Economist ranks Vancouver as one of the World’s most Liveable Cities

Economist ranks Vancouver as one of the World’s most Liveable Cities

September 1, 2016 Posted by Amrinder Sandhar

Vancouver, British Columbia has once again been recognized as one of the top cities worldwide to live and work. The Economist Group’s Intelligence Unit has recently released their 2016 global liveability survey, ranking Vancouver as the third most livable city in the world.

The survey looked at 140 cities focusing on factors such as a city’s stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. The rankings looked at specific indicators such as civil unrest, sporting availability, public and private school availability, good quality housing and quality of telecommunications. The ratings ranged from “acceptable” to “intolerable” and were given a score between 1 and 100.

With a score of 97.3, Vancouver was narrowly beaten by Melbourne, Australia, coming in as the top city and Vienna, Austria which came in second.

Vancouver is consistently recognized as a top destination for people around the world to live and work. The city’s high quality of life, cultural diversity and clean environment is also reflected in cities and communities across British Columbia, where the casual lifestyle combines world-class amenities with easy access to exciting outdoor activities. Spectacular mountains and beaches, easily accessible resorts and unique wilderness adventures also draw millions of people every year.

From a business perspective, British Columbia offers a dynamic and educated labour pool, a stable and growing economy as well as strong cultural and commercial connections to the Asia-Pacific region.  These connections are strengthened by British Columbia’s geographic location on Canada’s west coast, making it easy to travel to and from Asia. And with dozens of direct non-stop flights each day to key markets throughout the region, British Columbia has truly become Canada’s gateway to the Asia-Pacific.

For more information on the benefits of investing or setting up a business in British Columbia, contact one of our Trade and Investment Representatives.
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