Funchal, Madeira - Photo: MARIUS DORIN BALATE/DREAMSTIME

Funchal (Madeira) is best European city in which to raise children

Funchal, Madeira, has been voted the best European city in which to raise children. A study of 130 European cities, rated in terms of Education, Health & Security and Leisure & Lifestyle, explains that Funchal’s ‘chart-topping’ performance “is particularly owed to it having the lowest crime rate of all, low air pollution levels and a cheaper cost of living”. Lisbon too is among top choices – while London, UK, was considered the WORST city in which to raise children.