Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto ranked among world’s most liveable cities

All three metropolises made the top five on the Economist’s list of livable cities worldwide.

Three Canadian cities broke into the top five in a report from the Economist Intelligence Unit on the world’s most liveable cities.

Although Melbourne, Australia won the first spot, Vancouver ranked third with Toronto in fourth and Calgary right behind in fifth.

The annual survey uses over 30 factors on 140 cities to record the state of health care, education, culture, environment, and stability. Each city is given a score out of 100.

In 2011, Vancouver held first place.

The only other Canadian city to make the list was Montreal in 16th place.