According to the latest study released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), titled the Global Liveability Index, Toronto ranks eighth out of 173 most livable cities in the world. Each city is given a rating for relative comfort for over 30 factors across five categories: stability, healthcare, culture & environment, education, and infrastructure. Each factor in a city is rated as acceptable, tolerable, uncomfortable, undesirable or intolerable. The scores are then compiled and weighted to provide a score in the range 1-100, where 1 is considered intolerable and 100 is considered ideal. This year, the study featured several new indicators relating to the pandemic, focusing on the impact on healthcare resources, restrictions on sporting events, theatres, concerts, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, nightclubs and educational institutes.

For 2022, Toronto received a Global Liveability Index score of 95.4, driven by high marks in healthcare and education. While Toronto has historically ranked in the top 10 global cities, the COVID-19 pandemic impacted livability rankings, affecting scores for culture and healthcare infrastructure.

Ranking City
1 Vienna, Austria
2 Copenhagen, Denmark
3 (tied) Zurich, Switzerland
3 (tied) Calgary, Canada
5 Vancouver, Canada
6 Geneva, Switzerland
7 Frankfurt, Germany
8 Toronto, Canada
9 Amsterdam, Netherlands
10 (tied) Osaka, Japan
10 (tied) Melbourne, Australia