Wednesday 29 May 2013

Canadians best-off in housing, third overall in a new quality of life survey

A recent survey conducted by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) comparing industrialized nations ranked Canada as the third overall best place in the world to live, using 24 different factors, including jobs, income and overall "life satisfaction'.

Canada came in third overall in the survey, results of which were released on Tuesday, and we learn that with an average of 2.6 rooms per person, Canadians come in first in the housing category, making it a great place to get a mortgage. Canada was also reported as having the fewest assaults, making it one of the safest places to live.

The OECD's profile of Canada states that "Canada performs exceptionally well in measures of well-being, as shown by the fact that it ranks among the top countries in a large number of topics in the Better Life Index". The profile goes on to say that "in general, Canadians are more satisfied with their lives than the OECD average, with 82% of people saying they have more positive experiences in an average day than negative ones".

Click here for the full article from the Financial Post.

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