Quality of Life in Edmonton, Canada

Purchasing Power Index 94.95   High
Safety Index 52.99   Moderate
Health Care Index 77.32   High
Climate Index 32.11   Moderate
Cost of Living Index 71.43   Moderate
Property Price to Income Ratio 3.35   Very Low
Traffic Commute Time Index 29.07   Low
Pollution Index 30.47   Low
ƒ Quality of Life Index: 160.77   Very High

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Last update: June 2023

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4 Comments so far
Vikfee on Sep 28, 2022:
Can`t compare with Europe and it`s cities. Given the winter, the location wasn`t meant to be inhabited by humans. It`s quite ugly city, probably a reason why we don`t even have tourists here. I have had European friends coming over for a visit, and they felt sorry for me after I took them to downtown. That says it all
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.