Vancouver ranked world’s third most-livable city, with Toronto and Calgary next


VANCOUVER – Vancouver has been ranked as the world’s third most-livable city in an annual survey by an independent business associated with the Economist magazine.

Toronto and Calgary placed fourth and fifth, but Melbourne took the top spot for the third year in a row in a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Vienna came in second in the ranking of 140 cities based on 30 factors including the quality of health care or the threat of military conflict.

Vancouver spent almost a decade in first place before Melbourne moved to the top of the list.

The lowest livability score was shared by Damascus, because of Syria’s ongoing civil war, and Karachi, Pakistan.

London and New York have been ranked as numbers 55 and 56 respectively, mainly because of a perceived risk of terrorism, according to the report.

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Vancouver ranked world’s third most-livable city, with Toronto and Calgary next

  1. How the heck Toronto is considered one of the most liveable cities, with horrid public transit everywhere except near the subway lines (the subway being small for a city of Toronto’s size), with horrid traffic and horrid urban sprawl, with extremely high housing costs, with Canada’s poorly ranked health care system (poorly ranked in the OECD which actually looks closely), with its well-deserved reputation as being sleepy and boring, and with the absence of any real natural beauty anywhere near the city (unless you count the lake with the subpar lakefront), I will never know.

  2. The most livable city is by far PUNTA DEL ESTE in URUGUAY (That is where I HAVE my condo on the beach ….Oh NO !!!!, I am NOT biased – am I?—)