Top 10 Best Countries to Live In

The Top Ten

Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world by area (size is 9.985 million km²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, ...read more.

It's nice, but their PM and government really sucks, and they think they are so much better than the USA. Mediocre healthcare as it is state-provided, and decently high taxes as it has many state benefits. Personally, I would recommend moving to America, in the middle east coast of the country. Great place for family life, lower taxes, decent housing costs, and jobs aplenty. Also, while you may see all of gun violence statistics, the US actually has a very low murder rate, as almost all of the murders are gun-related, and they have very low knife crime. People need to stop painting Canada as a "perfect place." Free healthcare is not always good, as state-owned services are almost always historically worse. If I were you, I would try for America first, then resort to Canada as a second choice.

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.

I was thinking about it. But apparently there's Black widow spiders and other spiders. Kinda put me off. Is that true?

Canada is awesome. Really helpful and polite people. There are a lot of immigrants so they don't care about your nationality or skin color. They are really open to foreigners.

The nature is simply breathtaking. In British Columbia, you got mountains, ocean and vast pine tree forests all together. There are a lot of parks and pleasant places in the cities.

The cities are clean, organized and the services work well. It's really safe. You don't see beggars in the streets or even shantytowns. I am used to it because I live in Brazil, but in Canada, even big cities such as Vancouver have nothing of that.

Economy and education are pretty good as well. There are a lot of opportunities. It's really peaceful, enjoyable and nice. I've lived there once and I will come back to stay definitely. You won't regret visiting Canada.

I love this imaginary country it has to be the best of the best and who say that USA is the best is a lair with all my respect to USA. Canada is the best trust me. Schools, Medical treatment are for free. Besides that Canada is rat and snakes free. Moreover, there is beeping on the road which is having lots of traffic. In addition, it has some of the best schools and universities in the world like Toronto University and we also have high wages which could reach 160$/hour. It is one of the most green and clean countries in the world which has fun places like Canada Wonderland and West Edmonton Mall. Finally, it is peaceful and doesn't have any kind of wars and the people are friendly too.

Australia Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry. The country's official language is English.

The person raving on in capital letters here obviously doesn't live in Australia because none of what he/she says is true. There's no burning stuff, no war, it's not a socialist country, there's no totalitarian military dictationship in Melbourne - it's all LIES.
Australia is a DEMOCRATIC, safe, peaceful country with a great climate and lifestyle, and nice people including a mix of races, and plenty of freedom. Australians love it!

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.

It is also the best countries to visit. JUST STAY OUT OF WEST AUSTRALIA! THAT'S WHERE THE GOVERNMENT IS BURNING STUFF DUE TO OUR SCORCHED EARTH TACTICS WE COMMONLY USE IN WAR AND WHERE ALL THE FIGHTING IS! in fact, they do not allow tourists into West Australia anymore due to the civil war and all the fighting going on there right now. :(
West Australia is the only state (or since Australia's a socialist country, Oblast) where your safety is not guranteed due to armed conflict.

Everywhere else is safe though, but be wary about Melbourne, as that's the place where protests allmost always turn violent and trust me, with a regime like AUstralia's (Federal Republic under a totalitarian military dictatorship), as good as the regime is to us and as much as it puts us first, it's still totalitarian, meaning you CAN be shot for being at the wrong place at the wrong time (had this happen to my friend, RIP, but the government later realized this mistake and paid me in ...more

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.

United States of America The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the ...read more.

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.

I may be a bit biased because I'm an American myself, but the United States is an amazing country full of opportunity, freedom, culture, kind people, architecture and history.

I'm scared to death about all these comments about America is becoming horrible and falling apart but really, we are in a slump that's all. But, we are getting better, and we are a great country. When Obama is kicked out (yes, kicked out) we will start to clear things up. But, America is a nice country, I mean everyone says that America is a selfish, ignorant country, but everywhere I go, there are a bunch of considerate, nice citizens. If you use common sense, The Vietnam war and the whole Nixon thing was probably the worst time for us, and those 3rd world countries are horrible. So, we are a great country. If you look into your community, it is at least 99.9% great. So, the affects aren't so bad, and just keep living your life. I'm 13, and am not giving up, no matter what nuclear war threats, no matter what pollution, no matter what happens, I think I'll probably live a full life.

