Ready for a change of scenery? This report could give you some inspiration. Published by U.K. finance site, the report ranks the “most attractive cities to move to” if you’re a remote worker or an adventurous soul looking to start fresh.

The report has examined a number of key factors to come up with its ranking, including housing markets, average annual temperatures, property costs, average salaries, and living costs, as well as the amount of restaurants and green space it has. The report also takes into account the average life expectancy and internet speeds in each city.

The ranking gives each city a rating out of 10 based on the key factors. Of the 84 cities worldwide included in the list, Austin, Tokyo, and Charleston got the highest scores.

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As for the Canadian cities that made the cut, it might surprise you that the one to rank the highest isn’t Toronto or Vancouver, but Calgary in 43rd place with a score of 4.32/10. By comparison, Austin earned a score of 6.02/10, so Alberta’s biggest city isn’t too far behind.

Despite having an average annual temperature of 3.6 C and average annual precipitation of 529 mm, the ranking found that Calgary is Canada’s most desirable city to relocate to.

Trailing in 56th place is Toronto with a score of 4.09, Montreal at 4.00, Quebec at 3.96 and Vancouver at 3.45.

The report also breaks down the best cities to move to based on specific categories, including cost of living, weather, and affordability. Toronto was ranked among the cities with the highest cost of living at $43,349 annually for a family of four.


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Toronto also earned the best score of any Canadian city for its weather, with an annual average temperature of 8.7 C, coming in 65th place. Vancouver came in dead last at 84th place for its weather,  which is warmer than Toronto at 9.5 C on average, but with 2,351 mm of precipitation annually.

Six major Canadian cities were recently named some of the best places in the world to live and work, and one of them, in particular, landed a high score in TimeOut’s recent ranking of the best cities in the world. Safe to say we’ve got it going on here in the north!