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Vancouver 5th Best City in the World for Quality of Living

By DH Vancouver Staff, DH Vancouver Staff, DH Vancouver Staff Nov 29, 2011 9:23 am

Vancouver routinely places in the top five in many quality of living surveys and this year is no different. A recent survey by Mercer’s placed Vancouver in the number five position, tied with Duesseldorf (I love saying that out loud). Earlier this year Vancouver ranked third in a survey of the world’s most livable cities.

European cities dominated the top 10 and notably absent were Australia’s Sydney and Melbourne. Vancouve was the only city in Canada and North America to place in the top ten.

Overall Canadian cities did quite well. Here is an excerpt from Mercer on the Americas:

Canadian cities dominate the top of the ranking for this region. Vancouver (5) has the best quality of living and is followed by Ottawa (14), Toronto (15) and Montreal (22). Honolulu (29) and San Francisco (30) are the highest-ranking US cities. In Central and South America, Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe (63), ranks highest, followed by San Juan, Puerto Rico (72), and Montevideo, Uruguay (77). Port-au-Prince, Haiti (218), ranks lowest in the region.

Here is the top ten:

1. Vienna, Austria

2. Zurich, Switzerland

3. Auckland, New Zealand

4. Munich, Germany

5. Vancouver (tie)

5. Duesseldorf, Germany (tie)

7. Frankfurt, Germany

8. Geneva, Switzerland

9. Bern, Switzerland (tie)

9. Copenhage, Denmark (tie)

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