Vancouver ranks fifth in global 2012 quality of living rankings


Vancouver ranks fifth in global 2012 quality of living rankings

Vancouver has been ranked as Canada’s top-rated city for quality of living, retaining its fifth-place spot globally.

The annual Mercer Quality of Living survey says Vienna retains the top spot as the city with the world’s best quality of living, also keeping its first place ranking.

The survey also found that Zurich and the New Zealand city of Auckland were ranked second and third with Munich taking fourth spot.

The survey says Canada offers some of the best quality of living in the world with Ottawa ranking 14th, Toronto 15th, Montreal 23rd and Calgary 32nd.

Globally, the cities with the lowest quality of living are: Khartoum, Sudan; N’Djamena, Chad; Port-au Prince, Haiti; and Bangui in the Central African Republic.

Baghdad ranked last.

Mercer Quality of Living Survey – Worldwide Rankings, 2012

Rank City Country
1 Vienna Austria
2 Zurich Switzerland
3 Auckland New Zealand
4 Munich Germany
5 Vancouver Canada
6 Düsseldorf Germany
7 Frankfurt Germany
8 Geneva Switzerland
9 Copenhagen Denmark
10 Bern Switzerland
10 Sydney Australia
12 Amsterdam Netherlands
13 Wellington New Zealand
14 Ottawa Canada
15 Toronto Canada
16 Berlin Germany
17 Hamburg Germany
17 Melbourne Australia
19 Luxembourg Luxembourg
19 Stockholm Sweden
21 Perth Australia
22 Brussels Belgium
23 Montreal Canada
24 Nurnberg Germany
25 Singapore Singapore
26 Canberra Australia
27 Stuttgart Germany
28 Honolulu, HI United States
29 Adelaide Australia
29 Paris France
29 San Francisco, CA United States
32 Calgary Canada
32 Helsinki Finland
32 Oslo Norway
35 Boston, MA United States
35 Dublin Ireland
37 Brisbane Australia
38 London United Kingdom
39 Lyon France
40 Barcelona Spain
41 Milan Italy
42 Chicago, IL United States
43 Washington, DC United States
44 Lisbon Portugal
44 New York City, NY United States
44 Seattle, WA United States
44 Tokyo Japan
48 Kobe Japan
49 Madrid Spain
49 Pittsburgh, PA United States
49 Yokohama Japan

Source, Photo: Canadian Press, Old-Man-George


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