Life in London in 2017 is positively perceived by the people who live there, but there are clear negative aspects to life in the capital.
Three in ten (31%) Londoners do not think that their work-life balance is right, one in four (25%) do not see any family members in an average week and Londoner’s average life satisfaction is below the UK average.
Affordability of life in London is a major concern for all Londoners – 82% say that the city is not affordable. Although home owners and social renters are just as likely as each other to say this, private renters (75%) are significantly more likely to say reducing housing costs is a priority for Sadiq Khan than those who own their own home or rent socially (either from the council or a housing association). This suggests that although housing plays a large part in perceptions of affordability of life in London (particularly in the private rented sector) affordability includes a wider set of issues and is a concern for all Londoners.