Canada’s Top Livable Cities

The Economist has published its most livable cities for 2019. This list is composed of the cities that the Economist Intelligence Unit has ranked based on factors like healthcare, culture, environment, education, activities and housing. The top livable cities are predominately medium-sized with excellent education opportunities, public health care and reliable public transit.

The 2019 Most Livable Cities:

  1. Vienna, Austria
  2. Melbourne, Australia
  3. Sydney, Australia
  4. Osaka, Japan
  5. Calgary, Canada
  6. Vancouver, Canada
  7. Toronto, Canada
  8. Tokyo, Japan
  9. Copenhagen, Denmark
  10. Adelaide, Australia

Three of the top livable cities are located in Canada demonstrating the appeal of living there.

Why Calgary

For the past seven years Calgary has ranked in the top livable cities. It is renowned for its healthcare and education. Calgary is also known for being clean and in fact was named the world’s cleanest city in 2014. The city stays clean through heavy litter fines. Compared with other cities in Canada, Calgary has very low taxes and there is no provincial state tax.

Why Vancouver?

Vancouver has managed to secure a position on the list many times. It is well known for its cultural diversity. The city is deeply grounded in the cultural roots of the Coast Salish people and is home to people from across the globe. Surrounded by oceans and mountains, the city has easy access to stunning nature.

Why Toronto?

Toronto is the largest city in Canada which brings many benefits to the inhabitants in terms of diversity, job options and educational choices. Approximately 50% of the city population was born in another country and has since made Toronto their home. Toronto is ranked the 3rd lowest city in Canada for homicide and violent crime statistics.