Three Canadian cities are considered the most liveable in the world, and we're not surprised.
It's a good time to live in Canada. The Economist Intelligence Unit recently released it’s annual livability index, and once again, Canadian cities are three of the 10 most liveable in the world.
Vancouver ranked third on the list, followed by Toronto and Calgary at fourth and fifth respectively. Other cities on the list include Melbourne (the most liveable city in the world), Vienna and Adelaide. Despite global instability playing a strong role lowering scores for many of the cities this year, these Canadian cities maintained some of the highest global rankings.
Out of 100, Vancouver scored a near perfect at 97.3. Toronto was ranked 97.2, and Calgary was ranked 96.6.
The list weighs 30 important factors to rank each city, such as health care, education, crime, infrastructure, and security. There are 140 cities examined for the report.
Three of the other top ten cities are from Australia. The report suggests a correlation between these cities, indicating that mid-sized cities with low population densities tend to score higher on their index.
Canada ranking well on the top ten isn’t a new thing. Six years ago, Vancouver was the most liveable city in the world. In January, the Economist also named Toronto the best city to live. These cities are consistent in the international index, and are repeatedly being recognized globally for their safety, acceptance, and culture.
Click here for the full Economist Intelligence Unit report.