Best Places to Retire



Rank City Main mode of transport: Bike (%) Main mode of transport: Walking (%) Main mode of transport: Transit (%) Days above 0°C Days with rain Property tax % Average household income Average house price Doctors offices per '000 % empolyed in health care % employed in arts & rec Violent crime rate per 100k
1 Victoria, B.C. 9.46 23.19 12.48 312.6 150.4 1.55 59,321 447,044 3.79 4.27 3.62 2178.78
2 Saanich, B.C. 5.11 5.57 11.17 327.8 150.5 2.22 84,509 562,115 0.77 4.34 2.43 734.35
3 Kingston, Ont. 2.16 8.98 3.83 219.6 119.4 2.19 79,727 287,403 1.35 5.16 1.91 1189.38
4 Burlington, Ont. 0.73 3.68 7.8 236.2 108.7 2.62 110,031 417,102 1.22 3.52 2.06 507.27
5 Ottawa, Ont. 2.05 7.29 21.33 211.9 118.5 2.19 98,980 352,020 0.95 3.66 2.94 651.86
6 Toronto, Ont. 1.64 7.45 34.15 258.6 112.8 2.07 91,464 515,775 1.21 3.16 3.38 1203.65
7 Joliette, Que. 1.99 8.08 1.14 199.1 95.9 2.14 59,373 162,768 1.51 4.74 0.95 1141.23
8 Saskatoon, Sask. 2.11 5.9 3.49 166.4 64.4 2.08 86,934 311,592 1.81 5.09 1.78 1789.84
9 Stratford, Ont. 4.59 12.17 1.85 211.2 117.1 2.46 73,948 237,518 1.7 3.5 2.6 782.14
10 Winnipeg, Man. 1.47 5.48 12.35 170.2 76.9 2.08 77,269 255,091 0.89 4.77 1.91 1415.63
11 Halifax, N.S. 0.85 9.62 11.54 228.9 133.4 1.98 79,348 247,566 1.12 4.91 2.47 1364.22
12 London, Ont. 1.45 5.74 6.37 217.3 120.3 2.38 78,873 247,818 1.12 4.71 1.56 1075.61
13 Calgary, Alta. 1.18 5.32 15.16 169.3 67.5 2.32 125,733 394,550 1.11 3.8 2.11 753.64
14 Oakville, Ont. 0.55 3.14 14.39 222.1 101.3 2.7 145,471 587,045 1.12 3.13 2.58 507.27
15 Owen Sound, Ont. 0.76 8.4 1.57 223.9 121.1 2.35 67,914 223,587 1.51 4.66 1.57 1359.24
16 Hawkesbury (Que./Ont.) 1.36 9.73 1.75 199.8 97.8 2.14 52,763 172,321 1.46 3.44 0.85 2190.75
17 Steinbach, Man. 3.25 10.8 0.57 168.2 67 2.04 65,784 250,276 1.44 4.54 1.85 1489.49
18 Penticton, B.C. 3.01 10.62 1.11 249.1 93.6 2.19 64,601 434,800 1.7 4.01 1.19 2426.95
19 Kamloops, B.C. 1.3 5.59 3.68 240.1 81.8 2.05 74,517 299,134 1.25 3.87 1.56 2254.69
20 Saint-Hyacinthe, Que. 1.73 9.05 1.43 208.6 119.2 2.11 59,927 177,044 1.4 4.35 1.02 885.06
21 Edmonton, Alta. 1.21 5.54 12.19 186.7 77.2 2.06 96,704 338,463 1.08 4.63 1.95 1210.46
22 Nanaimo, B.C. 1.54 6.31 2.89 285 167.2 2.06 66,496 351,751 1.57 3.99 1.72 1617.51
23 Newmarket, Ont. 0.52 4.57 5.85 205.8 108.3 2.78 107,353 413,688 1.62 3.25 2.05 548.25
24 Cranbrook, B.C. 1.6 7.48 1.59 189 80.8 2.06 73,833 303,505 0.85 3.74 1.2 2923.83
25 Rimouski, Que. 1.22 10.08 0.65 192.2 111.6 2.28 63,829 162,570 1.48 5.13 1.93 951.84
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Data provided by: Environics Analytics, Demographic Estimates and Projections 2012 and others

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