Three of the largest Canadian cities Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary have been ranked amongst the Top 10 most livable global cities in 2018. This is as per the latest survey of the Economist. The number of immigrants in Calgary enhanced to 404, 700 in 2016 from 197, 175 in 2001. This has been revealed by the latest data of Statistics Canada.
Toronto and Vancouver are undoubtedly amongst the most favored destinations for immigrants to Canada. These 3 Canadian cities are the only cities in North America to make it to the list. 2018 Global Liveability Index of the Economist Intelligence Unit ranks the cities based on 5 factors.
Calgary replaced Toronto in the 4th place in comparison with the 2017 EIU survey results in 2017. On the other hand, Toronto and Vancouver dropped 3 places to reach the 7th and 6th place.
Vienna, the capital city of Austria has been ranked as the most livable city globally for the first time in 2018. It replaces Melbourne for the # 1 rank, as quoted by the CIC News.
EIU publishes the Global Liveability Index every year. It assesses the living conditions across 140 nations in the world based on 5 factors. These include Infrastructure, Culture and Environment, Education, Healthcare, Infrastructure and Stability. Every city is awarded a score for livability based on quantitative and qualitative factors under each of the 5 factors.
Calgary scored perfect in 4 out of the 5 categories. Its only shortcoming was Culture and Environment. Perfect scores for Education and Healthcare were obtained by Toronto and Vancouver.
Vancouver was the only city amongst the top 10 global livable cities to score perfectly in the category Culture and Environment.
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