Vancouver named one of the healthiest cities in the world

Jan 23 2019, 5:40 am

You can’t kale our vibe.

If you needed more proof that Vancouver is a great place to live, we’ve officially cracked the top five healthiest cities in the world, according to a recent report from TravelSupermarket.

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In order to rank the world’s healthiest cities, the travel website has analyzed a variety of factors, ranging from health food shops and vegan option restaurants to green space and sunlight hours. The site then applies a total score based on “the density of each healthy metric in the city.”

As far as Vancouver goes, we ranked 5th on the overall list with a score of 32.24 – its highest rank coming in the ‘health food shops’ category (2nd).

TravelSupermarket claims that it’s “the combination of gyms, spas and vegan restaurants scattered across the city” that has resulted in Vancouver scoring high marks.

Topping the list with a score of 61.87 is Paris, France, due to its extensive spa experiences. The other cities landing ahead of Vancouver are Chiang Mai, Thailand (59.57), Barcelona, Spain (52.07), and Pattaya, Thailand (47.66).

Here is a look at the top 15:

1. Paris, France
2. Chiang Mai, Thailand
3. Barcelona, Spain
4. Pattaya, Thailand
5. Vancouver, Canada
6. Miami, USA
7. San Francisco, USA
8. Lisbon, Portugal
9. Denpasar, Indonesia
10. Buenos Aires, Argentina
11. Copenhagen, Denmark
12. Milan, Italy
13. Nice, France
14. Doha, Qatar
15. Washington DC, USA

The full list and scores can be found on the TravelSupermarket website.

The only other Canadian city to make the list, Toronto, placed 44th with a total score of 15.7.

This accolade follows on the heels of another 2019 study that listed Vancouver as one of the top cities worldwide to search information on veganism.

Graham CoxGraham Cox

+ Health & Fitness