The Mercer Quality of Living Ranking has ranked Vancouver the No. 1 city to live in North America, and the No. 5 most livable city in the world among 221 cities.

The many factors taken into account in ranking the cities include important issues such as personal safety, economic and political stability, education and health care systems as well as public services.

Vancouver is the only North American city to rank in the top 5 cities in the world, in the same groups as Vienna (1), Zurich (2), Auckland (3) and Munich (4).

A separate survey was done on the infrastructure of the cities and Vancouver ranked No. 9 in the world for areas such as electricity, telephone, water, traffic congestion, public transportation and international flight availablity.

Congratulations to those who have made this beautiful city their home.

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