Canada holds three of the top spots in an annual survey on the ‘livability’ of the world’s great cities.

The report by The Economist ranks cities based on healthcare, infrastructure, education, culture and environment, and stability.

Melbourne tops this year’s list followed by Vienna, but then it’s three-in-a row for Canada with Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary in 3rd, 4th and 5th places.

The similarities between the highest-ranking cities include their middling size, in wealthy countries, and relatively low populations. The report says that this allows for recreational activity in an environment with low crime and unburdened infrastructure.

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