Friday, August 19, 2016, 11:46 AM – Canada has once again crowned the Economist Intelligence Unit’s list of the maximum livable cities within the world, taking three of the pinnacle 5 spots.
The once a year livability index released Thursday, shows the pinnacle five cities fit remaining year’s list. Melbourne, Australia, has been ranked the arena’s most livable metropolis for the sixth 12 months in a row. Previous to that, Vancouver held the pinnacle spot.
The report lists a hundred and forty cities and ranks them on a number of standards, together with: health care, education, safety, infrastructure and the environment (inclusive of weather situations). Each town is assigned a score out of one hundred.
This yr, Vancouver scored ninety-seven.3, Toronto 97.2 and Calgary ninety-six.6.
Those who score pleasant tend to be mid-sized towns in wealthier countries with a incredibly low populace density,” the report notes. “This can foster quite a number leisure activities with out main to excessive crime levels or overburdened infrastructure.”
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The effects show all 3 Canadian cities rating notably in fitness care and education. Toronto and Calgary acquired a perfect score of 100 for balance, while Vancouver scored ninety five.
“Over 5 years, 96 of the hundred and forty towns surveyed have seen a few exchanges in overall livability scores,” the report highlights. “Of those cities, seventy-one have visible declines in livability, up from fifty-two just six months in the past.”
Heightened fears over terrorism, social unrest and ongoing civil battle are some factors contributing to the decline in ratings, the report notes.
Right here’s the pinnacle 5 maximum livable cities:
• Melbourne, Australia
• Vienna, Austria
• Vancouver, Canada
• Toronto, Canada
• Tie: Calgary, Canada and Adelaide, Australia
The 5 least livable:
• Kyiv, Ukraine
• Douala, Cameroon
• Harare, Zimbabwe
• Karachi, Pakistan
• Algiers, Algeria
This modern-day survey comes amid several current ratings for Canada and inside Canada, inclusive of:
• The happiest international locations in the world
• The excellent fine of existence
• The best countries within the global
• The maximum (and least) sleepless towns in Canada
• The maximum (and least) flood-prepared towns in Canada
• The international locations maximum (and least) curious about climate alternate
• The maximum contented cities in Canada