A New Global Cities Liveability Ranking Puts Montreal At #40

Montreal has dropped by 19 points in The Economist's latest Global Liveability Index.

Montreal was one of the cities that has dropped the most points, along with Athens, Greece; Rome, Italy; and, at the top of the list of "biggest movers down the ranking," Hamburg, Germany, among others. 

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Montreal came in as the 40th most liveable city in the world.

One of the primary drivers of Montreal's plunge in the ranking was the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the report.

"The downward movement in rankings for the European and Canadian cities can be attributed to the heightened stress on healthcare resources during the second wave of the pandemic," the report states.

"Compared with six months ago, the average city score for healthcare has dropped by nearly five points."