Vancouver ranks #3 in the world for quality of life

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A recent survey has named Vancouver third in the world for quality of life.

Vienna placed first, with Zurich in second. However, Vancouver shared third place in a three-way split with Auckland and Munich. With that being said, this is the first time since the inception of the ranking that a Canadian city has placed in the top three.

Vienna has placed first for the past ten consecutive years.

The survey, complied by Mercer, a human-resources consultancy, determines the ranking based on 39 criteria. Some of these include housing, political stability, crime, leisure, air pollution, infrastructure, the health system, education and the economy.

“The prominence of Canadian cities in this global ranking showcases how the quality of living in this country is important not only for those who live here, but also for attracting multinational corporations and their employees,” said Gordon Frost, Partner and Career Business Leader for Mercer Canada.

“As organizations work to navigate the workforce for the future, this is one of the critical elements to identify which location is the most relevant for your employees.”

Quality of Life

  1. Vienna Austria
  2. Zürich Switzerland
  3. Vancouver Canada
  4. Munich Germany
  5. Auckland New Zealand
  6. Düsseldorf Germany
  7. Frankfurt Germany
  8. Copenhagen Denmark
  9. Geneva Switzerland
  10. Basel Switzerland

With files from Relax News.