Bristol and Manchester named the UK's self-care capitals

Bristol has been named the UK’s self-care capital, after placing top across four self-care categories.

The data, analysed by MyVitamins, compiled a list of more than 50 different terms relating to self-care, split out across four different categories, and looked at Google search data from 30 of the UK and Ireland’s top cities across the past 12 months.

The cities were then ranked across the four self-care categories: food and drink, mental health, pampering and relaxation, and physical health, and given a score between one and 30 for each category, before being given an overall self-care score out of 120.

Bristol came out of top, hitting full marks by scoring the maximum points across each of the categories; while Manchester followed in second, with an overall score of 113. The north-western city scored 29 points across physical health and pampering and relaxation, with 28 points for food and drink, and 27 for mental health, the report found.

Dublin placed third overall thanks to its high scored in the other categories – 28 for pampering and relaxing, 27 for physical health, and 24 for food and drink.

The top 10 cities in the UK for self-care:

City

Food and drink

Mental health

Pampering and relaxation

Physical health

Self-care score

Bristol

30

30

30

30

120

Manchester

28

27

29

29

113

Dublin

24

29

28

27

108

Liverpool

25

28

27

25

105

Glasgow

29

26

23

24

102

Newcastle upon Tyne

26

24

24

26

100

Leicester

27

25

26

21

99

Birmingham

23

21

25

22

91

Edinburgh

21

23

15

23

82

Nottingham

22

22

18

20

82

 

Wakefield was named the worst of the 30 cities for self-care, scoring just one point in each of the categories for a self-care score of four, the report found.

Welsh capital Cardiff came second from the bottom, scoring two points for food and drink, mental health, and pampering and relaxation, and three points for physical health for an overall score of nine. See the full rankings of the 30 cities here.

 

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