Toronto named 5th best city in the world to be a millennial

Mar 3 2018, 12:10 am

Toronto has been ranked as the fifth best city in the world to live in if you are a millennial, according to relocation company Nestpick.

Nestpick examined 110 cities across the world and picked the best millennial metropolises based on a scoring system that grades cities on 17 key factors.

The report looks at four major factors for each city: employment availability, ability to afford a good life, open-mindedness and tolerance, and fun.

These larger categories were then broken into several subcategories, ranging from a startup ranking to a beer ranking.

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Each of the 17 factors were ranked out of 10 for each city. These rankings were then averaged out, using Nestpick’s scoring formula. Here is how Toronto scored:

  • Employment: 6.3
  • Startup score: 9.5
  • Tourism: 4.4
  • Housing: 2.7
  • Food ranking: 6.1
  • Transport: 4.3
  • Health rank: 7.4
  • Internet speed: 7.1
  • University score: 5.2
  • Access to contraception: 8.6
  • Gender equality: 7.0
  • Immigration tolerance: 9.9
  • Personal freedom of choice: 9.4
  • LGBTQ friendly: 9.8
  • Nightlife: 4.5
  • Beer ranking: 3.6
  • Festival ranking: 9.4
Toronto scored high in the startup, immigration, and LGBTQ categories.
However, the city received a lower score for its housing and transportation.

Top of the pile

Montreal came out on top millennial city in North America, ranking high than any Canadian or American city on the list. However, Toronto and Vancouver both made the top ten.

So what is the best city in the world for millennials? Turns out it’s Berlin, Germany. The city scored exceptionally high for its accessible transportation and nightlife.

Best cities for millennials in the world 2018: 

  1. Berlin, Germany
  2. Montreal, Canada
  3. London, UK
  4. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  5. Toronto, Canada
  6. Vancouver, Canada
  7. Barcelona, Spain
  8. New York City, USA
  9. Cologne, Germany
  10. Manchester, UK
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