Canada was ranked as the second best country in the world to live in, said the first ever compilation of the world’s best countries, which was released on 5 October at the WEF (World Economic Forum) in Davos, Switzerland.
According to Daily Hive Vancouver, out of the 60 countries ranked, Germany took the first spot. Canada was rated the number one country for quality of life and two for citizenship.
Factored into the quality of sub-ranking were various aspects such as safety, quality of public services, including schools and the healthcare, cost of living, job opportunities, economic solidity, income parity and family-friendliness.
In terms of quality of life ranking, Scandinavian countries emerged at the top after Canada, as Sweden, Denmark and The Netherlands were ranked at second, third and fifth positions, respectively. Australia was ranked at the fourth place in the same index.
Included in the citizenship sub-ranking were factors such as human rights, gender equality, religious freedom and reliability. Here, Sweden took the first spot, while Denmark was ranked third. The Netherlands and Australia were ranked fourth and fifth, respectively.
The list was said to have been an outcome of collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania, the WEF and US News.
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