Canada is one of the world’s safest, most comfortable countries, with citizens who enjoy generally contented lives free from substantial hardship. Also, it distinguishes itself with its internationally renowned universities, close proximity to nature, cultural diversity and even its safety and security.
Moving in Canada is not simple and requires a lot of preparation and it is necessary to analysis the benefits and the costs. Even Canada stands out among other countries for its quality of life, every region has its own unique qualities. So, everybody needs to consider the quality of living, before moving in one region rather than another.
In this work, we are going to rank the Canadian cities by quality of life index, which is an estimation of overall quality of life. It is calculated by using an empirical formula that takes in consideration the purchasing power index, pollution index, house price to income ratio, cost of living index, safety index, health care index, traffic commute time index and climate index. The higher is the value of the index, better is the quality of life.
The city with the highest quality of living in Canada is Ottawa, followed by Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Montreal and Halifax. Winnipeg is in the penultimate place in quality of living ranking and Toronto is the city with the worst quality of life in Canada.
For the others Canadian cities, there is no information about this index, so they are not included in the ranking of the Canadian cities by quality of life.
The data used in this work are provided by Numbeo and are relating to mid-2019.