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 2.4 million residents (according to the 2016 census).
Vancouver’s current place in the Quality of Life rankings is as follows:
Monocle: 15th place.
Mercer: 3rd place.
Economist Intelligence Unit: 6th place.
Despite (or due to) its very high living standards, Vancouver was recently crowned as the most expensive city in North America.