Toronto, August 21 (CINEWS) Fewer people than ever before can afford to live in Toronto given the soaring cost of home ownership, and these people must feel terrible when they hear that the city has been voted among the most livable cities on earth.
The list, compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), affiliated with the Economist magazine, puts Vancouver third, Toronto fourth and Calgary in a tie for fifthwith Adelaide, Australia.
Melbourne, Australia, took first place for thefifth consecutive year.
Five years ago, Vancouver topped the globallist, Toronto was fourth and Calgary was fifth.
The topical report ranks 140 cities worldwide based on challenges affecting lifestyles. The results are scored and ranked, pitting cities against one another.
Since 2010, 57 of the cities surveyed “have seen declines in livability” due in part to issues affecting stability and safety.
Cities such as Detroit, Athens, Moscow, Tunis, Kiev, Tripoli and Damascus saw some of the most dramatic drops in the global index.
Here are the top 10 cities:
-Calgary, Canada, tied with Adelaide, Australia.
-Auckland, New Zealand.
-Helsinki, Finland, tied with Zurich, Switzerland.