Vancouver Tops Most Livable Cities

Canadian, Australian cities ranked among the world's best to live in
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2009 7:39 AM CDT
Melbourne, Australia was rated the third most livable city in the world.   (©AndyeMcee)
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(Newser) – Vancouver has once again topped the Economist's list of the most livable cities in the world. Canadian and Australian cities dominated the upper reaches of the list, which is ranked by factors including stability, health care, and environment. The highest-ranked US city was Pittsburgh, at 29th out of 140 while Harare, Zimbabwe came bottom. The rest of the top ten:

  • Vienna, Austria
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Toronto, Canada

  • Perth, Australia
  • Calgary, Canada
  • Helsinki, Finland
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Zurich, Switzerland