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Vancouver is 'best place to live'

Vancouver is 'best place to live'

Vancouver is the world's best place to live, a survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has found.

The EIU ranked 127 cities in terms of personal risk, infrastructure and the availability of goods and services.

Most of the cities that fell into the top "liveability" bracket were based in Western Europe and North America.

The worst places were Algiers in Algeria, and Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea because "many aspects of daily life present challenges", the EIU said.

Safe havens?

Canadian cities scored well, as did Austria's Vienna and Switzerland's Geneva, because they are not seen as targets for terror attacks.

The main uncertainty for people living in the those cities are climate-related, the EIU said.

"In the current global political climate, it is no surprise that the most desirable destinations are those with the lower perceived threat of terrorism," said Jon Copestake, editor of the EIU report.

The survey has produced a mixed picture of the world's cities. London was ranked in the 10th group, on a par with Dublin and Los Angeles, but one place below Manchester, four behind Berlin, five lower than Tokyo, and six off Helsinki, Frankfurt and Stockholm.

In Latin America, "no city manages to present ideal living conditions, neither do any fall into the category where extreme difficulties are faced", the EIU said.

Montevideo in Uruguay, Santiago in Chile and Buenos Aires in Argentina offer the region's best conditions. Bogota in Columbia and Caracas in Venezuela score the least favourably.

In Asia, cities in Japan, South Korea, Singapore, China and Taiwan all score well, as do Australia's main hubs.

Africa and the Middle East fare less well, with the EIU citing concerns about terror attacks, and economic and political instability.

Some of the worst performing cities include Harare in Zimbabwe and Lagos in Nigeria.

Top group
Vancouver
Melbourne
Vienna
Geneva
Perth
Adelaide
Sydney
Zurich
Toronto
Calgary

Bottom 10 cities
Tehran
Douala
Harare
Abidjan
Phnom Penh
Lagos
Karachi
Dhaka
Algiers
Port Moresby

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post #2 of 44 (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 2005, 05:33 AM
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i live in vancouver..but i dont love it that much
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i live in vancouver..but i dont love it that much
Maybe it depends where in Vancouver you live? Or if you're not a big fan of rain? It can't compete with New York, or London, or Paris for culture or clubbing. But the setting, the temperate weather, and the general lifestyle are pretty much unsurpassed.

Trust me, try living in several other cities in the world for extended periods (as I have).... Many are fantastic, but very few offer as much as Vancouver does in such close proximity to the city centre. If I had to pick another place to live, it'd probably be a toss-up between Sydney, London, Barcelona, Rome, or Paris.

But *sigh* Vancouver's simply wonderful!

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Top group
Vancouver
Melbourne
Vienna
Geneva
Perth
Adelaide
Sydney
Zurich
Toronto
Calgary

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I think Vancouver's beautiful. Love it there.

I've been to/lived in some of the top cities. But have yet to visit any of the bottom ones, which is a good thing...I suppose.
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"In the current global political climate, it is no surprise that the most desirable destinations are those with the lower perceived threat of terrorism," said Jon Copestake, editor of the EIU report.
I guess the authors of this report hadn't heard of the driveby shootings in Toronto.
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Vancouver is my favorite place of all that I have visited (and I've been to many places) in terms of great place to live... it's so beautiful with the water, mountains, parks. I tell people it's like a clean New York City. Very cosmopolitan, but so clean it almost sparkles.
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im from vancouver.




i LOVE VANCOUVER, but now im stuck in toronto. i hate toronto

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Where's Durham-Raleigh on this list?

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3 canaidans city in the top 10 thats very nice
i love so much canada
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Four Australian cities in the top group ... but what happened to poor Brisbane?

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Funny how the top 10 are all in Australia, Canada or the sort of Alpine bit of Europe.

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