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Calgary – 5th Highest Quality of Life 2012

  • December 20, 2012
  • By Cody Battershill

Calgary 5th Highest Quality of Life 2012

I love CalgaryMost of us here in Alberta know that we are pretty fortunate to live where we do. But how many of us truly know how amazing Alberta really is?

Sometimes it takes an outside source to recognize just how good it is for us before we can do so ourselves. This outside source just published their results early in December of 2012.

An organization called Numbeo has published their findings resulting from their database, the largest of its kind in the world that incorporates user-contributed data from various countries and cities to create an index of quality of life.

In 2012 Calgary ranked 5th in the world and our northern neighbour Edmonton 3rd.

Calgary 5th Highest Quality of Life 2012

Quality of Life Top 12 International Cities

  1. Berlin, Germany
  2. Zurich, Switzerland
  3. Edmonton, Canada
  4. Perth, Australia
  5. Calgary, Canada
  6. Trondheim, Norway
  7. Stockholm, Sweden
  8. Sydney, Australia
  9. Montreal, Canada
  10. Dubai, U.A.E
  11. Toronto, Canada
  12. Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Vancouver ranked 16th

Numbeo’s rankings are calculated from several statistical measurements...

  1. Traffic commuting time
  2. Quality of health care
  3. Purchasing price index
  4. Pollution
  5. Home prices
  6. Inflation
  7. Crime rates

Calgary and Edmonton’s high ranking in Numbeo’s Quality of Life Index might surprise those living in Alberta who sometimes can’t see how wonderful it really is to live in either of these two cities. It was probably news enough for Edmontonians that their city actually ranked higher than their southern NHL rival.

Edmonton beat Calgary in terms of housing prices and traffic with less of both but Calgary still reigns supreme as the safer of the two.

I Love YYC SpringGood News!

Great news for Albertan companies! Having Alberta’s two major cities rank so high on the QoL means our province will be able to attract more foreign workers from the international community to help those already inbound from within Canada fill those much needed job positions in our economy!

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