Here is some interesting statistics/news about Vancouver:
MERCER Quality of Life Ranking - Primarily targeting expatriates.
Vancouver is ranked 4th.
ECONOMIST Intelligence Unit Livable Cities (2008)
Vancouver is ranked 1st.
MONOCLE Quality of Life Ranking
Vancouver is ranked 16th.
HOWEVER, accordingly Demographia's International Housing Affordability Stu
Some of the urban planners are wondering as follows:
HOW CAN CITIES WITH UNAFFORDABLE HOUSING BE RANKED AMONG THE MOST LIVABLE CITIES IN THE WORLD?
Unlivable Vancouver | Newgeography.com
VANCOUVER: PLANNER’S DREAM, MIDDLE CLASS NIGHTMARE