For more than a decade, business magazine assessments have ranked Vancouver as one of the most “liveable cities” worldwide, and the Economist Intelligence Unit acknowledged it as the first city to rank amongst the top-ten of the world’s most liveable cities for five consecutive years.
The third most populous metropolitan area in the country, and the most populous in Western Canada, has more than 2.3 million residents (according to the 2011 census).
Vancouver’s current place in the Quality of Life rankings is as follows:
Monocle: 11th (dropping 4 places from 2015).
Mercer: 5th (same place as in 2015).
Economist Intelligence Unit: 5th (dropping 2 places from 2016).
Despite (or due to) its very high living standards, Vancouver was recently crowned last year as the most expensive city in North America.
Focal Journey (by Gustavo Espinola)