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Vancouver Ranks #1 in Quality of Living Among Cities in the Americas

Submitted by on December 4, 2012 – 3:39 pmNo Comment

Vancouver Yaletown skyline and seawall, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaCanadian cities took four out of the top five spots among cities in the Americas in the 2012 Mercer Quality of Living survey, an annual assessment that compares the quality of life in 221 urban areas worldwide.

Vancouver was rated the best place to live in the Americas, followed by Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal. Honolulu rounded out the Americas Top 5 list.

Overall, Vancouver ranked fifth in the world, behind Vienna, Austria; Zurich, Switzerland; Auckland, New Zealand; and Munich, Germany.

Ottawa was #14 worldwide, Toronto was #15, and Montreal ranked #23. Calgary came in at #32 among worldwide cities.

Additional details about the 2012 Mercer Quality of Living Survey are available on the Mercer website.

If you’ve lived or worked in Canada or elsewhere in the Americas, do you agree? Do Canadian cities continue to deserve the top spots for best quality of life? Please leave a comment and share your experiences.

Vancouver skyline photo © Carolyn B. Heller

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