While much of the world dislikes the US because of our policy, our government or government's policy does NOT reflect the US at all!
We are a very diverse, welcoming nation, a nation that provides lots of opportunities for anyone willing to work hard and dedicate themselves.
Plus we have tons of attractions, our National Parks, big glittering cities like New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, amusement parks like Disneyland, Six Flags etc, etc.
Plus we Americans tend to be a happy, friendly lot of people who help others and each others. We have plenty of problems: but we are also a very optimistic, resourceful people too.

Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. ...read more.

Sweden is a very good country for the fakt that sweden got hospitals that is free for the ones that need it. We also got free school lunches and we get paid to go to highschool. The taxes are quite high (57%) but that inklude the things I wrote earlier. Sweden is a mix of diffrent cultures and religions and a very friendly country to live in. Sweden is rated to have the sekond most beautiful people in the world (most of us have blond hair and blue eyes but green eyes are also quite common in sweden making swedes some what unik. Swedes are often also intelligent and most swedes (87%) speak english that is allmost everyone and think abaute that of swedens population 17% are kids. Guns are not allowed in sweden if you are not a hunter with a license or a working cop. Sweden is a democracy and every one over 18 is allowed to vote. Sweden is somehow one of the oldest monarkis in det world. Sweden is the home for Greta tunberg and we get most of our electricety from vind and water long live ...more

Not only is Sweden one of the best country's on earth and one of the most "free" places on earth. If u look on how u LIVE in Sweden we get 9 MONTHS to stay home with our newborn baby, u pay taxes and the people who make more money pay more than the less fortunate ones. We get 100% free medical care- which includes all operations etc. only thing u pay for is your room. And our government isn't led by just one or two, it's led by many different groups who then get along together to make all of the decision.

So If u compare Sweden to America for example we are way better, America has one of the worst systems for helping people get an education it costs a lot of money but also its like 1% that actually gets to earn a LOT of money.

And let's not forget that ALL of the education here in Sweden is 100% free

Sweden is the best country to live. Canada is the worst with criminals from all over the world live here and prey on Canada. Canada has no strict rules for immigration and takes all druggist and criminals and grants them permission to live here. It is third class country. There is no place like Europe. Every country in Europe has class. Its clean. If anyone has a chance to live in Sweden go for it, you will never regret. It's a beautiful cultural country all Scandinavian countries. Wow for this beautiful country.

Shut up idiot your saying things about Sweden and saying bad things about Canada. Oh, and by the way Sweden has more criminals than Canada. SO SHUT UP IT DOESN'T MATTER Canada IS BETTER THAN Sweden

Sweden is good as long as you live in the right place. Unless your grandfather didn't bought a 3 bedroom flat in the inner city of Stockholm, you will end up in the ugly and horrible suburban ghettos...

Also consider the fact that everything is forbidden here (almost no freedom of choice) and a governmental believe that Sweden and Swedes are alone responsible for the environmental situation in the whole world and gladly tax you for that...

France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to ...read more.

As a native of France, I would like for you to know that living in France isn't the same as coming there for vacation. These days lot's of things happen in France, such as riots, unemployment, political crisis, high levels of vandalism, peoples always complaining and weirdos in the street. Of course it's not like that everywhere, but people that say it would be a dream to live here, you should first make sure that France is right for you.

This is mostly true for Paris though, the rest of France is very different and it's very calm and peaceful there generally

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

France isn't that much peaceful. I was born there and I have lived there before. What you are describing is mostly what you feel during vacations, because living in France can be harsh, peoples aren't always very friendly, they are especially rude to foreigners (for weird reasons) and right now there is a lot of rioting and vandalism going on. Peoples always complain for nothing and sometimes workplaces are corrupted...

