Here’s a deep-rooted question for you: are you happy? Better yet, are you happy in the city you live in? There’s a new list of the best and worst places to live for Expats and Toronto managed to sneak in the top 20.
The Expat City Ranking by InterNations is out and it highlights 50 cities across the globe, ranking them based on how happy and unhappy expats have been living and working abroad in the last year.
InterNations surveyed 11,970 expats from 177 nationalities and living in 181 countries to “provide information on various aspects of expat life, as well as their gender, age, and nationality.” And on top of that, they were also ‘invited’ to share their thoughts on the city they are residing in.
“Participants were asked to rate up to 56 different aspects of urban life abroad on a scale of one to seven. The rating process emphasized their personal satisfaction with these aspects, considering both emotional topics and more factual aspects with equal weight,” explains the survey.
“The individual factors were then bundled in various combinations for a total of 16 subcategories, and their mean values were used to draw up five topical indices: Quality of Life, Ease of Settling In, Working Abroad, Personal Finance, and Expat Essentials.”
Well, according to the ranking, Toronto came out in 19th place.
They aren’t the only Canadian city to score points either. Vancouver made the list in 43rd place which, unfortunately for Canadians, it isn’t much of a flex. But funny enough, back in October another ranking came out, looking at the world’s best cities for expats to work and live and Montreal actually made the list. And in the top 10.
As for this list, Montreal didn’t make the cut. Now looking back at Toronto, although we didn’t score that high, we did win some bragging rights in the “Expat Essentials Index 2022”.
The city made the top 10 in the following categories: Digital Life, Admin Topics, and Language. The only category it didn’t score in was ‘Housing’… Talk about awkward.
Whether you agree or disagree with the results, it doesn’t matter! All that matters is that you love the city you live in and you’re happy.
Let’s be real, despite all the flaws, Toronto is a city that’s hard not to love.