Vancouver is in the top 10 most livable cities in the world

Vancouver is in the top 10 most livable cities in the world

An Australian city tied with Vancouver in the 2024 rankings.

Vancouver is one of the most liveable cities in the world.

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has published the results of a survey of 172 cities worldwide in the 2024 Global Liveability Ranking.

The EIU assigns each city a rating based on “relative comfort” in 30 factors in five broad categories, including stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. Each factor in a city is rated as “acceptable, tolerable, uncomfortable, undesirable or intolerable.”

Vienna remains the world’s most liveable city for the third year in a row. The Austrian capital achieved perfect scores in four out of five categories. It scored 93.5 out of 100 in the culture and environment categories due to “a lack of major sporting events.”

Three other Western European cities made the top 10. Copenhagen, Denmark, and Zurich, Switzerland came in second and third. Melbourne, Australia came fourth.

Two Canadian cities are in the top 10 livable cities

The second Swiss city, Geneva, tied for fifth place, along with the highest-ranked Canadian city, Calgary.

Another Australian city, Sydney, tied for seventh place with Vancouver.

Osaka, Japan finished in ninth place with Auckland, New Zealand.

The EIU says two Australian cities, Sydney and Melbourne, performed worse this year due to poor housing availability. The company says Toronto also dropped out of the top 10 for similar reasons, coming in at 12th.

At the other end of the spectrum, Damascus in Syria was in last place at 173. Tripoli, Libya, was just ahead at 172, with Algiers, Algeria in 171.

  • Vienna Austria
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Calgary, Canada
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Osaka, Japan
  • Auckland, New Zealand