France is for my family and me, the best country we found to install our home, in France you will find everything you want due to its large diversity due to its specific multiculturalism, you can live in a a cute stone house of the middle ages to a perfect modern architect's villa, you can eat a food from everywhere as well as their famous food you need to discover recipes and take your time as they are so numerous, France is the temple of any kind of meat served with so many sauces and cooking variants depending of your taste, Ocean fish, complex recipes and of course pastries and bread. The country side is really relax, we live now at 40 km from a large city, near Atlantic Ocean coast, and less than 3 hours by train to Paris or Lyon and 1 hour to Bordeaux and easy to reach Spain by car. France is now our sweet home, for me as Computer scientist, I had no difficulty to find a job there in this branch. We decided to stay here as long as possible, concerning attacks in our region we ...more

I love France, Is World's Most Visited countries, top on Healthcare and It's not too struggling to do business there, Love Paris France is best of all around the world. But the problem is its economical structure which is not so good now a days, even if it's a strong democracy, maybe to much allocations to people are given for kids, habitation, unemployment, etc.. Let's see next elections. Hope Le Pen will not be elected, maybe I'd be obliged to leave and I don't want at all. I like everything here and I want my family grows up here.

England England, previously the Kingdom of England, is a constituent country of the United Kingdom along with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. ...read more.

I'd love to move to England. I currently live in the US, but I've visited London, Manchester, and some other cities (and the Cotswolds). It's truly beautiful. You have free healthcare, great education, and of course football (or soccer as we Americans call it). Also great food and music. I'm still in school but when I visited I pretty much fell in love with London. It's cool how England is centrally located, and close to other points of intrest (such as Isle of Man and Ireland). I'm happy to say I'm proud of England (they have some such lovely people).

- Free museums
- Polite people
- Fantastic universities and colleges
- Good educational system
- Historic houses and culture
- Gardens!
- Landscapes/countryside
- Free healthcare

Love from England from France

Best country in the WORLD. I've been to all of them, in order of excellence; - England, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Australia.

England, and especially London, in UNBELIEVABLE in comparison. Best mix of famous people, rich people, millionaires, BILLIONAIRES, small businesses, large businesses, multinational businesses, cars, sports cars, art, history, culture, architecture, tech, people, industry, beaches, countryside (most beautiful countryside in the world by far), political scene, journalists (British papers like the Spectator etc are simply unmatched), sports (cricket, football, etc), proximity to interesting places in Europe, everything.

AND England has a Monarch! Bloody brilliant combo!

I am so proud of being a British citizen. England is an amazing country with amazing views and natural landmarks and natural beauty way better than the US. Houses are cheaper cars are cheaper etc etc. It's so annoying when people say US is better just cause it has bigger houses, I mean what that just makes housekeeping so much harder, schooling here is way better than the US, our football team and football clubs are so good. England is so centrally located on Earth so travelling is not that hard, at the end of the day England is an AMAZING country and AMAZING place to live.

Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard. ...read more.

Norway is good only for Norwegians, as they believe they are living in the "best country in the world" (the result of brain-washing in the mass media). They are really arrogant and discriminating towards foreigners, there is no openness to other opinions (everybody is supposed to share the official point of view). Health care is very bad (you will be waiting for 6 months to get to a doctor) and the education is just horrible (kids write with a pencil and in capital letters until the 5th grade). There is poor cultural life in Norway, and people are primitive and shallow - after having lived here for several years, I have moved back home.

Free school, free healthcare, althouhg high taxes - Norway must be the best country in the world. In a study in 2008 it showed to have the best equality of genders in economy in the world, in 2009 Norway had the highest financial surplus in the entire world, currently ranked the 4th richest country in the world, the list goes on... Simply Amazing

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.

