If you dream of living and working in Cardiff, you have chosen Wales. Cardiff is in fact the capital of Wales, which is still part of the United Kingdom. With just under 370,000 inhabitants, it is the smallest capital city in Europe. The city is home to a large number of students, as there are numerous schools and Universities here.
As in any capital city, you’ll find everything you could ever want, and the size of the city means that everything is just a step away. Most of the city center is a pedestrian zone, making it particularly suitable for shopping and strolling. The city is very green and Cardiff is famous for its parks.
Cardiff is a city in full bloom. New houses, new pubs and new stores are constantly being built. The city is small and compact, with good bus connections through the city center and the outskirts. There is a lot of traffic, but it does not reach the intensity of other capitals.
Let us not forget that we are in Wales and the United Kingdom is in second place, so the people of Cardiff are very proud to be first Welsh and second British. The people of Cardiff (and Wales in general) have a much stronger sense of community than in England. The people of Cardiff are much friendlier than in most English cities. Most of them are very helpful and will take the time to answer your questions or help you. They are also very nice, friendly, affable and polite, even going so far as to thank the bus driver when they get off the bus. The city is extremely multicultural, in Cardiff it is very easy to feel at home as it hosts a large number of people from all over the world.
Due to the large influx of students, the nightlife is very active, especially in the center. Culture lovers will not be disappointed either, as Cardiff is an excellent place for music and art with the Wales Millennium Center and many other theaters and museums.
Cardiff was very cheap some time ago. Recently, it has become a hip city with an excellent quality of life, and prices have risen rapidly. Today, the cost of living is on par with most English cities.
As far as jobs are concerned, Cardiff has a very strong economy that offers excellent opportunities in many fields. Cardiff is a city with many bars, restaurants, stores and businesses and offers good employment opportunities in the hospitality industry.
Living and working in Cardiff, conclusion
In summary, I would say that Cardiff is a city that stands out for its multiculturalism and dynamism. Add to that the friendliness and hospitality of the people towards foreigners and the many opportunities in the field of work, and I would say that it might be worth considering a move, (even if not permanent), to the Welsh capital.
Let us not forget that Cardiff is not only the British city with the highest number of green spaces per capita and offers a high quality of life. This proverb perfectly sums up the city: “a lot of rain and a lot of cold, but very good people and a lot of warmth”.
For all the information on how to work in the UK, I recommend you to read the article: How to work in the UK after Brexit
On the other hand, if you want more information on how to move to the UK, I recommend you to read the article: Moving to the UK after brexit