Toronto ranked second best city in North America for quality of living

Mar 20 2018, 5:29 pm

In case you needed any more convincing that Toronto is a pretty great place to call home, our city has just been ranked the second-best city in North America when it comes to quality of living.

The latest ranking comes courtesy of the annual Mercer survey, which includes 231 cities around the world.

On the global scale, Toronto cracked the top-20, taking the 16th spot.

World rankings

European cities dominated the quality of life rankings, making up eight of the top 10 best cities to live in in the world.

And we shouldn’t feel too bad about not cracking the top-10 list. Only one Canadian city managed to do that: Vancouver, British Columbia.

On the global scale, it was Vienna, Austria, that topped the list for the ninth year in a row.

Top 10 cities in North America for quality of living

  1. Vancouver, Canada
  2. Toronto, Canada
  3. Ottawa, Canada
  4. Montreal, Canada
  5. San Francisco, USA
  6. Calgary, Canada
  7. Boston, USA
  8. Honululu, USA
  9. Seattle, USA
  10. New York, USA

Mercer ranks quality of living based on the following criteria:

  • Political and social environment
  • Economic environment
  • Socio-cultural environment
  • Medical and health considerations
  • Schools and education
  • Public services and transportation
  • Recreation
  • Consumer goods
  • Housing
  • Natural environment
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