online for example, in the job section on online local newspapers or on job boards/portals. Manchester has a specialised free resource to help people looking for work whether it be job searching, becoming self-employed or writing a CV on OneManchester.

Check out these websites below for work in Manchester:

You can also join a recruitment agency in Manchester who can help you find a job. Should you have already made the move to Manchester or should you want to make the move first before finding a job, then you can try going door-to-door. Networking is also an important way to find a job so put the word out there and connect with people on professional sites like LinkedIn.

Getting around Manchester

You’ll be happy to know that Manchester offers a brilliant public transport system. In the city centre, you can avail of a free Metro Shuttle bus service, so getting from train stations to shopping centres is no problem. The bus service covers the Greater Manchester area while the Metrolink tram connects all major centres frequently – so no need to panic about the timetable!

If you’re looking to cut down on transport costs, we advise getting a System 1 transport card. Other than that, we suggest using Manchester’s efficient cycle lanes throughout the city. Or you can choose to stick with the old reliable mode of transport – walking! No matter how you choose to travel, Manchester can be navigated easily so enjoy it!

Infographic about activities to do in Manchester after your move

 

So What’s Next for your Move?

Manchester offers a diverse and thriving lifestyle for anyone looking to move. As Ian Brown said, “Manchester’s got everything except a beach”.

So why not take the leap and request up to five free moving quotes or check out our Top Tips for Moving and Storage in 2021! For any further moving queries, feel free to check out the rest of the Sirelo website – we’re here to help you move with a smile 😊

Best of Luck with your move to Manchester!