Canada ranked #1 in the world for the best quality of life

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Canada ranked #1 in the world for the best quality of life

U.S. News released the results of their "Countries with the Best Quality of Life" survey and Canada ranked #1. The criteria for the ranking were:

  • economic stability
  • political stability
  • individual freedom
  • job security
  • environmental quality
  • family-friendliness, safety
  • income equality
  • public education system
  • public health system

You can read the full profile of our beautiful country here. Here are Canada's scores for each of the categories, where we scored very high in all of them except for affordability. But hey, high quality life doesn't come cheap!

The next 9 countries in the US News top 10 list are:

  • Sweden
  • Denmark
  • Norway
  • Switzerland
  • Finland
  • Australia
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Germany

Canada also ranks very high in the following categories: Comfortable Retirement (#4), Education (#3), Raising Children (#4), Citizenship (#2). And in overall rankings, Canada ranks #3, just after Switzerland and Japan.

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