The 2017 Global Livability report lists three cities of Canada- Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary among the top 10 in this year’s list of the world’s most livable cities.
The Economist Intelligence Unit has published its annual report, with Canada and Australia dominating the list as always.The report which ranks 140 cities based on their quality of life across five broad categories that are stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure.
Each city was assigned with a rating based on more than 30 qualitative and quantitative factors as health-care availability, social or religious restrictions, quality of public transport, threat of terror attacks and prevalence of crime. Scores range from one, which is considered intolerable conditions, to 100, which is ideal.
The analysts say that a closer look at the top-scoring cities reveals a few important commonalities: top performers tend to be mid-sized cities in wealthier countries with a relatively low population density.Lower population density is positively related to better infrastructure and less crime.