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Canada Best Places To Live: Vancouver Ranks 52nd In MoneySense List

03/20/2013 05:02 EDT | Updated 02/24/2014 09:59 EST

Vancouver, used to topping world living lists, comes in at a staggering 52nd in "Canada's best places to live," according to a business magazine.

Vancouver ranks about a quarter of the way down a list of 200 Canadian cities, and 10th-best out of the country's large cities, according to MoneySense.

The reason it didn't rank higher is simple: it has the most expensive housing in Canada. Vancouver's average house price is $882,000, well out of range for residents whose median household income is $81,066, the magazine reported.

Saanich is the only B.C. community that cracked the top 10.

Victoria at No. 40, and Maple Ridge at No. 43, both ranked higher than Vancouver.

Calgary came in at No. 1, followed by St. Albert, Alta. and Burlington, Ont.

Correction: An earlier version of this story misspelled the town of St. Alberta, Alta. It has been corrected.

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