Top 10 Best Countries to Live In

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1CanadaCanada is a country in North America that is next to the United States. Canada is the 2nd largest country in the world.

Canada's good because our economy doesn't really have any thing to do with war so that tax will be low and if you live in Alberta you don't have to pay PST. If you want to move you don't have to ask the government to move and our economy is now the most stable. If you ask me Canada is the land of the free and we don't worry about people blowing up planes. Canada doesn't own any nuke so people don't think of us as a threat but we are one of the most peaceful places on earth.

Been to Canada and you can keep it. Cold, underdeveloped, relies on US to protect them, taxes people out the butt and the government health care stinks. - Speedracer61

It's safe, no war, it's beautiful and there is almost no criminals.
I know that 'cause I live here.

Yeah I would like to go Canada too, it has plenty of land and nice people. All you people who think America is not free it is. The only way a person is arrested I because of a threat they say. I can talk crap about the government if I want all day. I can but a gun and walk down the street. Someone might call 911 but I have the right to bear arms. Also Canada has like 35 million people compared to America above 300 million. Of course we have a higher crime rate because there a lot more people here. Its easy to make friends and have fun so I love my country.

I think Canada is the best in terms of freedom, even though I've never been there... I can say these things because I know a lot of people migrating there... And their feed backs about Canada is great...

Canada is the best!

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2Australia

Australia is really nice country. Australia is a very high developed country characterized by a very high rank of Human Development Index. This country is also strong in financial, and really multicultural where you can meet people around the world. The citizens are friendly and you can enjoy a freedom life. Australia has it's best city in the world, Melbourne which ranked as the most liveable city in the world. Climate diversity makes Australia become more unique where you can enjoy the tropical climate at the north of the country, desert at the west, and subtropical climate at the southeast of Australia.

If I was a poor man then Australia is the best place to be poor in as it has a great safety net, not too cold and a lot of opportunity to get off the canvas. If I was a rich man then Australia is a great place to live: Good security, Good Weather, Good Beaches, Good Food and Good Business opportunities. Canada- Weather is lousy, US- No safety net, so it has low security, Europe - Too much Government interference and weather is lousy. New Zealand is similar to Australia to except the place has too many New Zealanders. Thailand is Up there with Good places to live if you had a few bucks. At the end of the day it is up to what you want : for me it is about : Good Air, Good Food, Good Water, Good Weather, Good scenery and the economic freedom and health to enjoy them.

Easily the coolest country on earth. One of the only truely free countries. You can do what you want, whenever you want. As long as you don't get caught of course!

It's a beautiful country

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3United States of America

That stereotype is so not true. Most people here are friendly and will help you if you need it. Other than the enormous amount of political correctness forced on us, we have the freedom to do just about anything as long as it's not abusively illegal. Everybody in the world takes great risks to come here---I live right on the Mexican border and thousands get through every day. We need jobs and a sane political system, neither Democrats nor Republicans. We need a president who puts American citizens' needs first before special interest groups or foreign nations. Regardless, I wouldn't live anywhere else.

Well said. America is the most friendly nation in the world. If you leave for awhile and come back, the friendliness will shock you. Going elsewhere in the world, some people are put off by the friendly nature of Americans. I think they see it as either shocking or fake, and thus don't like it.

If you have a dream, America is the place to make it happen. Don't believe the hype! America is beautiful and full of opportunity.

A dream that is only for the white 1%. If you are poor or a minority your screwed! Wow your country is amazing!

Stunning architecture, marvellous food, caring people, structured government and rules and it's a very organised country. The United States of America is a spectacular country with diverse things all around it. The only problem is that the crime rate can scare people away from this country. But most countys, cities and neighborhoods are safe and have police trooping around them 24/7. And, this is the place where dreams come true. Although many people don't have jobs and the people who do gain little money, most celebrities started their career in the U.S.A. and the people here are really caring and helpful. If you're locked out of your house, you can call 911 and they can gladly help you open it. And if you're walking down the road, people just say "Hi! " to you out of respect. That is true kindness. This is the place were you can see various musical performances, millions of game shows and celebrities on tours in real-life. And this is the center of food, especially when it come to ...more - davakoh

This country is so racist, mostly to the Chinese in my opinion. Ching chong is not Chinese at all.

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4Sweden

Swedes are very kind and are very environmentally conscious. Swedes have a high equality rate and are full of culture. Alfred Nobel, a swede, invented dynamite(not the song)and other swedes invented the zipper and the wrench.

