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Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary among world's top 5 most livable cities

The snow capped mountains are seen behind downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, April 14, 2009. Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary made The Economist magazine's 2012 most livable cities list released earlier this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
August 15, 2012 - 5:28 PM

TORONTO - Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary are among the top 5 most livable cities in the world, according to a new report by The Economist magazine.

The rankings, released earlier this week, gave 140 cities a score between 0 to 100 on 30 factors including health care, culture and infrastructure.

Vancouver came in third with a score of 97.3; Toronto came in fourth at 97.2, and Calgary tied for fifth place with Adelaide, Australia, at 96.6.

Vienna was ranked number 2 with a score of 97.4 and Melbourne, Australia topped the list at 97.5.

It is the second year in a row the city dubbed the cultural capital of Australia has been declared the world's best place to live.

The magazine says the ranking shows that mid-sized cities with low populations tend to rank the highest year after year.

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