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The 100 Best places to live in Canada

Canada is the 21st most expensive and the 9th most liveable country.

Discover cost of living in Canada.

CanadaLivabilityRank
Human freedom index
8.69
7
Gross Domestic Product per capita
$46233
21
GDPPC based on purchasing power
$49651
25
Life expectancy
82.2
18
Homicide rate
1.8
68
Road traffic mortality
5.8
32
Corruption perceptions index
81
12

We also take into account weighted mean city-specific parameters: air quality, airport proximity index, cost of living, after-tax salary, salary to expenses ratio, universities score.

Below is the list of 153 best cities & 12 states to live and work in Canada for singles and families ranked by quality & cost of living.

Best places to live in Canada infographic

Best states

RankStateLiveability ScoreCost of living
1Alberta
93
$1509
2British Columbia
92
$1659
3Ontario
91
$1723
4Quebec
89
$1290
5Manitoba
88
$1410
6Nova Scotia
86
$1459
7Saskatchewan
75
$1367
8Newfoundland and Labrador
64
$1368
9New Brunswick
54
$1275
10Yukon
43
$1407
11Northwest Territories
41
$2017
12Prince Edward Island
40
$1316

Best cities to live in Canada