Freedom and love all over the country. That's the way of living.

Beautiful country. I lived in Sweden for now 6 years and I don't regret anything. I was from Norway before but Sweden is seriously the best place I've been to.

Name one bad thing about Sweden?

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5England

Very nice place to live but every journey/holiday takes forever to get to England, the last time I went there was brilliant.

I love England. Free healthcare. Democracy, (in America, they say we have "democracy", but we don't. Far from it actually). Education, education is WAY better in the UK. Children actually know something. Housing is cheaper(yes, houses are smaller). Cars are cheaper and get better MPG(again, cars are smaller). Shopping is cheaper, people can actually afford to eat healthy in the UK. People are friendly, and closely knit communities. Acceptance, they accept anyone of all differences. Same sex marriage is going to be legal soon, so I can get married, there instead of the US. And the monarch helps the country, in good times and bad, she is always there for us, and gives us something to be proud of. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN

Everyone in England, looks out for each-other and cares for anyone, who comes to the country as an immigrant.
Oh yeh, and we have free health care (like Canada).

England sucks

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6Norway

Norway has one of the highest life satisfactions. Meaning the people in Norway are living in the happiest Country on Earth. The crime rate is moderately low, the environment is clean. The environment is magical and the people are happy. And they have potatoes.

I have visited this country several times. One of the best social security system in the world. People with disabilities living in a very good quality life. Clean environment with very hygienic food.

I've been to Norway several times, and it's the greatest country I know! People are so nice, the crime rate is low, but it has unusually high taxes, and everything is extremely expensive. I had to spend 25 bucks on a cup of normal black coffee. But it is a really awesome country!

It's my favorite country in the world and those people are happy, kind, hospitable and has enjoyed a high standard of living. In fact, Norway is the highest standard of living in the world. It has a clean environment and their culture is one of the best in the world

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7GermanyGermany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. ...read more.

Clean places and very good infrastructure.

Germany living standard is much more higher than the USA.

Germany and Japan are the most popular countries on earth, according to the BBC Poll.

Want go German but don't know the language

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8New Zealand

9/10 by far one of the most awesome countries to live in. It has so much. Theme parks, volcanoes, kind people, and so much more. C'on who wouldn't want to go see where lord of the rings, the hobbit and king kong was filmed swell as hundreds more. What can't yo do here? There's very little crime, no shortages of water, food, air :3. The best country...

Stunning, perfect, beautiful place, New Zealand has everything from peace and tranquility to snowcapped mountain peaks, ancient exotic flora and forna, wild and wonderful, golden calm beaches, brilliant star gazing, awesome towns/cities/untouched national parks, friendly caring people, unique culture and history, stunning food and wines and the coolest little capital in the world. There is something for everyone there. Way better that Australia and number 1 in the world for me!

I have thought about this a lot, and I concluded New Zealand is the best country to live in. It has one of the freest economies and presses in the world (unlike my home, the USA), It is neutral (unlike Canada and Iceland), would have the least amount of damage from a nuclear war (unlike Sweden and Switzerland which would suffer collateral damage from nuked countries like Norway and France). The country is beautiful (look up Milford Sound), wealthy and just overall probably the best place to live in the world.

Id say that the 15% tax is the worst thing about living here. I can't buy stuff for crap - Aey

Its just an awesome place to live

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9Japan

I was there about 20 yrs ago and I still remember vividly how great the Japanese. I can not forget all the beautiful places and the outstanding hospitality of this country. I highly recommend to each traveler to at least count in to visit Japan so they can experience the honesty and purity of the culture. The best way to educate kids the importance of family and descipline will go further on each individuals morals and lige being. I plan to go back and visit Japan before it is too late for me to travel, the number one country of Asia.

High Tech countries and very polite people.

I'M A JAPANESE I KNOW THAT THERE IS LESS ACCIDENTS HERE AND Japan's economy has been up and down for well over a decade now and considered to be in a stagflation state or in a period of very slow growth. When a major disaster occurs in a country that is experiencing economic flatness, the rebuilding effort calls for new investments and purchases which spur demand and also business. In light of this, foreign investor's (at least the smart ones) may look to buy Japanese companies' stocks and other Japanese financial instruments.

I love it's culture, history, language, geography, and it's people! I can't wait to visit in the future! I just might not come back.

