10 Most Livable Cities 3 of Which Belong to Canada
Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary get ranked in the top 10 of the Economist`s annual ranking of the world’s most livable cities. The ranking is based on which cities around the world provide best or worst living conditions according to the five set categories: stability, health care, culture & environment, education, and infrastructure.
The magazine’s annual ranking consists of 140 cities where Melbourne, Australia took the top spot as the most livable city. While Vancouver and Toronto came in third and fourth leaving Calgary to tie with Adelaide for the fifth place.
The top 10 cities that made the list are as follows:
5) Calgary (tied). – Adelaide (tied).
8) Perth, Australia.
Judging by the ranking a broad trend displays that mid-sized cities in wealthy countries with low population densities receive a better score enabling them to rank higher. This allows for the city itself to have a greater range of recreational activities without it leading to an increase in crime levels or overburdened infrastructure.
Vancouver had a record low number for murders in 2013 which in part enabled the city to rank third on the list due to their low crime level. This explains why the cities that are experiencing violent uprising where all placed at the bottom such as; Kyiv was ranked 124th, Tripoli was ranked 132nd and Damascas receiving last place.