Three Canadian Cities featured in list of 10 Most Livable Cities
In The Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) annual list of global livability, Canadian cities of Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary featured prominently in the list at positions 3, 4 and 5 respectively. Calgary is also tied with the Australian city, Adelaide. The Canadian cities positions remain unchanged from the 2015 list.
For the the sixth consecutive year, Melbourne, Australia tops the EIU's list. The liveability rating is a part of the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey. It quantifies the challenges that might be presented to "an individual's lifestyle across five broad categories of Stability, Healthcare, Culture and environment, Education and Infrastructure" according to their website.
The report additionally stated that this year there was a observable drop in livability rating due the the threat of terrorism in European cities and the social unrest in the US with the deaths of African Americans in police custody.
The wold's most livable cities according to the EIU:
1. Melbourne, Australia
2. Vienna, Austria
3. Vancouver, Canada
4. Toronto, Canada
5. Calgary, Canada and Adelaide, Australia
7. Perth, Australia
8. Auckland, New Zealand
9. Helsinki, Finland
10. Hamburg, Germany