The Canadian cities of Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto are among the top ten most livable in the world, according to an Economist magazine survey.
Calgary comes in fourth, Vancouver sixth and Toronto joint seventh in the Global Livability Report 2018, which scores countries based on infrastructure, culture, environment, healthcare, education and stability.
Vienna the list in a top 10 otherwise dominated by Australian and Canadian cities, with Melbourne second, Sydney fifth and Adelaide tenth.
Osaka (3), Tokyo (7=) and Copenhagen (9).
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Source: Economist Intelligence Unit
How Calgary Scored For Livability
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Albertan giant Calgary moved up one place from is 2017 position, improving its score from 96.6 to 97.5 out of 100.
This was driven by perfect 100 scores for education, healthcare, stability and infrastructure.
The only category Calgary failed to scored a perfect 100 was culture and environment, where it scored 90.
The culture and environment category scored each city on everything from humidity to corruption, religious restriction and quality of food.
Both healthcare and education included scores for availability and quality of both private and public services.
How Vancouver Scored For Livability
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Vancouver’s overall score of 97.3 was exactly the same as 2017, although the British Columbia giant moved down three places as others improved.
The west coast city was awarded perfect 100 scores for culture and environment, healthcare and education.
It also scored 95 for stability and 92.9 for infrastructure in the report.
How Toronto Scored For Livability
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Toronto came in just 0.1 points below Vancouver, with an overall score of 97.2, again scoring exactly the same as 2017.
The Ontario giant’s joint seventh position is three down on a year ago.
It was awarded a perfect 100 for healthcare, education and stability.
Stability included scores for the threat of petty and violent crime, as well as the threat of a terror attack.
Toronto scored a 97.2 for its culture and environment, while it came out lowest on infrastructure, with a score of 89.3.