Posted by: Tony Carson | 23 August, 2007

Congratulations Vancouver, you are #1

For the fifth year in a row, the UK Economist magazine has selected Vancouver the “most livable” city in the world in 132 cities it evaluated.

According to this article in the Globe and Mail, Vancouver tapped as world’s most ‘livable’ city, the city again achieved the mark “due to a low crime rate, little threat from instability or terrorism and a highly developed transport and communications infrastructure.”

It may also have added that Vancouverites are often the most polite and friendly people in any urban centre and, the city is a wonderful example of the wealth from multiculturalism.

Now, if the city could just win a Stanley Cup its world’s ranking of 1.3 (‘0’ being exceptional, ‘100’ being intolerable) could finally equal the legal blow limit.

Others in the top 10 include: Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Sydney in Australia, as well as Vienna, Copenhagen, Geneva and Zurich. Toronto was number 5.

Algiers was the least livable city on the list.

Currently, the Economist doesn’t have its study on its website.

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