Toronto ranked 2nd best city in North America for quality of living

Mar 13 2019, 4:46 pm

In case you needed another reminder that Toronto is a pretty sweet place to call home, our fine city has just been recognized as the second-best city in North America when it comes to quality of living.

Talk about bragging rights.

The latest ranking comes courtesy of the annual Mercer survey, which includes 231 cities around the world. Mercer is one of the largest human resource consulting firms in the world.

On the global scale, Toronto cracked the top-20, taking the 16th spot, following on the heels of our west coast cousin Vancouver, which tied for third.

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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.

On the global scale, Vienna, Austria, topped the ranking for the 10th year in a row, closely followed by Zurich, the runner-up.

Top 10 cities in North America for quality of living

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

Quality of Living City Ranking/Mercer