According to the most recent data by Statistics Canada and the FBI, Greater Montréal ranked No. 1 again for safest city among 20 of the largest metropolitan areas in Canada and the U.S. due to its low homicide rate (1.11 for very 100,000 inhabitants compared to the 4.72 average).
Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2018; Statistics Canada, 2018.
The city’s safety is another factor that enhances Greater Montréal’s outstanding quality of life. Greater Montréal is the most affordable major city in Canada and the U.S. due to:
- Affordable rents
- Generous family allowances
- Low private medical insurance costs
- Low-cost daycare
- Free healthcare
- The lowest tuition fees in North America
In addition to a higher purchasing power, Montréal is also ranked the second best city in the world for Millennials and considered the best student city, and the most reputable city in the Americas. This multilingual, cosmopolitan area also offers a vibrant and diverse cultural scene with more than 100 festivals and 70 museums. There are so many reasons that make Greater Montréal the ideal place in which to live.