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Thinking of moving to Vancouver?

Experts from across North America agree that Vancouver is the smart choice of top cities to live in.

As recently reported by the world’s leading magazine and publications, the verdict is in, with Vancouver finishing with flying colours in security, stability, scenery, livability, climate, restaurants, entertainment, education & transportation. Whether moving here for work or school, Vancouver is truly a top destination for a Canadian home, condominium or international pied-à-terre.

Canada comes in 2nd for “BEST COUNTRIES”

Ranking from USNEWS.com

 

“A set of 65 country attributes – terms that can be used to describe a country and that are also relevant to the success of a modern nation – were identified. Attributes by nation were presented in a survey of more than 16,000 people from across the globe where participants assessed how closely they associated one with the other.”

“Canadians pride themselves in encouraging all of their citizens to honor their own cultures. In 1971, Canada adopted a national policy of multiculturalism, which celebrates the country’s diversity.”

 

  1. Germany

  2. Canada

  3. United Kingdom

  4. United States

  5. Sweden

  6. Australia

  7. Japan

  8. France

  9. Netherlands

  10. Denmark

 
 
» Learn more about The Best Countries

Vancouver comes in 2nd – The Best Cities To Live in the World 2015 – Global Finance

Combined Ranking from Global Finance Magazine, NY – Including score based on points from each ranking based on three previous surveys

 

Sourced from Global Finance Magazine at GFmag.com, their editors combined all three liveability rankings from The Economist Intelligence Unit, Mercer and Monocle. By combining the three top ratings from the most reliable of sources, Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada is clearly one of the best cities on the planet to live or invest. “Blessed with great weather and stunning scenery, Vancouver is one of a few select cities that haven’t managed to destroy the beauty of it surroundings.”

 

  1. Vienna

  2. Vancouver

  3. Melbourne

  4. Sydney

  5. Zurich

  6. Auckland

  7. Tokyo

  8. Munich

  9. Berlin

  10. Toronto

North America’s Highest Quality of Life

  • Great Weather
  • Stunning Scenery
  • Foot and Bike Commuting
  • Urban Amenities
  • Excellent Dining & Nightlife

 
 
» Learn more about The Best Cities To Live in the World

US & Canada Green City Index – Vancouver comes 2nd!

The Economist Intelligence Unit – US and Canada Green City Index – Sponsored by Siemens

 

As reported in Time magazine in 2011 based on an Economist Intelligence Unit study, the Green City Index identifies the top cities in North America for a clean water supply, lower levels of carbon dioxide, best practices in city transportation & transit, recycling & composting of waste materials and laws with regards to an improved environment. Finishing 2nd overall of major cities in the US & Canada, the City of Vancouver is now targeting 2020 to claim the ‘Greenest City in the World’.

 

  1. San Francisco (83.8)

  2. Vancouver (81.3)

  3. New York City (79.2)

  4. Seattle (79.1)

  5. Denver (73.5)

  6. Boston (72.6)

  7. Los Angeles (72.5)

  8. Washington DC (71.4)

  9. Toronto (68.4)

  10. Minneapolis (67.7)

Numbers in Brackets Indicate a City’s Total Score

North America’s Highest Quality of Life

  • Mecca of Green Enterprise
  • Reducing Dependence on Fossil Fuels
  • Zero Waste through Recycling
  • Best Drinking Water of any City
  • Developing Urban Food Systems

 
» Learn more about the US and Canada Green City Index

Vancouver #3 Global Liveability Ranking 2016 – The Economist

The Economist Intelligence Unit Global Liveability Ranking 2016

 

As previously reported in The Economist magazine from the exclusive Economist Intelligence Unit, their report is fittingly titled “The World’s Most Liveable Cities”. Well publicized around the globe by major media and online, the Economist list of the world’s best cities quantifies living conditions such as safety, health care, educational resources, infrastructure and environment. They are precisely the advantages of Canada’s jewel on the Pacific – Vancouver, located in the province of British Columbia. Year-after-year, Vancouver is truly one of “The Most Liveable Cities” on the planet.

 

  1. Melbourne, Australia

  2. Vienna, Austria

  3. Vancouver, British Columbia

  4. Toronto

  5. Calgary, Alberta

  6. Adelaide, Australia

  7. Perth, Australia

  8. Auckland, New Zealand

  9. Helsinki, Finland

  10. Hamburg, Germany

North America’s Most Liveable City

  • Safe Streets
  • World-Leading Education
  • Economic stability
  • Stable Governments at all Levels
  • Low Crime Rate

 
 
» Read the rest of The Economists Report on Global Livability

Vancouver #5 in Quality of Living Survey – Mercer

Mercer Quality of Living Survey 2015

 

As reported by Mercer.com, their highly respected “Quality of Living Survey” gives important insights to the finest in modern city living around the globe. Mercer’s “Quality of Living Survey” is used by government embassies and international companies when it comes to relocation of executives and embassy officials, and what cities could constitute a hardship post. Mercer is recognized as a leading global consultant in talent, health, retirement and investments. They have more than 20,000 employees in over 140 countries. Vancouver consistency places top five in their eagerly anticipated rankings.

 

  1. Vienna, Austria

  2. Zurich, Switzerland

  3. Auckland, New Zealand

  4. Munich, Germany

  5. Vancouver, Canada

  6. Düsseldorf, Germany

  7. Frankfurt, Germany

  8. Geneva, Switzerland

  9. Copenhagen, Denmark

  10. Sydney, Australia

North America’s Highest Quality of Living

  • Top-Ranked City Planning
  • Clean Air – Right off the Ocean
  • Mildest Climate in Canada
  • International Foodies’ Paradise
  • Multi-Cultural and Multi-Lingual

 
 
» Learn more about Mercer’s Quality of Living Survey

Vancouver places 7th in Quality of Life Survey – Monocle

Monocle Quality of Living Survey 2015

 

Sourced from London, England based Monocle Magazine, one of the world’s finest publications for sophisticated urbanites, their city and metropolis rankings quantifies the vitality and vibrancy of today’s global urban centres analyzing crime, outdoor pursuits, available healthcare, state-funded education, and even take into account conveniences such as outdoor seating. Other metrics to Monocle’s “Quality of Life Survey” are the number of international routes that connect to each city and the rest of the world. Vancouver consistently finishes as a Monocle Magazine favourite, recently praising our fashion shops & brands, and retailers who are making a mark.

 

  1. (2) Tokyo, Japan

  2. (6) Vienna, Austria

  3. (14) Berlin, Germany

  4. (3) Melbourne, Australia

  5. (11) Sydney, Australia

  6. (4) Stockholm, Sweden

  7. (15) Vancouver, Canada

  8. (5) Helsinki, Finland

  9. (8) Munich, Germany

  10. (7) Zurich, Switzerland

Numbers in Brackets Indicate Ranking from Previous Year

North America’s Highest Quality of Life

  • Spectacular Setting
  • Efficient Transit
  • Adventure Gateway
  • Canadian Healthcare
  • World Leading Public Schools

 
 
» Learn more about Monocle’s Quality of Life Survey

 

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