The annual rankings of the world’s most liveable cities has been revealed and three of the top ten are in Canada.

The listings from The Economist Intelligence Unit is based on several key factors:

  • Stability including crime and the threat of terror attacks;
  •  Healthcare including the availability and quality of public and private health services;
  • Culture & Environment including sporting, food and consumer goods and services, climate and levels of corruption;
  • Education, both public and private;
  • Infrastructure including roads, energy and provision of housing.

Melbourne, Australia leads the list followed by Vienna, Austria and the next three positions are all in Canada.

Vancouver (3), Toronto (4) and Calgary (5) all score highly in the key metrics for the listings.

The top ten is completed by Adelaide and Perth (Australia), Auckland (New Zealand), Helsinki (Finland) and Hamburg (Germany).

Some of the world’s most famous cities do not make the top ten due to high levels of crime offsetting some of their positives, these include New York, Paris, London and Tokyo.

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