Healthcare here in Norway is not totally free not unlike in the country where I am living before healthcare is totally free,People here needs to pay (egen andel) service fee. Hospitalization is free but if your not hospitalize, people who are living here must pay the service fee, for example x-ray, MRI, consultation fee, any kind of test etc,.I am very greatful because I am living here in Norway same the best nation where I came from.

Iceland Iceland, also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean.

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

This is one of very attractive nation which has a very good set of houses and very clean even I have not been there yet.

My best country, gyesers and waterfall are the top attractions in iceland, I swear to god that I will migrate to Iceland to live.

Switzerland Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. ...read more.

I live in the US, but I'd love to move to Switzerland. It's one of the most beautiful countries I've ever seen. There are mountains, and oh, did I mention the ski resorts. :O

I live in Canada and it is becoming a police state. Freedoms of expiration, speech and the right to assemble have been taken from us and there is now a secrey police. Feeling very much like Germany 1933 with the Reichstag fire decree, it called bill C 51 and C-10. Switzerland the people get to vote for major issues through referendums and the people on the whole are much better educated and have a feeling of responsibility for the governing of their country.

Why, why, why isn't this number 1? It's the most beautiful, peaceful & diverse country. People are nice here. They don't hesitate to help if you're lost. The Swiss Alps are really beautiful & the Swiss have amazing colleges & art! It also has not been in any war for 200 years, even though in WWII, its surrounding countries were at war. It's also one of the richest & happiest countries in the world!

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.

Germany Germany 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.

Reasons:
- living standard
- very good infrastructure
- clean places
- very friendly, helpful, honest, intelligent, sensivite, reliable, cosmopolitan, accurate, punctually, industrious, properly
-very big food selection (bread, beer...)(sole germany)
-many beautiful places (castles, mountains, beaches, sea, rivers..)
- not tempo limit (sole germany)
-weather well-balanced
-hartz IV - you can live in germany without working - social system
- child support (money for kids)- social system
-one of the best training systems and health systems
-german language
-very good economic
-freedom of expression
- good music
-health insurance system
And so on...
That's why the peoples come to here...
And we are not nazis (except a few trailers of hitler)

Germany has a strong economy, gorgeous landscapes, the best food in the world, and it is the safest place to be. The people who reside there have many virtues and kind spirits. We help our fellow European nations economies and give jobs to the Greeks who are moving in. We forgive other nations and pay our debts quickly and efficiently. And almost nothing wrong happens politically. We always have a caring and helpful chancellor. We are not greedy and we will help someone who needs it. We welcome people of all races into our borders and we warmly invite them into our cities.

Germany is hands down the best how can you compare Canada or the United States over Germany? First off health care whether you are rich or poor you have access to it and guess what they will take care of anything wrong with you asap and unlike many other countries guess what you don't have a gazillion dollar medical bill drowning you in debt. Rich or poor we all deserve healthcare as we did not choose to be born on Earth.

Second Education how much money is it to go to a University in America? I mean I never have got the concept why do you not want your country to be educated without drowning in debt? Well in Germany you can go to a University for practically nothing. Yes if younger smart enough can get in the books want to learn then well Bingo you can go to a University.

You can do an Ausbildung on the job training which most people have here and they know what they are doing here with work jobs etc ( why the economy is good here)and when they are done again they aren't ...more

I feel safe, the people are honest, humble and reliable, you have all the possibilites here, even when your poor you can attend university and get a good education, people are generally smart and informed, you have work security, at least 28 days of vacation a year, lots of insurances, good infrastructure, high developed, multicultural. But to live good you need a bit of dicipline and to be reliable at work, but that's normal.

The Contenders

Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. ...read more.

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 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.

I hadn't thought Japan as a good country to live before I studied abroad and had a chance to see Japan from outside. As one of Japanese people, I really appreciate their kind consideration, which I have experienced only with Japanese people. I'm not saying people from other countries are not very thoughtful. They are kind and nice as well in their own way. I like other countries and want to live abroad again in the future. But, I feel the most comfortable when I am in Japan.

