Once again Vancouver is one of the top five most livable cities in the world, according to the Mercer 2016 Quality of Living Rankings. There’s some interesting things to this year’s rankings concerning Vancouver:

We are the only Canadian city in the top ten!
Here’s how Mercer breaks down the results:
  1. Political and social environment (political stability, crime, law enforcement, etc.).
  2. Economic environment (currency exchange regulations, banking services).
  3. Socio-cultural environment (media availability and censorship, limitations on personal freedom).
  4. Medical and health considerations (medical supplies and services, infectious diseases, sewage, waste disposal, air pollution, etc.).
  5. Schools and education (standards and availability of international schools).
  6. Public services and transportation (electricity, water, public transportation, traffic congestion, etc.).
  7. Recreation (restaurants, theatres, cinemas, sports and leisure, etc.).
  8. Consumer goods (availability of food/daily consumption items, cars, etc.).
  9. Housing (rental housing, household appliances, furniture, maintenance services).
  10. Natural environment (climate, record of natural disasters).

Great to see Vancouver atop all of these 10 facets, meaning not only is Vancouver beautiful on the outside, but the inside as well!