According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, Calgary is the third most livable city in the world.
Three Canadian cities were among the top 10, but Calgary came in first.
According to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) annual list of the world’s most livable cities, Calgary and Zurich, Switzerland, are tied for third place.
Even though Calgary had been in the top 10 before, third place is the highest it has ever been. It beats Toronto, which is in eighth place, and Vancouver, which is in fifth place.
The mayor of Calgary, Jyoti Gondek, said in a statement on Thursday that more Calgarians are sharing their city’s narrative and that others are paying attention.
“Our climb in the rankings for Most Liveable City reflects the welcoming nature of our city, its affordability, and the opportunity offered to entrepreneurs.
We’re radiating hope and asking others to help us create the future.
The winner was Vienna, Austria, followed by Copenhagen, Denmark.
This year, 172 cities were looked at by The EIU, which is part of The Economist Group’s research and analysis organization and is related to The Economist newspaper.
According to the report, each city got a score out of 100 for more than 30 qualitative and quantitative factors in five categories: infrastructure, stability, culture and environment, healthcare, and culture.
Here is how each category performed for the city, which had a total score of 96.3:
Environment and Culture: 90
In a statement, Brad Parry, president of Calgary Economic Development, said that the rankings are based in large part on how well people can live there given their income. This is still a goal for Calgary.
This rating shows that Calgary is a great place to live and work while trying to solve problems around the world.
The city has been rethinking downtown, and most recently, it announced a collaboration with Gehl Studio and Stantec Calgary to make pedestrian hub Stephen Avenue a more lively location.
The expense of living is not taken into consideration, according to the EIU liveability survey.
Overall, the poll found that scores have gone up since last year because COVID-19 restrictions have been eased in many places, but the average score around the world is still below what it was before the pandemic.
A notable result from the EIU this year was that Kyiv, Ukraine had to be removed from the list because of Russia’s invasion of that country.
The war also influenced the lower rankings of Moscow and St. Petersburg in Russia because of “increased instability, censorship, imposition of Western sanctions and corporates’ withdrawing their operations from the country.”
As a result of societal upheaval, terrorism, and violence, Damascus, Syria, as well as Tripoli, Libya, and Lagos, Nigeria, are at the bottom of the list.
Most of the top 10 cities were in Western Europe or Canada, except for Osaka, Japan, which tied for 10th place with Melbourne, Australia.