A new study by an Ottawa-based think tank indicates that there is significant disparity in quality of life among Canadian provinces and territories.
Seeking to replicate the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI), the Centre for the Study of Living Standards found that Alberta ranked first in Canada, with a quality of life in 2014 similar to Switzerland or Denmark.
Nunavut’s ranked last with a quality of life comparable to Latvia or Croatia.
The study found that if Alberta alone had been judged, it would have ranked fourth in the world.
Nunavut would been ranked 46th.
Overall, Canada ranks ninth on the 2015 UN index of 188 countries, based on 2014 data.
The HDI is an internationally recognized measure of socio-economic well-being.
It is a composite index composed of three dimensions: life
expectancy, education and income.
With files from CBC and CP.