Calgary has been named one of the most liveable cities in the world.
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 ranks cities based on 30 qualitative and quantitative factors across five broad categories: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure.
These categories, and their weighting in the overall ranking rating between 1-100, is as follows:
- Stability (weighted at 25% of total)
- Healthcare (weighted at 20% of total)
- Culture & Environment (weighted at 25% of total)
- Education (weighted at 10% of total)
- Infrastructure (weighted at 20% of total)
Calgary ranked as the top Canadian city on the list, placing fourth. Vancouver placed sixth and Toronto tied for seventh place with Tokyo, Japan. This is a one spot jump for YYC, as last year it placed as the 5th most liveable city in the same report.
Similar to last year’s top 10 most liveable cities, an astounding 70% are located in either Australia or Canada.
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.
10 most liveable cities in the world 2018
- Vienna, Austria
- Melbourne, Australia
- Osaka, Japan
- Calgary, Canada
- Sydney, Australia
- Vancouver, Canada
- Toronto, Canada
- Tokyo, Japan
- Copenhagen, Denmark
- Adelaide, Australia