Calgary was just ranked the #1 most liveable city in North America

Sep 4 2019, 9:02 am

Calgary has just been ranked the 5th most liveable city in the world, taking the top spot for the entire continent.

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual Global Liveability Report has been released, ranking global cities on the concept of “liveability.”

According to the report, this means it assesses which locations around the world provide the best and worst living conditions.

To accomplish this, The Economist ranked 140 cities based on 30 qualitative and quantitative factors across five broad categories: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure.

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Austria’s capital of Vienna ranked as the world’s most livable city for the second year in a row, topping the list with nearly perfect scores for stability, culture and environment, education and infrastructure, and healthcare.

Vienna was followed by Melbourne, Sydney, and Osaka respectively.

Calgary ranked fifth, followed closely by Canadian neighbours Vancouver and Toronto in sixth and seventh, respectively.

Of the five main categories, Calgary received a score of 100 for stability, 100 for healthcare, 90 for culture and environment, 100 for education, and 100 for infrastructure, resulting in a total score of 97.5.

So if you’re calling Calgary, Vancouver, or Toronto home, you can easily say you’re living in one of the best cities in the world, once again.

The world’s most livable cities 2019

  1. Vienna, Austria
  2. Melbourne, Australia
  3. Sydney, Australia
  4. Osaka, Japan
  5. Calgary, Canada
  6. Vancouver, Canada
  7. Toronto, Canada
  8. Tokyo, Japan
  9. Copenhagen, Denmark
  10. Adelaide, Australia

The 10 Most Liveable Cities

The world’s least livable cities 2019

  1. Damascus, Syria
  2. Lagos, Nigeria
  3. Dhaka, Bangladesh
  4. Tripoli, Libya
  5. Karachi, Pakistan
  6. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  7. Harare, Zimbabwe
  8. Douala, Cameroon
  9. Algiers, Algeria
  10. Caracas, Venezuela

The 10 Least Liveable Cities

With files from Ainsley Smith

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