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

RankCityCountry
1ViennaAustria
2ZurichSwitzerland
3AucklandNew Zealand
4MunichGermany
5VancouverCanada
6DüsseldorfGermany
7FrankfurtGermany
8GenevaSwitzerland
9CopenhagenDenmark
10BernSwitzerland
10SydneyAustralia
12AmsterdamNetherlands
13WellingtonNew Zealand
14OttawaCanada
15TorontoCanada
16BerlinGermany
17HamburgGermany
17MelbourneAustralia
19LuxembourgLuxembourg
19StockholmSweden
21PerthAustralia
22BrusselsBelgium
23MontrealCanada
24NurnbergGermany
25SingaporeSingapore
26CanberraAustralia
27StuttgartGermany
28Honolulu, HIUnited States
29AdelaideAustralia
29ParisFrance
29San Francisco, CAUnited States
32CalgaryCanada
32HelsinkiFinland
32OsloNorway
35Boston, MAUnited States
35DublinIreland
37BrisbaneAustralia
38LondonUnited Kingdom
39LyonFrance
40BarcelonaSpain
41MilanItaly
42Chicago, ILUnited States
43Washington, DCUnited States
44LisbonPortugal
44New York City, NYUnited States
44Seattle, WAUnited States
44TokyoJapan
48KobeJapan
49MadridSpain
49Pittsburgh, PAUnited States
49YokohamaJapan

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

James Chung

Vancouver Lifestyle, Cool Tech & Travel Adventure. Email: [email protected]

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