Canada’s Best Places to Live 2014: Best Large-Sized Cities



RANK BY SIZE OVERALL RANK CITY POPULATION POPULATION GROWTH 2008 TO 2013 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (%) AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME AVERAGE DISCRETIONARY INCOME AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD NET WORTH AVERAGE HOUSE PRICES AVERAGE YEARS TO BUY A HOME PROPERTY TAX (%) AVERAGE PROPERTY TAX PROPERTY TAX AS A % OF AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME SALES TAX INCOME TAX ($) NEW CARS NEW LUXURY CARS WALK TO WORK (%) BIKE TO WORK (%) TAKE PUBLIC TRANSIT TO WORK (%) TOTAL RAINFALL (mm) DAYS PER YEAR WITH PRECIPITATION DAYS PER YEAR WITH RAIN DAYS ABOVE 0C DAYS PER YEAR ABOVE 20C DAYS PER YEAR BELOW MINUS 20C MEAN DAILY TEMPERATURE DAYS PER YEAR ABOVE 24C FIVE-YEAR CHANGE IN CRIME RATE CRIME RATE PER 100,000 CRIME SEVERITY INDEX VIOLENT CRIME SEVERITY INDEX NUMBER OF MEDICAL OFFICES PER '000 EMPLOYED IN HEALTH CARE (%) DOCTORS PER '000 EMPLOYED IN ARTS & REC (%)
1 2 Calgary, Alta. 1,306,471 10.00% 5.9 $119,771.69 $56,643.69 $620,700.00 $435,825.00 3.64 2.36 $2,782.00 2.32% 5.00% 9474 21.33% 2.11% 4.91 1.1 15.04 326.4 111.77 67.89 170.8 87.21 21.7 4.43 0.16 -24.23% 4442.43 59.53 61.66 1.11 3.94 2.51 2.13
2 4 Ottawa, Ont. 953,589 9.90% 7 $103,186.09 $50,922.73 $457,513.00 $398,845.00 3.87 2.23 $2,283.00 2.21% 13.00% 8694 22.26% 2.15% 7.25 1.97 21.21 755.45 160.65 118.34 215.6 116.53 16.84 6.64 17.48 -15.24% 4589.7 57.64 59.21 0.91 3.6 2.45 2.86
3 8 Edmonton, Alta 868,392 9.50% 6.1 $91,807.29 $42,531.87 $390,402.00 $375,308.00 4.09 2.13 $1,966.00 2.14% 5.00% 9474 18.61% 1.58% 5.1 1.14 11.72 347.76 122.93 77.31 185.1 88.38 24.62 4.18 1.45 -26.31% 7460.89 91.8 115.38 1.12 4.77 2.61 1.95
4 10 Québec, Que. 535,353 6.30% 4.7 $70,627.27 $31,528.43 $233,850.00 $249,015.00 3.53 2.33 $1,609.00 2.28% 14.98% 11302 25.62% 1.72% 8.07 1.53 12.68 899.3 174.93 118.16 194.5 94.07 31.14 4.22 3.53 -25.92% 3987.91 50.82 55.69 0.86 4.78 3.35 2.31
5 19 Winnipeg, Man. 769,351 5.00% 5.7 $80,375.63 $37,234.45 $331,003.00 $289,116.00 3.6 2.11 $1,711.00 2.13% 13.00% 11036 16.97% 0.87% 5.43 1.47 12.37 418.91 125.34 78.28 172.1 109.65 51.98 2.99 11.11 -24.05% 6823.51 102.3 161.88 0.84 4.77 2.72 1.91
6 26 Halifax, N.S. 412,626 5.00% 7.2 $81,062.48 $38,269.81 $292,268.00 $280,313.00 3.46 2 $1,631.00 2.01% 15.00% 11159 23.70% 1.19% 9.73 0.84 11.43 1313.89 161.79 142.66 234.3 78.18 0.81 7.46 0.75 -17.65% 6489.29 74.28 92.36 1.12 4.88 3.67 2.47
