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Canada ranked #1 country in the world for Quality of Life

Blog by Maria Furtado | January 26th, 2018

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Canada ranked #1 country in the world for Quality of Life

The great white north. (Anja Stnsc / Instagram)

Sorry world, we’ve done it again.

For the third consecutive year, Canada has ranked first on earth for quality of life in an annual study done by US News & World Report, Y&R’s BAV Consulting, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

High Scores Across the Board… Except for One Category

Safety, job market, and political stability were on the list of criteria, where Canada scored a perfect 10/10. Other high scoring criteria were economic stability, public education system, and public health systems.

The only low scoring criteria in the Great White North was affordability, which is far from a surprise for anyone living in a housing market like Victoria’s.

Quality of life metrics in Canada. (US News & World Report)

These rankings were all part of a report where Canada was ranked the second best country on earth. 80 countries were included in the survey which over 21,000 global citizens participated in.

Top 20 Countries for Quality of Life

  1. Canada
  2. Denmark
  3. Sweden
  4. Norway
  5. Australia
  6. Switzerland
  7. Finland
  8. Netherlands
  9. New Zealand
  10. Germany
  11. Austria
  12. Luxembourg
  13. United Kingdom
  14. Japan
  15. Ireland
  16. Franice
  17. United States
  18. Singapore
  19. Spain
  20. Portugal