A new survey on the quality of living ranks Vancouver the best city in North America for quality of life.
When it comes to livability, Vancouver is fifth in the world, beaten by Vienna, Zurich, Auckland and Munich.
Canadian cities dominate North America’s top-five list. Ranking fifth globally, Vancouver tops the regional list, followed by Ottawa (14), Toronto (15), Montreal (23), and San Francisco (27). The region’s lowest-ranking city is Mexico City (122), preceded by four US cities: Detroit (70), St. Louis (67), Houston (66), and Miami (65). – Mercer Group
Conducted by Mercer, the survey looks at several factors such as personal freedom, crime, political stability and air quality.
Vancouver’s milder climate is one of the main reasons for it having a higher ranking in North America.
The survey also looks at housing but not for the cost. If that were to be taken into account, Vancouver would most certainly dip a few spots in the ranking as would many cities in the top 5 worldwide.
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