Calgary isn't just a city to make a good living; It's also a city to make a great life. Check out some of our lifestyle rankings below to get a better idea of how Calgary's lifestyle ranks against other Canadian and global cities.

2014

Grade A in Overall Ranking (out of 50 Canadian cities)

#2 with Grade A - Attractiveness to Migrants Report Card (out of 50 Canadian cities)

#1 with Grade A for Economy (out of 50 Canadian cities)

#1 with Grade A for Innovation (out of 50 Canadian cities)

#5 with Grade A for Housing (out of 201 Canadian cities)

#17 with Grade B for Society (out of 50 Canadian cities)

#36 with Grade B for Environment (out of 50 Canadian cities)

#25 with Grade C for Education (out of 50 Canadian cities)

#30 with Grade C for Health (out of 50 Canadian cities)

Conference Board of Canada, City Magnets III: Benchmarking the Attractiveness of 50 Canadian Cities, September 2014

 

2014

#2 - Canada's Best Places to Live 2014 - Overall Best Place to Live (out of 201 Canadian cities)

#1 - Canada's Best Places to Live 2014 - Top Large Cities (out of 15 large Canadian cities)

#1 - Canada's Best Places to Live 2014 - 10 Best Places to Raise Kids (out of 201 Canadian cities)

#9 - Canada's Best Places to Live 2014 - 10 Best Places to Retire (out of 201 Canadian cities)

#9 - Canada's Best Places to Live 2014 - 10 Best Places for New Immigrants (out of 201 Canadian cities)

MoneySense Magazine, April 2014

 

2013

#1 - Canada’s Best Places to Live 2013 – Overall Best Place to Live (out of 200 Canadian cities)

#1 – Canada’s Best Places to Live 2013 – Top 10 Large Cities (out of large Canadian cities)

#1 – Canada’s Best Places to Live 2013 - Best Places to Raise Kids (out of 200 Canadian cities)

#3 – Canada’s Best Places to Live 2013 - Best Places for New Immigrants (out of 200 Canadian cities)

#13 – Canada’s Best Places to Live 2013 - Best Places to Retire (out of 200 Canadian cities)

MoneySense Magazine, March 2013

2013

#5 - Most Livable City in the World 2013 (out of 140 global cities)

Economist Intelligence Unit, August 2013

 

2012

#5 - Most Livable City in the World 2012 (out of 140 global cities)

Economist Intelligence Unit, August 2012

 

2011

#5 - Most Livable City in the World 2011 (out of 140 global cities)

Economist Intelligence Unit, August 2011

2015

#33 - Quality of Living Worldwide City Survey 2015 (out of 230 global cities)

Mercer, March 2015

2014

#31 - Quality of Living Worldwide City Survey 2014 (out of 223 global cities)

Mercer, February 2014

2012

#32 - Quality of Living Worldwide City Survey 2012 (out of 221 global cities)

Mercer, February 2012

2011

#33 - Quality of Living 2011 (out of 221 global cities)

#17 – Quality of Living: Personal Safety Ranking 2011 (out of 221 global cities)

Mercer, February 2011

2014

#7 - Quality of Life Index 2014 (out of 95 global cities)

Numbeo.com, 2014

 

2013

#7 - Quality of Life Index 2013 (out of 100 global cities)

Numbeo.com, 2013

 

2012

#5 – Quality of Life Index 2012 (out of 61 global cities)

Numbeo.com, 2012

2014

#1 - Most Well-Read Cities in Canada 2014 (out of 20 Canadian cities)

Amazon.ca, June 2014

 

2013

#2 - Most Well-Read Cities in Canada 2013 (out of 20 Canadian cities)

Amazon.ca, July 2013

2013

#10 - Most Walkable Canadian Cities and Neighbourhoods 2013 (out of 300 Canadian cities)

Walkscore.com, January 2013

2014

#9 - 10 Best Canadian Cities for Public Transit (out of 38 Canadian cities)

Walkscore.com, 2014

2013

#25 – TomTom Traffic Index (Congestion Levels in Urban Centres) (out of 61 cities from the Americas)

TomTom.com, November 2013

2014

#1 - Best Sports City - Small Population (out of 30 global cities)

#5 - Ultimate Sports City Award (Overall Ranking) (out of 30 global cities)

SportBusiness International, 2014

2014

#17 - Best and Worst Place to be a Woman in Canada (out of 20 large metropolitan areas)

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The Best and Worst Place to be a Woman in Canada: An Index of Gender Equality in Canada's Twenty Largest Metropolitan Areas, 2014

2014

#1 - 12 Cleanest Cities in the World

MBC Times, March 4, 2014

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