Devon is one of the worst places to live in the United Kingdom, according to a recent survey conducted by uSwitch.
The county, which encompasses Exeter, Plymouth and Torbay, ranked in 132nd place out of 138 counties taken into consideration.
Even lower in the rankings were Kingston Upon Hull and Northern Ireland, with Bradford taking the bottom spot.
Crime rates, living costs, salaries and broadband speed all played a part in the survey, with Edinburgh coming top of the list.
Ann Robinson, from uSwitch, said: “What this report reveals is the vast differences in the quality of life that many people across the UK are experiencing.
“Despite a buoyant UK economy, millions of people in this country aren’t feeling the benefits. We shouldn’t kid ourselves that it’s getting better for everyone out there. The reality is that millions of British households are still facing huge financial pressures, with wages barely covering higher living costs. And with talk of interest rates rising, any hope that those financial pressures might ease seems a forlorn one.”
Commenting on the results, Classics student Charlie Bowen, from London, said: “I really like Exeter, but the rest of Devon is countryside so fair enough.”
Another felt that uSwitch’s findings do not seem to reflect the feelings of the #bleedgreen demographic: “uSwitch have got this all wrong. Magnificent moors, the cheesiest of Tuesdays and good old Exe Uni – what’s not to love?”
Don’t worry, Devon, the Exeposé team still love you.