The Economist Intelligence Unit’s global livability index for the year 2019 is out, and three of Canada’s biggest cities earned the coveted top 10 most livable cities in the world ranking. This annual data surveyed 140 cities across the globe and ranked each city based on five factors, that is, healthcare, education, stability, culture and environment, and infrastructure. The new ranking has confirmed that quality of life is officially better in the regional cities of North America
The top-ranked city in Canada is Calgary, Alberta at fifth position out of the 140 cities surveyed. Toronto took the sixth spot following close behind Vancouver—holding on their spot from last year.
Based on the near-perfect score for stability, healthcare, culture and environment, infrastructure, and education. Vienna Australia was ranked the most livable city for the second year in a row—A position that Melbourne, Australia had held from 2011 to 2017, but took No. 2 spot in 2019.
The Economist Intelligence Unit is popular for its largest statistics and survey data based on global cities and countries. The unit evaluates the quality of life based on 30 factors across the aforementioned five categories. The ranking of 100 means people are enjoying life and the conditions are ideal, but when the city is ranked 1, life’s conditions are intolerable.
Calgary, Vancouver, and Toronto Liveable Ranking
Calgary scored 97.5 out of 100. Out of the five categories, only culture and environment got 90, and the rest scored a clean 100. On the other hand, Vancouver scored the coveted 100 in culture and environment as well as in both education and healthcare. However, the city scored 92.5 and 95, respectively, in the infrastructure and stability categories.
Toronto was assigned a 100 out of 100 scores for stability, healthcare, and education. Culture and environment category came second with 97.2 scores. However, Toronto was the top ten cities with the lowest score in infrastructure at 89.3