Toronto ranks again in the top 10 most liveable cities in the world

Toronto ranks eighth in the world’s most liveable cities of 2022, according to a new report from The Economist.

The news outlet’s intelligence unit publishes an annual Global Liveability Index, rounding up the world’s cities and ranking them according to their living conditions.

He looks at the culture, stability, healthcare, infrastructure, and education a city has to offer to come to his conclusion.

Last year, Toronto didn’t make the top 10, no Canadian city did. Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto had slipped out of the top 10 due to “increased stress on health care resources during the second wave of the pandemic.” The Economist said.

Now, Calgary and Vancouver have moved up to third and fifth most livable cities, and Toronto is finally picking up the pace at No. 8.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Toronto’s stability score was 95.0, and we had perfect scores in the health care and education categories.

Our culture and environment scored a 95.4, and we rated our infrastructure lowest at 89.3, which is still pretty high considering the condition of our public transportation system, but don’t quote us on that.

The capital city of Vienna, Austria, which had dropped out of the top 10 last year, is back at its 2019 position: #1. It features perfect scores in four categories and near perfect scores in the rest.

Vienna was followed by Copenhagen, Zurich, Calgary, Vancouver, Geneva, Frankfurt, Toronto, Amsterdam, Osaka and Melbourne.

The world’s least livable cities were Tehran, Douala, Harare, Dhaka, Port Moresby, Karachi, Algiers, Tripoli, Lagos and Damascus, in that order.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

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