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Thursday, August 18, 2016

It's a great place to live if you can afford it!

Dear Readers:

Looks like Canada is the most "livable" place in the world according to this survey!

Canada is in the international spotlight again as Vancouver has been ranked third most “livable city” in a new global survey of 140 cities.

Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary ranked third, fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 2016 “livability” ranking report conducted by the Economist Group’s Intelligence Unit.

 The survey, published this week, provides scores for “lifestyle challenges” in 140 cities worldwide. It looks at factors such as a city’s stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. The rankings looked at specific indicators such as petty crime, civil unrest, sporting availability, public and private school availability and good quality housing and quality of telecommunications.

Apparently the only thing they forgot to include was AFFORDABILITY!

I just saw another survey this morning where a nice two bedroom apartment rents for about $1,000- a month here in London, Ontario, while in Vancouver that same apartment would be three times as much!  ($3,000-)

Top 5 most livable:
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Calgary, Canada and Adelaide, Australia
Top 5 least livable:
  • Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Douala, Cameroon
  • Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Karachi, Pakistan
  • Algiers, Algeria
 http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/vancouver-calgary-toronto-among-world-s-5-most-livable-cities-1.3033775