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Find the Best Place to Buy a Home

Thursday, September 24, 2020   /   by Earl Gaddi

Find the Best Place to Buy a Home

Canada has it all with an endless frontier, stunning mountainscapes, rugged coastline and new, prosperous cityscapes. There are a variety of items depending on where you plan to live:

Quality of Life:

In a survey of more than 20,000 individuals across 73 countries , Canada ranked as no. 1 in the Quality of Life Index 2020, looking at nine different dimensions, including economic prosperity, job market, family friendliness, and more.

Best places to live:

Moneysense.ca's conclusion is that the crown goes to Oakville, Ontario, thanks to its good economy, low crime rates and great weather. Ontario is not only the best place to live in general, it has been voted the best place for new Canadian immigrants, the third best place to retire, and the fifth best place to raise a family.

Cost of Living:

Winnipeg, Victoria and Vancouver are among the world's top 30 most expensive cities, according to the 2020 Cost of Living Ranking.

Property affordability: 

Numbeo rated Canada as 85th in the 2020 Affordability Index with property prices that are high relative to other countries around the world, but it really depends on which state you want to move to.

Climate:

The climate of Canada varies greatly, so make sure that when investigating properties you look into this or you might be in for surprising quantities of snow!