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World’s best city to live: Vancouver (again)

Submitted by on February 17, 2010 – 7:35 amNo Comment

Vancouver houseboatsWith the 2010 Winter Olympics in full swing, peo­ple around the planet are get­ting a good look at the host city, Vancouver.

And if you think it looks like a pretty good place to live, you’re not alone.

The Economist Intelligence Unit recently ranked Vancouver as the most live­able city in the world.

Two other Canadian cities — Toronto and Calgary — also scored in the top 5.

Among the fac­tors that led to Vancouver’s top rank­ing are the region’s sta­bil­ity, health care, cul­ture and envi­ron­ment, edu­ca­tion, and gen­eral infrastructure.

According to the EIU sur­vey, the World’s Top 10 Most Liveable Cities are:

  1. Vancouver, Canada
  2. Vienna, Austria
  3. Melbourne, Australia
  4. Toronto, Canada
  5. Calgary, Canada
  6. Helsinki, Finland
  7. Sydney, Australia
  8. Perth, Australia
  9. Adelaide, Australia
  10. Auckland, New Zealand

For more details on the EIU report, see their press release here.

Photo ©Carolyn B. Heller

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