(Source: The Toronto Star)
Canada squeaked into the Top 10 of International Living’s best places in the world to live this year.
The magazine, which specializes in finding comfy, well-priced retirement real estate for Americans, put France in the top spot for the fifth year running. But the 30-year-old magazine boosted Canada’s ranking in the leisure and culture and economy measures to lift it into ninth place, after Belgium but before Italy.
The top 10:
3. Switzerland (“Swallow a Swiss pill and you know it won’t poison you. You know the bank will always be discreet. You also know everyone will speak your language.”)
4. Germany (“You could buy a 55-square-metre apartment for $160,000.”)
5. New Zealand
6. Luxembourg (The most “Michelin-starred restaurants per square mile … a tax haven.”)
7. United States (“The land of convenience.”)
10. Italy (“Farmhouses with a couple of acres for $60,000.”)
Read the full article “‘Fun’ Canada a Top 10 place to live” in the Toronto Star (Jan 07, 2009).