Montreal ranked as healthiest city in North America

Aug 1 2018, 4:20 pm

According to a report conducted by Spotahome, Montreal is ranked as the healthiest city in North America and the 21st in the world.

The worldwide ranking is based on a report that studied over 80 locations around the globe. Each city is ranked on how well it performs across 10 distinct, health-related factors.

The tested categories featured average gym ratings, annual sunshine hours, life expectancy, fast food outlets, obesity in adults, work-life balance, annual vacation days, air and water quality, green space and electric car charging points.

According to Spotahome’s methodology, the report graded each category from data collected from reputable sources.

The results are scores between 0 and 10 for each city’s data point, and is ranked accordingly based on its overall average score.

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Montreal’s overall score out of 10 is 5.87, comparable to the top 3 ranks of 6.97, 6.61 and 6.60 respectively for Amsterdam, Oslo and Munich.

The concentration of fast food outlets in Montreal was the city’s biggest weakness where we ranked 61st in that regard.

The stand-out category for Montreal was the number of electric car charging points within five miles of the city’s centre. Montreal ranked 12th in the world by that measure.

Other Canadian metropolises that made the list were Vancouver at number 32 and Toronto at number 47.

Surely, we’d be able to challenge the number one ranked Amsterdam if it weren’t for all of our food festival and poutine spots, but it looks like we’ve found a decent compromise.

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