Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Edmonton Alberta - Third best city in the world

 Edmonton, Alberta was ranked the third best place in the WORLD to live by Numbeo

What is Numbeo?
"Numbeo is the world’s largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide, especially living conditions: cost of living, housing indicators, health care systems, traffic, crime and pollution."

This story came to my  attention not because it was on the front page of every Edmonton newspaper but because it wasn't. Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel was not impressed. Huffington post's article brought many amusing comments that typically broke out into a fight.

It's crowd sourced information so many have called the ranking unreliable. I live here and I've lived across Canada and in other countries. In my opinion based on my experiences Edmonton is not bad at all in fact it's pretty darn great.

Sure winter is long but if you embrace and get the gear you will have a great time. It's sunny all year round, great affordable housing and so much to do.

I mean you could always live in Vancouver and get an entry level home like this or in Montreal and not have a job - just saying.

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