The Economist Intelligence Unit released its list of the most liveable cities in the world. Three Canadian cities made the top ten, and Vancouver came sixth.
The list factors in challenges that an individual would face living in 140 cities worldwide. From here, each city is judged on 30 qualitative and quantitative factors.
In addition, these qualities are based on five broad categories: Stability, Healthcare, Culture and Environment, Education and Infrastructure.
As for other Canadian cities on the list, Calgary ranked fourth, followed by Toronto in seventh.
Vienna, Austria took first place, followed by Melbourne, Australia in second, and Osaka, Japan in third.
The United States of America did not make the top ten.
Most Liveable Cities List
While Vancouver made the top ten this year, it ranked third in 2017. In fact, Vancouver ranked third for an astonishing seven years and a row. As such, this year’s result breaks Vancouver’s streak.
Further, a recent study found that Vancouver residents are the unhappiest in Canada.
Developed in 1946, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has over 70 years of experience. They are a branch of the Economist Group who set out to help both governments and businesses understand how the world is changing.