Vancouver ranked most liveable city in North America for 2015

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The 2015 Quality of Living survey ranks Vancouver as the best city in North America for quality of life… again!

Vancouver renewed its title of fifth most liveable city in the world and first in North America, beaten only by Vienna, Zurich, Auckland and Munich. 2014’s survey, conducted by Mercer, returned the same results.

The survey looks at several factors such as personal freedom, crime, political stability and air quality, and Vancouver’s milder climate is one of the main reasons for it having a higher ranking in North America.

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The survey also looks at housing but not for the cost. If that were to be taken into account, Vancouver would most certainly dip a few spots in the ranking as would many cities. Almost every city on this list also ranks as one of the most expensive to live in.

While cities in Western Europe held a majority of the rankings, there were more Canadian cities in the top 35 than those in the U.S. Behind Vancouver was Toronto (15), Ottawa (18), Montreal (24) and Calgary (33).

Top 35 cities for quality of living:

  1. Vienna, Austria
  2. Zurich, Switzerland
  3. Auckland, New Zealand
  4. Munich, Germany
  5. Vancouver, Canada
  6. Dusseldorf, Germany
  7. Frankfurt, Germany
  8. Geneva, Switzerland
  9. Copenhagen, Denmark
  10. Sydney, Australia
  11. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  12. Wellington, New Zealand
  13. Bern, Switzerland
  14. Berlin, Germany
  15. Toronto, Canada
  16. Hamburg, Germany
  17. Melbourne, Australia
  18. Ottawa, Canada
  19. Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  20. Stockholm, Sweden
  21. Stuttgart, Germany
  22. Brussels, Belgium
  23. Perth, Australia
  24. Montreal, Canada
  25. Nurnberg, Germany
  26. Singapore, Singapore
  27. Adelaide, Australia
  28. Paris, France
  29. San Francisco, U.S.A.
  30. Canberra, Australia
  31. Helsinki, Finland
  32. Oslo, Norway
  33. Calgary, Canada
  34. Boston, U.S.A
  35. Dublin, Ireland

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