Friday, February 12, 2010

Economist 2010: Vancouver still #1

Olympics host Vancouver ranked world's most liveable city
Reuters Life: Vancouver has again topped a list of the top 10 most livable cities in the world... In the annual survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit, Vancouver scored 98 percent on a combination of stability, health care, culture and environment, education and infrastructure -- a score unchanged from last year. The city has also topped the index since at least 2007.

In the 2010 ranking, there was little change in the top positions with Vienna, Melbourne and Toronto still taking the second, third and fourth positions and the top 10 dominated by Canadian and Australian cities, which took seven of the top 10 slots... The Economist Intelligence Unit survey ranked 140 cities on 30 factors such as health care, culture and environment, and education and personal safety... New York was ranked 56th, two slots behind London which was at number 54, while Los Angeles ranked at number 47.

Following is a list of the top 10 most liveable cities as ranked by The Economist:
1. Vancouver, Canada
2. Vienna, Austria
3. Melbourne, Australia
4. Toronto, Canada
5. Calgary, Canada
6. Helsinki, Finland
7. Sydney, Australia
8. Perth, Australia
9. Adelaide, Australia
10. Auckland, New Zealand
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