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Old Feb 22nd 2011, 3:30 pm
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Here you go Dboy - just for you!!

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Old Feb 22nd 2011, 3:40 pm
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The locals were very excited that Calgary was in the top 10. At least it keeps them happy
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FFS, the locals will be unbearable now. I think I'll skip the news later.
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The locals were very excited that Calgary was in the top 10. At least it keeps them happy
Wow! Calgary at Number 5? I really don't know how to respond to that
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I'm not surprised by all the Canadian and Australian cities near the top. However, Manchester the best city in the UK?
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FFS, the locals will be unbearable now. I think I'll skip the news later.
Me too. No doubt they'll have a two hour special on at noon, six and eleven.
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I'm not surprised by all the Canadian and Australian cities near the top. However, Manchester the best city in the UK?
Having grown up on the outskirts of Manchester, I'm with you in being surprised.....for every 1 of these types of vistas

http://goo.gl/maps/C25I

there are many more of these

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So Canada has 3 of the top 5 cities to live in, in the world??!!

I wonder what the people who produced this 'survey' would come up with if you asked them the 5 best foods in the world?

1. Ham sandwich on white bread
2. Cheese sandwich on white bread
3. Tuna sandwich on white bread
4. Egg sandwich on white bread, and in 5th place, for the edgy...
5. Spicy tuna sandwich on wholemeal bread.
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So Canada has 3 of the top 5 cities to live in, in the world??!!

I wonder what the people who produced this 'survey' would come up with if you asked them the 5 best foods in the world?

1. Ham sandwich on white bread
2. Cheese sandwich on white bread
3. Tuna sandwich on white bread
4. Egg sandwich on white bread, and in 5th place, for the edgy...
5. Spicy tuna sandwich on wholemeal bread.
The people who set the criteria for this must some of the most boring ever. I wouldn't want to go one of their parties.
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So Canada has 3 of the top 5 cities to live in, in the world??!!

I wonder what the people who produced this 'survey' would come up with if you asked them the 5 best foods in the world?

1. Ham sandwich on white bread
2. Cheese sandwich on white bread
3. Tuna sandwich on white bread
4. Egg sandwich on white bread, and in 5th place, for the edgy...
5. Spicy tuna sandwich on wholemeal bread.


Gotta love those spicy tuna on wholewheat.
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Wow! Calgary at Number 5? I really don't know how to respond to that
Calgary is a fair enough place but 5th in the world is risible putting it mildly. I suspect the same can be said of most of the other "top ten".

If there was a top trumps game for "World Cities" I couldn't really see Vancouver as the Maclaren F1 equivalent.

If they can do this set maybe a "World Cities" set is a possibility..........

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Wow Calgary no.5 and London no.53??? wtf...now if it was dullest places to live in the world it would be about right
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Oh gawd, City TV is going to go to town with this one ... literally. Still, rather be near the top of the heap than the bottom however the **** it's measured.
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It was measured across 5 criteria:
  • Stability
  • Healthcare
  • Culture and environment
  • Education
  • Infrastructure

Vancouver got 98 out of 100, suggesting that it's only a mere 2 points away from being a perfect city. Given that Alan said he couldn't get home at night on public transport after a night on the lash, that must be where they lost ground.

Also, given the reason that rankings are published by The Economist, ("The survey is used by companies across the globe to calculate allowances for expatriate employees.", the higher up the list you are, the lesser the salary uplift you need to go there. So Vancouver's property prices obviously don't count against it at all.
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Originally Posted by Jingsamichty View Post
It was measured across 5 criteria:
  • Stability
  • Healthcare
  • Culture and environment
  • Education
  • Infrastructure

Vancouver got 98 out of 100, suggesting that it's only a mere 2 points away from being a perfect city. Given that Alan said he couldn't get home at night on public transport after a night on the lash, that must be where they lost ground.

Also, given the reason that rankings are published by The Economist, ("The survey is used by companies across the globe to calculate allowances for expatriate employees.", the higher up the list you are, the lesser the salary uplift you need to go there. So Vancouver's property prices obviously don't count against it at all.
I see.
"Stability"? Vancouver's in an earthquake zone isn't it? Not very stable. And it rains all the frickin time too. Weather and environment aren't in the same bracket?
Good job sporting prowess didn't feature as a criteria at all - Toronto would have plummeted.
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