When I knew Japan I hated it very much as it fought with Singapore, a few hundred years ago, which, is my homeland and where I live in. I only started to like Japan after developing a liking for their anime. I did some research and also found out that the people in Japan are also pretty polite. So I actually liked japan more from then on. It also has many nice things there so I gladly recommend you to go there, maybe Tokyo.

New Zealand New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. ...read more.

We have lots of nature around us, and a fairly stable government, but do be aware that our men tend to mostly consist of drunk, loudmouthed, overweight rugby fans who smell really bad. If you like men NZ is not the place for you. I can confirm having spent most of my life living here.

I live here and I would probably never live anywhere else. The surroundings are beautiful, the government is stable, there isn't TOO much poverty and the country is wealthy. Sure, like any country, there are some bad points, but mostly my country is incredible.

Ne w Zealand is a country that until recently was very much overlooked. Now people have started to extend their horizons a bit more and have discover our little gem at the bottom of the world. It is the kind of place you retire and settle down in as it is safe, beautiful and full of kind and hospitable people and healthy to live in too, however personally I have found that it is not the kind of place to spend your teen years and early adulthood as it is not exactly party central. However to live in from your 30s onward it's absolutely perfect. My kind of paradise, I love the land of the long white cloud and can assure you that yes it certainly lives up to it's expectations perhaps it even precedes them.

Godzone, Middle Earth, Southern Polynesia, Britain or 'Switzerland of the South Seas' as a news article here recently described it, - New Zealand or "Aotearoa" as the Maori call this country at the bottom of the world, truly is blessed by nature, by its location (remote is good, afar is bliss but there is Australia nearby for visa-free excursions, and the tropical Pacific Islands), and by its warm hearted people ( called "Kiwis"). This country never registered on my horizon until Lord of the Rings. The secret is well and truly out about this far away yet highly developed, awesome nation and society in the South Pacific. No country is perfect but I'm so grateful to have made my home here.

Denmark Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Europe. The southernmost of the Nordic countries, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.

Somehow here in Denmark, you will earn more money compare to other countries that will raise up your purchasing power and quality of life. Although you pay high taxes but wages are well paid. Moreover, tax money contribute significance role in the social value as well. Here, everything is more organized and centralized. In a word, you will be happy here.

Denmark is the best country because, people have such a friendly sentimentality. The taxes are high due to free health care and free education, and we have the right to get something called SU, its what students get to live by when they take an education

There is just something terribly wrong with this list when high quality countries like Iceland, Finland, Denmark, New Zealand, Sweden, Norway, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands etc. are ranked below The United States of America.

Denmark is a good country, except for a problem, it's slightly difficult language. However, they made Lego. The people are happy to give a helping hand, and it's by far, one of the most pleasant places to see

Finland Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a sovereign state in Europe. It has a capital of Helsinki and got independence from the Soviet Union after WWI.

Oh there are many reason. Best country to live for pregnant moms, families and kids. Finland has a free health care and if you need treatment, you will get it. What about education? Oh free as well. And one of the best education systems out there. We have good gun control laws. There is no corruption. Government is chosen by people and they make decisions which will be for the best. Liberal country, for example equal marriage is now possible in Finland. Finland is more than safe country to live. There are so many other reasons too why Finland is the best country to live. The nature with lakes and forests is absolutely stunning.

I love Finland. Now this is maybe because I am Finnish, but living in Finland had the best moments of my life. Some reasons I loved living there was that it was really green. Even if you lived in the middle of the capital, Helsinki, you wouldn't have to walk far to see the beautiful greenery. And also education and health care is free, that's also really good. And talking about education, it has the best education system. Now I lived in Finland only until grade 3 but the exams were only at the end of the year, and there was 1 exam. You rarely got bullied, because there were supportive and nice teachers, and usually people had a lot of friends, even that one Indian kid who spoke very little Finnish had like 20 friends. And also the city life was amazing. You could walk in town and feel like you would be at home everywhere you go. I don't know why but I just felt like this was where I should live forever walking trough the familiar streets of Helsinki. Also winters, YES THE COLD! I just ...more

The school system is one of the best in world. Finnish students take little to no standardized tests and have no homework, it's about collaboration; that's something you'll use in life. Also, 'no homework and very little test' they must be stupid right? Wrong, more people in Finland actually graduate from high school AND collage than in the U.S.A, and this is only part of it.