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10Switzerland

Switzerland. Is. AMAZING. It's like one of the most beautiful places on Earth. :O Beautiful rivers, mountains, and forests, and the towns are so exquisite they seem to be out of a fairy tale. Nice weather, too, and absolutely no pollution. Heaven on Earth.

Switzerland is an amazing country. I love it for many reasons, including the countries it is surrounded by. I particularly enjoy France, Italy and Germany. I has such verity, and is so beautiful!

Switzerland is the most freedom country in the world and the most competitive economy in the world. Beautiful nature, friendly people, very rich and clean environment. Switzerland is one of the safest countries in the world. It's a very liberal country as gun law, freedom of speech, direct democracy and economic freedom. Switzerland is the best place to live in the world.

Great country

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The Contenders

11Finland

The most equal country. You can be a human being there if you become them.

Education system, health care, work opportunities, kind and tolerant people, stable economy, safe place to be, social security, social benefits on need, freedom of speech, almost zero crime, lovely summer, quite and white winter, excellent local transportaion, lakes, woods, harbours, lovely cruise trips, healthy food, absolutely enjoing living here.

I love finland, the beautiful summers, goregeous scenery and the friendly people. Must visit, rent a cabin in the woods close to a lake. Amazing trip, Was one of the best summers I've ever had over there:) (by the way, there's lakes everywhere. )

I have lived there and honestly one of the best countries to live in, very kind people and environment. Transport is amazing ( you will survive without a car). Everything in general is very nice about Finland. Great place to raise your children.

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12FranceFrance (French: [fʁɑ̃s]), officially the French Republic (French: République française [ʁepyblik fʁɑ̃sɛz]), is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. ...read more.

Wonderful country, peaceful,.kind people, famous food, healthcare...

So various landscapes, there are some villages which look to be villages of medieval tales.

France is like a dream, we had the chance to go to Tahiti, Moorea, Bora-Bora and Marquesas Islands. Besides the fact that these places are simply marvelous, splendid, is so amazing to know that it is part of France.

Here you have among the most beautiful coral reefs (UNESCO) and gorgeous beaches in the world.

France is so different, has a so rich culture and history and so peaceful areas to live in, it is the bucolic country.

And if you need you BBQ, no problems, here you can eat everything you want because you will also find cuisine from lots of other countries.

It is No 2 for McDonalds in the world after USA.

It's true that French are not the best in spoken English, but they are not the worst compare to some countries around.

And most of people speak only their own ...more

Love France, Is World's Most Visited countries, Top Five on Healthcare and It's not too struggling to do business there, Love Paris.

France is one of the most visited countries, south of France is great!
Food's delicious nice people too! Superb and astonishing colors
Great place to live (I should know! )

This does not surprise me

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13Denmark

The Country with the happiest people in the World! - Kris9846

Just an amazing place to be. Peoples understanding and respect to each other is just fantastic. The live quality is just top. And a fantastic tax system as well that takes care of everybody.

Nice people. They are always helpful and happy!

Best country in every single way!

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14Iceland

According to UN Iceland is the best place to live in - egillaxelsson

I cannot believe this! Did you know Iceland ranked #9 on the Human development index? Denmark made #2, Sweden made #5, Canada made #4, and Norway made #1! Do your research before making a list please. Thanks.

Iceland should be number 1 Luke really! Iceland is such a beautiful country with very very kind people clean healthy no crime so it's the best country to live in I needs to be number 1 on the list

Well it's the world's safest country

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15AustriaAustria was Celtic (Hallstadt) then as Noricum, part of the Roman Empire, Alaric, who took over Rome, studied at a monastery near Vienna. In the Middle Ages, the Holy Roman Emperors moved to Vienna, then Austria became separate. Medieval documents from Eastern Europe as far as West Ukraine were often ...read more.

Simply stunning. Travelled all over Europe and Austria is the most beautiful country I've seen and experienced. Cities are clean friendly, happy and gorgeous. People appreciate and value their living space. Great environment for families. Rural areas of Austria like Tirol and Pinzgau are incredible. Breathtaking scenery. Awesome skiing and even better in summer. Austria is better known for wonderful skiing in Winter but Summer is also a great time of the year to experience other mountain sports. If you like cities, Austria is perfect and if you prefer the countryside, look nowhere else! Overall: 9.8/10

Austria is a fantastic country with great nature and people. The living standard and safety is of the same high level as in Germany, but the people are partially more chilled and down to earth. It's a great for doing every outdoor activity you can imagine, and most of the cities have a beautiful historical old town.

