Greater Sudbury ranked 23rd best metro area in Canada to live in –

Nickel’s city ranking in ranks first on the list among Northern Ontario cities, which also includes Barrie (33) and Thunder Bay (34)

Greater Sudbury is the 23rd best urban area in Canada to live in, according to the latest rankings.

The rental housing website drew data from Statistics Canada, and categorized it in several areas including:

  • Housing: Compare average monthly rental prices
  • Environment: The proportion of the population that engages, without remuneration, with activities aimed at preserving or protecting the environment or wildlife.
  • Equality: compares the gender pay gap.
  • Income: Average annual income.
  • Education: Proportion of the population with a bachelor’s degree and/or university degree or diploma above bachelor’s level.
  • Crime: The number of homicides and victims of violence per 100,000 population.
  • Health: Perceived mental and physical health, diabetes, asthma, hypertension, current smokers – all as a percentage of the population.
  • Employment: unemployment rates

Minimum maximum normalization was used to index data from 1 to 10, with one being the lowest/worst value and 10 being the highest/best value.

Among the 35 metropolitan areas that were ranked, Greater Sudbury’s overall ranking was 5.5.

The metropolis of Sudbury ranked best for environment (7.88) and housing (6.87), followed by equality (6.71), work (6.55), crime (5.77), income (3.93), health (3.69) and education.

City classifications based on these variables are as follows: housing (8), environment (11), equality (24), income (13), education (30), crime (27), health (31), work (16).

The 10 best metropolitan areas to live in Canada, according to general rankings, are:

  1. Ottawa Gatineau
  2. Guelph
  3. Victoria
  4. Quebec
  5. Calgary
  6. Sherbrooke
  7. Toronto
  8. St. John’s
  9. London
  10. Vancouver

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