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NHL City Lifestyle Rankings

With assistance from Numbeo, the world’s largest cost of living database, GAVIN ranked all thirty-two NHL cities according to seven significant considerations.  Use this tool to learn more about the city in which you live, the city to where you were drafted or to help you choose between multiple free agent offers!

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Overall Ranking
Overall Ranking Safety Cost of Living Traffic Climate Rent Groceries Restaurant Prices
Overall: The rank configured by GAVIN, using an equal weight for all seven factors, where "1" is the best relative to the other NHL cities. Safety: Estimate of the overall level of crime, where "1" is the considered to be the safest relative to the other NHL cities. Cost of living: Relative indicator of consumer goods prices, including food, transportation and utilities, where "1" is the most affordable relative to the other NHL cities. Traffic: Estimate of the time consumed in traffic, where "1" is the least amount relative to the other NHL cities. Climate: Estimate of the climate likability of a given city, where "1" is the most enjoyable relative to the other NHL cities. Rent: Estimate of the price to rent an apartment in the city, where "1" is the least expensive relative to the other NHL cities. Groceries: Estimate of grocery prices in the city, where "1" is the most affordable relative to the other NHL cities. Restaurant: Compares the prices of meals and drinks in restaurants and bars, where "1" is the lowest cost relative to the other NHL cities.
Overall Ranking
14
6
28
2
7
1
30
18
4
3
20
10
25
27
24
8
12
26
31
32
9
22
16
19
23
5
17
21
13
11
29
15
Safety
7
23
5
13
4
3
30
11
12
22
32
10
25
19
24
2
18
17
15
16
1
29
8
14
20
31
21
9
6
26
28
27
Cost of Living
23
2
28
12
14
7
24
15
13
1
6
11
18
25
26
4
9
30
31
32
10
20
22
19
29
3
21
16
17
5
27
8
Traffic
11
9
30
1
6
10
24
14
2
12
31
5
28
32
15
21
19
25
27
26
7
20
17
18
23
3
13
29
16
4
22
8
Climate
1
11
20
22
30
8
23
26
21
10
24
31
6
3
28
27
9
16
14
15
29
17
19
2
4
18
7
25
5
12
13
32
Rent
26
11
30
3
5
9
23
21
7
18
13
2
22
27
15
4
16
24
28
32
12
17
10
31
25
6
14
19
20
8
29
1
Groceries
16
3
30
14
10
17
19
5
15
1
6
8
31
22
24
13
4
27
21
32
7
23
26
18
29
9
28
11
20
2
25
12
Restaurant Prices
26
7
31
4
14
12
23
21
10
6
8
15
19
30
24
2
20
13
28
32
17
9
3
25
29
1
11
22
16
18
27
5
Team
Anaheim Ducks
Arizona Coyotes
Boston Bruins
Buffalo Sabres
Calgary Flames
Carolina Hurricanes
Chicago Blackhawks
Colorado Avalanche
Columbus Blue Jackets
Dallas Stars
Detroit Red Wings
Edmonton Oilers
Florida Panthers
Los Angeles Kings
Minnesota Wild
Montreal Canadiens
Nashville Predators
New Jersey Devils
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
Ottawa Senators
Philadelphia Flyers
Pittsburgh Penguins
San Jose Sharks
Seattle Kraken
St. Louis Blues
Tampa Bay Lightning
Toronto Maple Leafs
Vancouver Canucks
Vegas Golden Knights
Washington Capitals
Winnipeg Jets
Source for data: [1] [2]

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Anaheim Ducks
Anaheim Ducks
Arizona Coyotes
Boston Bruins
Buffalo Sabres
Calgary Flames
Carolina Hurricanes
Chicago Blackhawks
Colorado Avalanche
Columbus Blue Jackets
Dallas Stars
Detroit Red Wings
Edmonton Oilers
Florida Panthers
Los Angeles Kings
Minnesota Wild
Montreal Canadiens
Nashville Predators
New Jersey Devils
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
Ottawa Senators
Philadelphia Flyers
Pittsburgh Penguins
San Jose Sharks
Seattle Kraken
St. Louis Blues
Tampa Bay Lightning
Toronto Maple Leafs
Vancouver Canucks
Vegas Golden Knights
Washington Capitals
Winnipeg Jets
Factor
Overall Ranking
Safety
Cost of Living
Traffic
Climate
Rent
Groceries
Restaurant Prices
Ranking
14
7
23
11
1
26
16
26
Ranking
6
23
2
9
11
11
3
7
Ranking
28
5
28
30
20
30
30
31
Ranking
2
13
12
1
22
3
14
4
Ranking
7
4
14
6
30
5
10
14
Ranking
1
3
7
10
8
9
17
12
Ranking
30
30
24
24
23
23
19
23
Ranking
18
11
15
14
26
21
5
21
Ranking
4
12
13
2
21
7
15
10
Ranking
3
22
1
12
10
18
1
6
Ranking
20
32
6
31
24
13
6
8
Ranking
10
10
11
5
31
2
8
15
Ranking
25
25
18
28
6
22
31
19
Ranking
27
19
25
32
3
27
22
30
Ranking
24
24
26
15
28
15
24
24
Ranking
8
2
4
21
27
4
13
2
Ranking
12
18
9
19
9
16
4
20
Ranking
26
17
30
25
16
24
27
13
Ranking
31
15
31
27
14
28
21
28
Ranking
32
16
32
26
15
32
32
32
Ranking
9
1
10
7
29
12
7
17
Ranking
22
29
20
20
17
17
23
9
Ranking
16
8
22
17
19
10
26
3
Ranking
19
14
19
18
2
31
18
25
Ranking
23
20
29
23
4
25
29
29
Ranking
5
31
3
3
18
6
9
1
Ranking
17
21
21
13
7
14
28
11
Ranking
21
9
16
29
25
19
11
22
Ranking
13
6
17
16
5
20
20
16
Ranking
11
26
5
4
12
8
2
18
Ranking
29
28
27
22
13
29
25
27
Ranking
15
27
8
8
32
1
12
5
Source for data: [1] [2]

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