Portage la Prairie 66 Good
Portage la Prairie Livability #13 ranked city in Manitoba#458 ranked city in CanadaRanks better than 98% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Portage la Prairie

PROS
  • Cost Of Living

    Taking into account the cost of goods and services like housing, groceries, transportation and utilities, the overall cost of living in this area is well below average.

  • Employment

    Higher than average median household income, income per capita and lower unemployment rates are seen in this area. The result is a high score in the employment category.

  • Housing

    High scores in the housing category are a distinguishing feature of this area, possibly driven by a favorable home affordability ratio, higher home values and appreciation rates.

  • Health & Safety

    Good air quality as well as nearby health facilities like hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, fire and police stations all contribute to a higher than average health and safety score.

  • Schools

    The schools category earns a high score due to factors like exceptional test scores, strong education levels and the close proximity of elementary and high schools in this area.

CONS
  • Commute

    A low commute score could be due to longer-than-average work commutes and the limited availability of public transportation in this area.

  • Crime

    This area reports elevated crime rates per 100,000 individuals, potentially pointing some areas being unsafe for its residents. Stats are based on both property and violent crimes.

  • Ratings

    AreaVibes collected feedback from local residents in the area through surveys and polls, and the results did not show a favorable view of things like local amenities and the safety of the area.

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      Portage la Prairie transportation information

      Statistic Portage la Prairie Manitoba National
      Workers who drive to work46.6%41.8%40.0%
      Workers who carpool5.4%4.2%3.0%
      Workers who take public transit0.7%5.4%7.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.9%0.9%0.8%
      Workers who walk5.0%3.5%3.2%
      Source: The Portage la Prairie, MB data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada and updated for 2021 by Environics Analytics.