The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)—a part of the Economist Group—has recently published their Global Liveability Index scores for the year 2023. Among the top 10 most liveable cities were three Canadian ones—with Canada boasting more spots in the top 10 than any other country.
Specifically, these were: Vancouver in fifth place, Calgary in seventh place (tied with Geneva, Switzerland), and Toronto, in ninth place. All these cities scored above a 96 (out of 100) in total liveability according to EIU’s index.
Compared with last year’s rankings, all three cities held their places within the top 10, with some variations. Calgary saw the biggest drop-off, moving from third to eighth place this year. Vancouver retained its number 5 ranking, while Toronto slid one spot, from eighth in 2022 to ninth place in 2023.
Read on to see the full list of the top 10 most liveable cities this year, as well as a breakdown of how EIU reaches their scores.