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.

Spain Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state largely located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and several small territories on and near the north African coast.

According to the W.H.O Spain has one of best healthcare systems in the world. Is a country with great food and a varied healthy diet (more Michelin Star restaurants than anywhere else in the world! ).People enjoys a long life expectancy.
Spain is very monumental and has and great an long history. The people is friendly and the if you stay away from the touristic spots it is a very affordable country to live in.
The economy is currently growing at a faster pace than most places in Europe but is still recovering from the aftermath of the economic recession of 2008. Infrastructure is very good but in the down side it can be challenging to find a good stable job.

Spain offers a history that includes the Roman Empire, the development of the Catholic church, possessions greater than any other country in the world including most of Central and South America, large parts of the United States, and numerous island countries throughout the Caribbean and Pacific Oceans.

It's people are super, super-friendly. You can make a friend at a bar and within an hour you will have a friend for life. Really! That stranger will open his or her home to you in the future and pick up where you left off in the relationship as if you had just met.

Madrid is like NO OTHER city in the world. Where else is it normal to eat dinner at 10pm while the sun is still setting, hop from tapa to tapa bar, stay in the streets until 4am, go to work for half of the day, then go home and eat a large lunch, take a nap, go back to work, and then do it all over again?

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Few risk, nice public health, exceptional education, mediterranean climate, second best average life, nice food, international lenguage, lot of history, and there are always at least 8 hours of night to sleep during the night, and at least 8 hours of sun to have normal life during the day, not as Canada, Nordic European countries or New Zealand. There is few contamination, not as middle European countries such as France, Netherlands or Germany. And few criminality, not as USA.

The best from Spain is that you get to chose your style of life. There are like "two Spains": the north and the south. Probably the South is what everybody knows from this country: paella, flamenco and toros. But if you really don't like that lifestyle you can still try with the north: northeast is more economicly developed (ex. Barcelona) while northwest is more calm and homelike (ex. Camiño de Santiago). Also, their climates are different. North is a bit rainy, specially in Galicia, but it also has the most beautiful beaches (ex. Praia das catedrais) of all Spain. South has a really confortable climate and really nice people and atmosphere.

Ireland Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.

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.

I live in Ireland and can honestly say it is a very comfortable place to live in. We don't have the biggest population and that is one of the factors of why it is so low on this list. There are breathtaking places to visit and people are very friendly. The education is good. The weather varies from good to bad, often one day you'll be sitting in the sun and the next watch the rain bucket down. We're neutral and have friendly associations with most countries.

I've lived in Ireland all my life and I'd never trade it for anywhere else, but I don't really see what everyone seems so attracted to us & the country by. It's a beautiful place if you want natural scenery but the weather is all over the place. The people are sweet mostly, but the more outgoing ones ignore the feck out of you.

Northern Ireland I visited and I learned about the history about the conflict. I found that around Antrim and Armagh were the best places for scenery all over Ireland. I found the people from the unionist community to be a lot more welcoming than the republican people who seen me as lesser than them. Would recommend a visit to the giant causeway great view

United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly shortened to United Kingdom, UK or Britain is a Sovereign State located of the Northwestern coast of Europe. It is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy currently lead by Monarch Queen Elizabeth II and its current prime minister is ...read more.

My country is very awesome(India),but this country UK is even better.Because it has tasty food,super resorts and beaches, submarines and beautiful places like big ben.This is my favourite country. Beaches are the best as it has many surfing girls, relaxing people, nice sand and volleyball ladies. I feel to live there and play with my apartment and school friends.
UNITED KINGDOM IS THE BESSTTT!
If you did not go there, go there and see the view. Super ladies and men.

