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Cities With The Best Quality of Life In Canada 2018

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Canada performs very well in many measures of well-being relative to most other countries in the quality of life Index.

Not every city has equal quality of life because of many factors. For example, you can’t compare Edmonton to Windsor because of larger cities has bigger budgets for infrastructure, law enforcement, Public transportations and for day to day operations of the city.

The following rankings are based on the following categories

  • Quality Of Life Index
  • Purchasing Power Index
  • Safety Index
  • Health Care Index
  • Climate Index
  • Cost of Living Index
  • Property Price to Income Ratio
  • Traffic Commute Time Index
  • Pollution Index

Here are Cities With The Best Quality of Life In Canada 2018

10. Toronto, Ontario

Toronto, Ontario

Toronto, Ontario

Toronto is the most populated city in Canada, Toronto is the New York City of Canada, very expensive to live in, however, Toronto is very diversified and has Cultural Foods from around the world.

Quality Of Life Index: 161.39
Purchasing Power Index: 107.21
Safety Index: 65.12
Health Care Index: 74.30
Climate Index:  64.89
Cost of Living Index: 73.18
Property Price to Income Ratio: 11.45
Traffic Commute Time Index:  43.44
Pollution Index: 37.38

9. Montreal, Quebec

Montreal, Quebec

Montreal, Quebec

Montreal’s metropolitan is home to 4,098,927 People according to 2016 Census data. In Montreal, you can still experience french foods without traveling all the way to France. 1 Bedroom Apartment rent cost an average of $ 1,050 Per months, monthly Bus Pass cost around $ 83.00

Quality Of Life Index: 167.28
Purchasing Power Index: 121.87
Safety Index: 67.18
Health Care Index: 60.78
Climate Index: 51.50
Cost of Living Index: 66.75
Property Price to Income Ratio: 6.74
Traffic Commute Time Index: 39.55
Pollution Index: 35.01

8. Kelowna, British Columbia

Kelowna, British Columbia

Kelowna, British Columbia

Kelowna is a city in the south of Canada’s British Columbia province. Home 180,000 People, Kelowna is famous for wineries. One Bedroom apartment cost around $1,210.00 in the City Centre, Bus Pass cost $70.00 per months and Bottle of Wine Mid-Rang would cost you around $18.00.

Quality Of Life Index: 170.07
Purchasing Power Index: 110.58
Safety Index: 53.82
Health Care Index: 68.37
Climate Index: 59.65
Cost of Living Index: 71.21
Property Price to Income Ratio: 5.84
Traffic Commute Time Index: 33.79
Pollution Index: 27.68

7. Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver, a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities. Also, Vancouver is home to 2.463 million people, monthly Bus pass would cost you around $95.00 and one Bedroom apartment rent is $ 1,921.63 in the downtown area.

Quality Of Life Index: 171.35
Purchasing Power Index: 99.81
Safety Index: 64.25
Health Care Index: 73.26
Climate Index: 91.07
Cost of Living Index: 72.93
Property Price to Income Ratio: 16.77
Traffic Commute Time Index: 39.69
Pollution Index: 24.69

6. Hamilton, Ontario

hamilton Ontario

hamilton Ontario

Hamilton is a Canadian port city on the western tip of Lake Ontario. Hamilton is home to 747,545 People and One Bedroom apartment rent is $954.10 in the downtown area. A monthly bus pass would cost around $101.10

Quality Of Life Index: 172.86
Purchasing Power Index: 132.24
Safety Index: 56.50
Health Care Index: 83.16
Climate Index: 62.35
Cost of Living Index: 63.03
Property Price to Income Ratio: 6.38
Traffic Commute Time Index: 35.71
Pollution Index: 47.70

5. Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax, an Atlantic Ocean port in eastern Canada, major business center, it’s also known for its maritime history. Halifax is home to 403,390 people. One Bedroom apartment rent is $1,153 in the downtown area. A monthly bus pass would cost around $78.00

Quality Of Life Index: 176.52
Purchasing Power Index: 107.82
Safety Index: 59.18
Health Care Index: 72.77
Climate Index: 58.99
Cost of Living Index: 77.30
Property Price to Income Ratio: 5.05
Traffic Commute Time Index: 31.92
Pollution Index: 24.34

4. Edmonton, Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta

Edmonton, capital of Canada’s Alberta province, sits on the North Saskatchewan River and Edmonton is the fastest growing city in the country. Edmonton is home to 1,346,000 People, One Bedroom apartment rent is $1,232 in the downtown area. A monthly bus pass would cost around $94.25

Quality Of Life Index: 176.74
Purchasing Power Index: 133.73
Safety Index: 58.71
Health Care Index: 76.36
Climate Index: 32.11
Cost of Living Index: 72.22
Property Price to Income Ratio: 4.51
Traffic Commute Time Index: 34.53
Pollution Index: 27.53

3. Calgary, Alberta

Calgary, Alberta

Calgary, Alberta

Calgary, a cosmopolitan Alberta city with numerous skyscrapers, owes its rapid growth to its status as the center of Canada’s oil industry. Calgary is home to 1,392,609 People, One Bedroom apartment rent is $1,77.08 in the downtown area. A monthly bus pass would cost around $101.00

Quality Of Life Index: 188.25
Purchasing Power Index: 151.27
Safety Index: 68.07
Health Care Index: 74.02
Climate Index: 33.09
Cost of Living Index: 72.03
Property Price to Income Ratio: 4.63
Traffic Commute Time Index: 36.25
Pollution Index: 25.45

2. Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria, capital of British Columbia, sits on the craggy southern end of Vancouver Island. Victoria is home to 365,000 People, One Bedroom apartment rent is $1,323.61 in the downtown area. A monthly bus pass would cost around $85.00

Quality Of Life Index: 196.24
Purchasing Power Index: 114.39
Safety Index: 66.64
Health Care Index: 67.07
Climate Index: 92.52
Cost of Living Index: 70.08
Property Price to Income Ratio: 7.10
Traffic Commute Time Index: 31.28
Pollution Index: 16.15

1. Ottawa, Ontario

Ottawa, ontario

Ottawa, Ontario

Ottawa is Canada’s capital, in the east of southern Ontario, near the city of Montreal. Ottawa is home to 1,323,783 People, One Bedroom apartment rent is $1,230.00 in the downtown area. A monthly bus pass would cost around $113.75

Quality Of Life Index: 201.43
Purchasing Power Index: 147.79
Safety Index: 75.48
Health Care Index: 73.81
Climate Index: 44.46
Cost of Living Index: 65.77
Property Price to Income Ratio: 5.26
Traffic Commute Time Index: 34.39
Pollution Index: 16.10

Emily Wilson

Emily Wilson is 3rd-year University student at Brigham Young University and  Financial Writer for University Magazine and Edmonton Gazette

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