EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 3, 2012) - Alberta's two major cities' placement in a top-five ranking for quality of life confirms to the world that life in Alberta is among the world's best.
According to Numbeo.com's 2012 quality of life index, Edmonton finished third after Berlin, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland. Perth was fourth, followed by Calgary.
"This ranking helps Edmontonians, Calgarians and Albertans share our success story with the world," says Brad Ferguson, president and CEO of Edmonton Economic Development Corporation. "In addition to creating civic pride and a greater appreciation of what we already have, the recognition strengthens our two cities' identities and solidifies Alberta's place as truly one of the world's very best locations."
Numbeo.com, founded by Mladen Adamovic, is a database of user-contributed information and manually collected data from official sources for cities and countries' living conditions, including cost of living, housing, health care, traffic, crime and pollution. Its results have been cited by leading publications such as Forbes, Vancouver Sun and other media around the world.
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