Hey. There is double posting here.
You have posting for England, which is actually a country in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Please correct it.
I think the ranking here is not actually true except for the top 3.

I think you should correct this, because The United Kingdom is not a country. Instead of putting this, you could put Wales, Scotland, England, or Northern Ireland. (I know you already put England).

I think it's a best country ever having a biggest and beautiful city London. Well for long time living I prefer USA and even new york city the best city ever but it's a worth place for visit.

Netherlands

The Netherlands is one of the best countries, if not the best country for taking care of handicapped. I myself are on the border of being handicaped. I have a few pretty small ones, but still ones that make studying and working very difficult, because of the pressure that comes with it. even tough I perfectly understand and know what to do, the pressure just causes me to make many small mistakes. although not very big ones, their still on the border of important. but still in the Netherlands I got a special payment, because the cause are handicaps.

First, it's not 'Holland' but the Netherlands. But ok, Holland is a really nice country and I'm living there. You got nice summer and in the winter there is snow. In our country we get Dutch foods like pancakes but also Turkish, Indonesian and others. There's a lot of choice. People are kind to you. The nature is beautiful and we get also 5 island and some in the Carabian. Our culture is rich and you can do a lot here. Our country is really safe. If there's one country you should visite, choose for the Netherlands!

It is so much better than the US, with cheap or free education, immaculate health service, freedom of choice, no judgements, clean streets, friendly environments, high employment rate, 5 times lower homicide rate than the US and weed is legal, meaning that the illegal activity is much lower than many other countries. Choose the Netherlands instead of the US

I am not a Dutch but a frequent traveler. First time when I visited Netherlands, I felt like a fairy land. I love orange colour and it was a 31st April and every one was on the street. Friendly, understanding and nature loving people. USA is a good place for corporate but I think heartless people and too much occupied with their work (talking about NY).

Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known since ancient times as Hellas is a country located in southeastern Europe.

Greece is amazing in all aspects... bad economy at the moment but it will change, if all of us Greeks came back home and improve the country and get rid of illegals that cross the sea borders, and rob and destroy our cities and islands and we take over our country and be proud of it like Melina Mercouri done, I am sure things would change... We would not need to ask for money from Germans or EU. We could all live happily just by tourism and agriculture, export... something to think about! Great place!

Well look Greece I dunno if you hate us or something butt even do even if you did back in the time of Alaksandar the Great we forgive you look I agree that maybe Greece was kinda mean to us butt I gotta be honest Greece is a great countery and it is really beautiful and amaizing so yeah and the EU is helping her and she Greece is pretty I am from Macedonia and I gotta say that so what if you did something in the part I mean right? People you should know that! :THE PART IS THE PAST IT DOESIN'MATTER WHAT DOES MATTER IS WHAT HAPPENS NOW OK?

Bad economy but wonderful people, beautiful nature, amazing islands, excellent weather. There is funny and good-humored mood all the time. It's a country where it's very impossible to feel depressed or bored. Number one country if you want to have fun...

The economy has changed now. The people now are happy and the wages have been better than 2012. The economic situation in Greece has changed and now Greece is a wonderful country, with wonderful people with beautiful islands with developed economy!

Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.

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!

Great country, incredibly beautiful, friendly and hot people, great weather, with a high development rate. Despite the crime in the big cities ( it's usually really calm,quiet and safe outside the big cities), great landscapes, some areas and cities got a higher development rate than USA,Canada, most Europe and NZ, Brazil got Curitiba, a very green and one of the cleanest cities in the world, with a high quality of life. I can say for sure that brazilians could be anywhere, but they'd never enjoy a country like they enjoy theirs, you can't even get bored in Brazil...

I like every country of South America! One of my favourite regions of South America is Brazil. I love Brazil.I love Rio de Janeiro. I love what good things Brazil has. Even if you do not watched it Brazil and the whole South America is unique as it is it doesn't have to be New York. A country has to be unique. It doesn't needs too much just like happiness needs few not too much. I really love South America!

