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Canada ranked Number 1 for Quality of Living

In case you missed it back in January it was announced that Canada ranked number one in the world for Quality of Living. 

To anyone who lives here, they might not be surprised to hear that as this is the fourth year running (yes, even with these long, cold winters). 

And it’s not just us saying that the rankings are actually done by US News, in partnership with BAV Group, a unit of VMLY&R, as well as with Wharton School, of the University of Pennsylvania.

The rankings are based on over 20,000 survey participants from around the world. They assess the perceptions of 80 countries using 75 different metrics. 

For the Quality of Living ranking, they look at attributes that relate to the quality of life such as affordability, safety,  economic stability, family friendliness, well-developed public school system and health system, and more. 

What made Canada’s quality of living so good was its good educational systems, strong job market, political stability, and safety, according to the study. 

In fact, they found that Canada actually dominated in all the attributes they were looking at, except affordability, where the country was beat out by Asian countries. 

As well, Canada ranks as number three as the best country in the world to live in, number three for best countries for women, number three for the best countries for education and number four for raising children. As for the category Movers, we ranked number 39. 

In the Quality of Life rankings, Canada was followed by Sweden, Denmark, and Norway. 

So, when the next snow storm hits, remember, this country really is one of the best places to live in the world.

Visit the US News site to view the full report.  20 best countries for Quality of Life in 2019

Canada
Sweden
Denmark
Norway
Switzerland
Finland
Australia
Netherlands
New Zealand
Germany
Belgium
UK
Japan
Luxembourg
Ireland
France
USA
Singapore
Portugal
China

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Deborah van der Linde

Deborah is a librarian who is passionate about books, storytelling, and writing. Thanks to her husband Adam’s military career, they have had the great fortune of living all across Canada. Deborah and Adam have two delightful children and a dog that thinks he’s one of the kids.

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