Austria has the best living full city in the world Vienna. The best coffe and sachertorte in the world. If you don't won't do life in the best living full city you can change do the Mountains is a good difference because no country has so beautiful Mountains. Why did over 100.000.000 people come to Austria. Also Austria has no war and only 5% living below the poverty line. 4,2% are unemployed. 50% are upper class.

This should not be on the list it's near the Middle East.

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16Brazil

I live in Brazil but travel abroad mostly to Europe and other South America countries.

I can for sure say that our food is the best in the world, a mix of italian, german, portuguese, african, native americans foods that makes it simply perfect.

We have great nature, rainforests, rivers, amazing beaches and a very nice climate. We have no international issues or war.

Only problems are government corruption, cost of living rising and violence in the big cities, in the smaller ones you can have a very high standard of living, mostly in south Brazil, considered a mini Europa like region in terms of climate (colder) and quality of life, I recommend the smaller citie in Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina states, low crimes, high quality of life and great landscapes!

This county is a paradise with diverse food, culture, and people. There is no other better place to have a vacation.

A happy country with nice people and beautiful sights! Cheers from your Argentina!

People Do Know That This Country Has One Of The Highest Crime Rates In The World? - 12cc

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17Italy

There is no question about the Italian culture, people and ingenuity... After all what other nationality had contributed to the USA as much as the Italians. Italians with their work ethics and family values cannot be denied... A very clever race of people. As for the comments about Italians being racists about black people, when I'm in Italy I do see Italian men with black women... and although I do not see very many black men with Italian women, that's not to say that their racists, Italian women at large prefer Italian men... And that's that! Ciao

Italy is the worlds 7th largest economy is a nice country to live in, best food in the world, 2nd best healthcare in the world, best country to raise a child and is one of the most visited countries in the world it should be one of the first best countries

I am Nigerian and has to say that Italian people are pure racist.
They treat me as a slave, as nothing, in the best case they talk to me like as a kid.
I do speak myself 4 languages, I am surely better than most of them, but they will never accept than a black guy can be better than them, a big shame.
The only job we can get as migrants, even after years, is selling bags, glasses etc.. In front of supermarkets.

But we will stay here, because we have to be more and more numerous to reverse the current situation.
It should be number 1 of the worst country.

It is said that the Italians are arrogant, pretentious, that for example, they do not want to speak English because they only like French language and believe that's the best language in the world and that they are the best. Another founded opinion is circulating that they are cold with foreigners, they are not welcoming. You can make your own opinion by going there, but it will be worst, better choosing another place to go, there are so many.

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18Netherlands

It's called: "The Netherlands", and not Holland, Holland is just 2 provinces combined (North and South Holland)

The Netherlands is way better than USA to live in. more rights, no judgement of religion, things that are illegal in USA are here legal, one of the best education systems in the world. Better care for people who can't work, because of chronic diseases, etc. etc. etc.

I'm very proud to be a hollander because it's a beautiful country and the most people are living good in holland and our soccer team is incredible good

Best country ever anybody agree

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19Spain

Great climate, great cities, historically significant, rather nice people, great geographical placement. Never been there, but from what I know about Spain it seems like the best country to live in.

I reckon that Spain tops these countries because great food, medditerranian sea at your doorstep and if it gets to hot the flights to anywhere are super cheap.

I went to Spain last year, and I really LOVE IT! GREAT country, the people, the food, the culture, I really left a part of my heart there... Sniff

Great climate, great cities, historically significant, rather nice people, great geographical placement.

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20Ireland

I had no idea about the Irish people before the Uefa Euro 2012... But after that hilarious event... I realised that the irish are the most openminded and stunning people on earth... Simply the kindest... And dublin is just impressive! Ireland is really a great spot on earth to live in... Love you irish people!

People are nice and relaxed and beautiful country. Only bad thing is the wheather...

I live in Ireland, and can safely say its one of the best places to live, and I've travelled a lot! There's good culture, the people are friendly, has always been a neutral country, very peaceful and no enemies! Great standards of education, from indants to university, beautiful scenery, good climate, although rains a bit more than perhaps desired, land is very fertile and there is no shortage of sun eithear! Not to mention that there are great facilities all over the country, and it is our own country abd always has been we didn't steal it of natives, we are the natives! Great overall standard of living.

Great country

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