7 32 Toronto, Ont. 2,774,128 4.50% 9.3 $93,287.63 $42,598.65 $610,038.00 $594,112.00 6.37 2.07 $1,909.00 2.05% 13.00% 8694 22.52% 4.18% 7.58 1.66 34.09 714.02 145.49 114.08 264.4 117.23 1.22 9.39 35.62 -20.31% 4097.5 64.52 114.46 1.11 3.12 2.07 3.35
8 39 Vancouver, B.C 642,717 3.70% 7.1 $80,048.15 $30,229.31 $742,353.00 $942,329.00 11.77 1.89 $1,545.00 1.93% 12.00% 8611 16.53% 4.57% 12.53 3.57 24.89 1231.11 171.12 167.41 330.5 53.08 0 10.28 0.09 -26.32% 7494.41 100.01 114.91 1.31 3.94 2.46 4.3
9 41 London, Ont. 501,888 3.50% 8.6 $80,910.56 $40,541.92 $340,025.00 $275,233.00 3.4 2.4 $1,942.00 2.40% 13.00% 8694 20.63% 1.58% 5.56 1.38 6.38 845.89 168.02 122.39 223 122.46 3.83 7.85 15.32 -17.26% 6955.62 83.36 71.79 1.01 4.79 3.09 1.54
10 69 Laval, Que. 420,226 9.30% 6.8 $78,128.10 $34,442.76 $321,887.00 $298,821.00 3.82 2.56 $1,961.00 2.51% 14.98% 11302 20.93% 2.52% 2.69 0.49 13.45 790.42 152 117.51 213.4 110.44 19.78 6.44 17.43 -7.69% 4485.04 60.6 71.55 0.5 3.77 2.34 1.69
11 72 Mississauga, Ont 760,660 4.70% 8.7 $98,736.78 $44,831.48 $500,198.00 $527,133.00 5.34 2.43 $2,371.00 2.40% 13.00% 8694 22.05% 3.05% 2.41 0.33 15.79 723.1 126.19 110.71 242.4 102.78 2.56 8.44 14.19 -16.57% 3271.38 47.49 57.11 0.7 2.93 2.07 1.59
12 77 Hamilton, Ont. 549,165 4.10% 8.7 $80,671.87 $39,453.04 $348,344.00 $333,028.00 4.13 2.59 $2,099.00 2.60% 13.00% 8694 15.44% 1.32% 5.01 0.85 8.78 791.67 156.23 117.75 226.8 120.19 3.29 7.91 14.82 -16.14% 5494.36 71.14 76.67 1.04 4.12 2.54 1.56
13 166 Brampton, Ont 580,672 17.40% 9.5 $93,692.33 $41,088.97 $371,427.00 $458,496.00 4.89 2.66 $2,483.00 2.65% 13.00% 8694 15.99% 1.47% 1.79 0.24 9.87 681.59 145.94 113.23 228.7 122.26 3.9 8.17 27.92 -16.57% 3271.38 47.49 57.11 0.59 2.41 2.07 1.12
14 169 Montréal, Que. 1,688,220 1.70% 10 $61,741.62 $24,629.20 $252,242.00 $393,162.00 6.37 1.86 $1,124.00 1.82% 14.98% 11302 19.30% 2.74% 8.44 2.31 34.4 798.56 164.56 119.8 205.9 117.5 19.38 6.15 13.88 -20.30% 5786.98 91.83 119.32 0.66 3.52 2.34 3.41
15 174 Surrey, B.C 509,857 17.70% 7.9 $86,433.97 $36,979.12 $516,800.00 $544,823.00 6.3 2.28 $1,995.00 2.31% 12.00% 8611 15.70% 1.75% 2.46 0.33 10.45 1360.83 178.02 174.67 315.8 89.04 0 10.51 1.9 -12.47% 10356.34 123.85 130.19 0.61 3.5 2.46 1.39
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