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Vancouver Ranked Number One For Quality Of Living In North America

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Vancouver was ranked the third most livable city in the world last year; however, a new report ranks it number one in all of North America.

Mercer’s 2018 Quality of Living survey measures a multitude of factors to determine the how suitable cities are for people that are sent to work abroad. The survey includes climate, disease and sanitation standards, ease of communications, and physical remoteness as important measures in the liveability of cities.

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Vancouver Ranked Number One

Moreover, the survey compares over 200 cities around the world to ascertain how comfortable people will be on global assignments. In the global ranking, for the ninth consecutive year, Vienna claimed the top spot for Quality of Living. Vancouver wasn’t far behind, coming in at number five.

In terms of Sanitation, Honolulu came in at Number One, with Ottawa coming in at number two. Unfortunately, Vancouver did not make the top ten in this category. With that in mind, the sanitation ranking was not poor enough knock it from grabbing the top spot in North American for living conditions.

Mercer has conducted its annual survey for 20 years, and it also provides information about how each city has improved over the years.

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