Europe is well represented in a new league table of the best global startup cities.

Cities from across the continent fill five of the top ten spots in Nestpick’s Startup Cities Index. Helsinki is the highest ranked at number two with Berlin in fourth place – both scoring well for equality levels and affordability. Singapore came out on top, scoring impressively on areas including safety, standard of healthcare and income tax rates.

“Certain cities may offer bigger paychecks, but after considering taxes and living expenses, the return may not be so high. Similarly, professionals should consider quality of life: will vacation days be adequate to visit home? Is healthcare as accessible as you would like it to be? We believe that time taken researching potential employers should not overshadow understanding the best cities in which to work. We hope that our study helps those looking to work in startups identify the cities which may best suit their needs,” explained Ömer Kücükdere, Managing Director of Nestpick.

Nestpick ‘helps professionals source fully furnished accommodation as they move to a new city’.