The annual list ranking the liveability of 140 cities across the globe was just released and once again Calgary has cracked the top 5. This year Vancouver was knocked out of the top position for the first time in almost a decade as the coastal city fell to the number three spot ousted by Melbourne, Australia. Vienna, Austria took the second place spot followed by the three Canadian cities, Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary, to round out the top 5.
The rankings are based on the criteria of stability, education, healthcare, infrastructure and culture-environment. Calgary scored perfect 100’s for education, healthcare and stability and ranked in the 90’s for all categories aside from culture-environment with a score of 89.1. As subjective as an international ranking process may be, it is certainly never a bad thing to near the top of the list.
The continuation of our high global ranking by a respected international source helps solidify Calgary’s international appeal as a desired place to live and work and certainly can’t hurt our immigration rate, which in turn has a direct effect on the local real estate market.
Congratulations cowtown and to all of the other great Canadian cities that made the grade. Let’s continue to build Calgary into the cultural, economic and quality metropolitan area we all envision and hopefully Melbourne will be looking up at us in the years to come.
For more information click on the link below to view the EIU's Liveability & Overview Summary.