Toronto named 6th happiest city in the world: report

Mar 5 2020, 1:50 pm

Toronto has topped the list of most liveable and most beautiful cities in the world, and now, the metropolis is being declared one of the happiest, too.

The City Wellbeing Index released by real estate agency Knight Frank says so.

Gauging “the quality of life in the world’s most-liveable cities,” the index ranks destinations by amount of greenspace, sunshine hours, traffic free of congestion, happiness, safety, hours worked per vacation day, and healthcare.

These scores close out with an overall well-being ranking. And when it comes to the happiness section, the data shows Toronto sitting with the best of ’em.

A score of 9.2 out of 10 on the happiness scale has Toronto sitting alongside Montreal in sixth place, declaring the concrete jungle to be one of the happiest on the planet.

The city falls behind only Helsinki, Oslo, Amsterdam, Zurich, and Stockholm.

Knight Frank

However, perhaps unsurprisingly, the city can’t boast a leading position when it comes to the amount of greenspace it has to offer.

In that department, Toronto is only showing a 13% ranking, and falls behind the majority of the other cities on the list.

Overall, Toronto ranked 13th for overall well-being, scoring a spot in the world’s overall top 20 cities.

Here are the cities that made the top 25, in order of appearance:

  1. Oslo
  2. Helsinki
  3. Zurich
  4. Vienna
  5. Madrid
  6. Stockholm
  7. Amsterdam
  8. Sydney
  9. Montreal
  10. Singapore
  11. Berlin
  12. Melbourne
  13. Toronto
  14. Seoul
  15. Dubai
  16. Lisbon
  17. Hong Kong
  18. Rome
  19. Edinburgh
  20. Milan
  21. New York
  22. Dublin
  23. Miami
  24. London
  25. Tokyo

Knight Frank