Vancouver enjoys the highest quality of living in North America and the fifth highest in the world, according to the 2014 Mercer Quality of Living survey.
The survey, which looked at more than 460 cities worldwide and rated 223 of them, gave Vancouver high marks for cultural diversity, the quality of its medical care and its more than 200 parks.

"North American cities offer a high quality of living and are attractive working destinations for companies and their expatriates, the survey said. 
"A wide range of consumer goods are available and infrastructures, including recreational provisions, are excellent."
Top 5 liveable cities in North America
  • Vancouver
  • Ottawa
  • Toronto
  • Montreal
  • San Francisco

Vancouver 5th in world

Internationally Vienna took the top spot, but Vancouver still came in a respectable fifth. 
Top 5 liveable cities in the world
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Munich, Germany
  • Vancouver, Canada