Canada ranked #1 globally for quality of life
Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 3:52 PM - Canada has taken the top spot in the quality of life category, according to U.S. News and World Report's 2019 Best Countries Report.
Switzerland took the top spot across all categories, while Canada earned the third best spot overall. The United States took the eight spot overall for the second year in a row.
The survey was prepared by U.S. News and World Report, the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and BAV consulting.
More than 20,000 people from 65 countries took part in the survey, which ranked nations on several categories, including: Affordability, job market, economic stability, family-friendliness, income equality, and quality of life. This is the second year in a row Canada has earned top spot 1 spot in that category.
Canada also scored high for its stunning wilderness, garnering high points for being scenic.
(RELATED: See the 2018 results HERE)
Here are the top 25 countries in the world, according to the survey.
- United Kingdom
- United States
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- United Arab Emirates
This isn't the first time Canada has won a favourable distinction.
Source: Best Countries 2019 Report