Quality of Life in Edmonton, Canada

Purchasing Power Index 94.78   Moderate
Safety Index 56.80   Moderate
Health Care Index 78.68   High
Climate Index 32.11   Moderate
Cost of Living Index 72.47   Moderate
Property Price to Income Ratio 3.77   Very Low
Traffic Commute Time Index 29.47   Low
Pollution Index 29.12   Low
ƒ Quality of Life Index: 163.33   Very High

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Last update: July 2021

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4 Comments so far
Anonymous 2 on Oct 23, 2020:
Agree with the July 10, 2020 comment. While the city has positives, there are quite a number of negatives people must know. Architecture and design, particularly as you approach downtown from all sides, is bland. Government constantly talks about environmental protections, acts little on the issue. Rather than wasting money on pointless art (Talus Dome/giant silver balls, for example), ban the sale of new fossil fuel vehicles by 2025 (the city is growing, so now's a good time), offer benefits to EV owners, and transition the entire bus fleet to battery electric FASTER. Moreover, why aren't all schools and municipal buildings covered with solar panels? Use district heating (like in Denmark). Environmental issues aside, the train system (LRT) is dysfunctional. It operates at grade, meaning it slows down traffic and pedestrians, increasing pollution. The train is NOT automated and has to operate slower for safety reasons. The city complains about money but is wasting it on building a dysfunctional transit system. SkyTrain is much better (faster and more efficient). Vancouver did it decades ago, Edmonton can do it now, so no excuses.
Anonymous on Jul 10, 2020:
Poor architecture and design (except that nice bridge—Walterdale), especially getting closer to the river. Also, the government claims to care about the environment but takes few initiatives. There should be generous benefits for EVs and more electric buses!
J. O’Shaughnessy on Dec 07, 2019:
The city of Edmonton is sucking the life out of it’s people, so many useless projects. The legacy that is being left once we get rid of an ineffective mayor and, other councillors, that have no idea whatsoever on how a city should be run is deplorable.
Snow clearing is a joke, building of the LRT, is a disgrace thousands of dollars mismanaged.
With the current city managers at the helm, the downward conditions will continue.
Little India on Sep 06, 2018:
I have lived in Edmonton most of my life. I used to be very proud of our City, and the people that lived here. I feel like an outsider/immigrant in the very place I grew up. I have never been racist, a lot of my friends growing up were of various cultures. However, more and more I find myself resenting the massive influx of middle eastern immigrants. I have witnessed beatings on children, wives, disgusting displays of disrespect for OUR laws, culture, and acceptance. I’m done! They are literally taking over every corner of this city. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of lovely people out there that are truly making an effort to adapt and contribute to our society and all that comes with it. However, they are the minority (in that sense).

Let the rants against me begin, I’m only one person with an opinion. At least the only one ballsy enough to say it.