Global Liveability Survey
The Global Liveability Survey is a measure of urban quality of life assessing stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. It is published annually by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Vancouver, Canada had been ranked first since 2002, however has ranked third after Melbourne, Australia and Vienna, Austria since 2011. The EIU has stated that a highway closure on Vancouver Island (separated from Vancouver by the Strait of Georgia and not connected by bridge) resulted in the "small adjustment" to Vancouver's rating.