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.
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:
- Hong Kong
- New York