Vancouver ranked the 6th most liveable city in the world

Sep 4 2019, 9:11 am

Vancouver has been named the 6th most liveable city in the world.

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual Global Liveability Report has been released, ranking global cities on the concept of “liveability.” According to the report, this means it assesses which locations around the world provide the best and worst living conditions.

To accomplish this, The Economist ranked 140 cities based on 30 qualitative and quantitative factors across five broad categories: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure.

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Austria’s capital of Vienna ranked as the world’s most livable city for the second year in a row, topping the list with nearly perfect scores for stability, culture and environment, education and infrastructure, and healthcare.

Vienna was followed by Melbourne, Sydney, and Osaka respectively.

Vancouver’s ranking didn’t change from 2018, although the city actually ranked third on the list in 2017. Calgary ranked as the top Canadian city on the list this year, placing fifth, while Toronto placed seventh.

Of the five main categories, Vancouver received a score of 95 for stability, 100 for healthcare, 100 for culture and environment, 100 for education, and 92.9 for infrastructure, for an overall score of 97.3.

So if you’re calling Vancouver, Toronto or Calgary home, you can easily say you’re living in one of the best cities in the world, once again.

World’s most livable cities 2019

  1. Vienna, Austria
  2. Melbourne, Australia
  3. Sydney, Australia
  4. Osaka, Japan
  5. Calgary, Canada
  6. Vancouver, Canada
  7. Toronto, Canada
  8. Tokyo, Japan
  9. Copenhagen, Denmark
  10. Adelaide, Australia

The 10 Most Liveable Cities

World’s least livable cities 2019

  1. Damascus, Syria
  2. Lagos, Nigeria
  3. Dhaka, Bangladesh
  4. Tripoli, Libya
  5. Karachi, Pakistan
  6. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  7. Harare, Zimbabwe
  8. Douala, Cameroon
  9. Algiers, Algeria
  10. Caracas, Venezuela

The 10 Least Liveable Cities