Awesome country. Perfect climate. Good people. Food is cheap and delicious. Some issues in its organization, but it's getting better.

Hatters gonna hate, but there's no better place to build a carrer, make friends, stay healthy and happy.

Austria Austria 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 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.

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.

Vienna is an awesome place to live/visit, Salzburg is also breathtaking and Austrians eat their Burgers with a fork & Knife because of how High class they are, Never seen a Homeless man or any obvious Poverty it should've been next to Germany in the list.

Portugal Portugal (est.1152), officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes ...read more.

Portugal should be in Brazil's place or even better! Brazil has a high rate of crime, bad government, crysis, etc...
In Portugal people are very friendly, a very good education, although our government "Fell" some years ago, it's getting much better now and I assure you that you won't regret living in Portugal.
Portugal just won the best place to visit in the world.
Telecommunications are great.
Things are cheaper than most places in the rest of Europe (Germany, Sweden, France, etc...)

Why is Portugal number 140? It's certainly better than Brazil! Brazil is a poor awful country with a high crime rate, Portugal is an awesome country, it has an amazing nation, fantastic food and weather and the people there are friendly and nice!

Beautiful
Peaceful
The People are very nice and kind
Air smells like Flowers, The Oceans are blue and mountains are green.
Come on you will have a wonderful time in Portugal

Portugal ranked 154, what's that joke? Living in Portugal is really nice, peaceful, quiet, people there are kind, simple and open. In France we love our friends from Portugal and their country.

Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. ...read more.

Italy is a great country with a lot of history on its shoulders. Many says it has the best food in the world; even though that is very subjective, Italian food summarizes the Italian culture: classy, creative and with a lot of love. Italians really love their food and life style. In fact, the most fascinating thing is how Italians are able to seize the day and get the best of their life. The sense of family, the appreciation for good food, history, art, music, fashion and wine, these are all ingredients that Italians use to conduct, in my view, what I think is one of the best life style on earth. It is great to admire how they express their culture on what they do, from the elegance of an Armani suit to the great manufacture of a Ferrari.

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

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.

South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

The healthcare and education here speaks for itself. It also has some of the best internet in the world.
The only major problem is the work culture, similar to Japan.

I would say it's like a mix between the west and east... Asian culture with a bit of a western touch. Polite people, safe, kpop (if you like it), nice movies and series and cute women.

I don't get why South Korea is the most hated Asian Country of all time. South Korea is really unique to me. They're cuisine is something special, they're shopping malls are high class, they're form of Martial Arts is really safe, and you don't have to worry about Japanese karate. They;re arcades are really special, and they're hotels are a 5 star places to stay in. South Korea is also home to the worlds largest Christian Church.

It's very convenient to live there: 24-hour marts, shopping malls, food, etc. They deliver anything to you or even pick up for you. High tech transportation and buildings great environment! Public transportation is super clean and cheap - you will find food ANYWHERE.

Singapore Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the Lion City, the Garden City, and the Red Dot, is a global city and sovereign state in Southeast Asia and the world's only island city-state.

Damn! What the hell is this? This should be the best Southeast Asian Country to live in! Singapore deserves to beat all the other SEA countries when it comes to best countries to live in. I don't agree that Singapore lands only on the 31st place. This should be in Top 27. The higher, the better, the safer country to live in. So please do root for SG! SEA's #1 best country to live in!

I feel that this list is not accurate. The larger the population in one country, the more people will be able to vote for their country. The best way to find out where to live in is to go to a country an experience it yourself, or ask the locals in the area. One more thing, Singapore Is one of the best Asian countries to live in

Singapore is a very beautiful place! Everybody in the world should deserve to visit Singapore at least once.
Singapore is also know for its best airport in the world. Singapore is also clean and have different cuisines of food! When you come to Singapore you must try the famous chicken rice!

Singapore is such a safe place to live. It's so beautiful as the government takes extra effort to make sure that the country is clean. The education system is really good in Singapore as well.

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