Top 10 Best Countries to Live In

The Top Ten Best Countries to Live In

1 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, more.

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? - TheGo1dhawk

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

Lol, the US like a QB. You Americans overestimate yourselves so much. - RogerMcBaloney

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...

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.

2 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.

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 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

3 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 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.

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.

It all depends on what part of America you live in, what your skin color is, how you look, what your sexuality is, what your dreams are, etc.

It also depends on what you consider a positive. While we brag a lot about our entertainment, seriously look at our entertainment. We have given up part of our civilized achievements for the sake of reality T.V. fights and people with lack of talent. It is at a high state of shallowness.

A lot of your perception of America is going to be based on where you live and how much of America you've actually visited. I've been to places where I felt like a total outsider because people just stare but won't greet you. I've also been to places where they pay no attention to you.

Right now our biggest flaw is politics and religion. Each main party is ugly towards the other and though we talk about "fair" and "democracy" we laugh at third party candidates and discount them before debates ever begin. We have people ...more - Ljubljana

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

I've been rather sad looking at my country lately. Living in Minnesota, I have been hearing about people fleeing the United States to Canada by way of our northern border. We have a statue that stands in New York harbor which says that foreigners are welcome in our country, or are supposed to be. It really hurts to see the hate crimes and people being forced out of our nation. We also have a media that is incredibly biased. Every time a crime happens, our media immediately jumps to "terrorism" which is the media's code word for "Muslim". We have a president who calls reality "fake news", and lives in a bubble where everything the conservative media says is taken as gospel truth. We call ourselves a Christian nation when Christ always taught inclusion, acceptance, kindness, and trust. Our current president's policies so far run opposed to all those principles. Our conservative media tries to hide the bad stories about our president, to the point where many of them are only reported on ...more

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

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.

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.

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

There's basically no better countries to live in and USA in the top three is a joke.

5 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 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

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... - KevinBarbeau

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! )

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. - KevinBarbeau

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

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).

I shant rest until we come above France. Tea and shortbread are life and God save the Queen.

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

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!

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.

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

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

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.

9 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. 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.

- 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)

10 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. more.

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 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.

The Contenders

11 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. more.

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 peaceful country in Europe. It has beautiful landscapes, people, food is not bad... Besides, it's a very rich 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!

12 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.

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

Denmark is a country of wonderful people, equality, well educated people and rich economy.

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!

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

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...

Just came from New Zealand after visiting also Australia I live in British Columbia Canada but I have to say New Zealand Is as beautiful as our British Columbia

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

14 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.

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 - LavenderSheep

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

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.

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.

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

Great place, the Irish Celts have been on that island for thousands of years, Wow

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!

Interesting history, nice language, scenic views. I speak Irish and live in Ireland

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

16 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 more.

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.

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).

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.

None of these people understand the concept of constituent countries. - idoknotknow

17 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.

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 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

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.

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.

18 Netherlands


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.

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

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.

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

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...

A country with history, healthy food, sea and mountains.. And also friendly people..

I live in Greece and even though the economy isn't the best everything is perfect! It is the most beautiful historical place in the world. People are friendly and helpful. People in Greece are easygoing and kind! VISIT GREECE

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!

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

Vero friendly people, excellent food and excellent weather!

High crime rate, poverty and unemployment.
And you want to live in country just for food? Go to a restaurant and that's it. - Votebotingsucks

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!

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

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

21 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 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.

Austria is beautiful and peacful and affordable and have nice citizens who cares

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

What is up with all of the thumbs down! It has a nice economy and is a very safe country to live in. When I say safe, I mean SAFE! If you put a thumbs down, you are thinking of North Korea. - Cheezaleezers

South Korea Deserves to be top 5 only if we can get rid of its terrible neighbour - LethalDoses

I think South Korea should be in top 10 or 14. Don't you think you guys?

South Korea is one of the most underrated countries on Earth. - PositronWildhawk

23 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.

I have been there once, those locals were being so nice to me, I like this country

Singapore is such a safe place to live. Its 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.

Although expensive, Singapore is one of the most systematic and clean countries in the world

Is very clean and they have good school for children. Mr Lee Kwan Yu our Singapore President he care about us when there are trouble he help us and make Singapore an wonderful place!

24 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 more.

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

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!

Please don't come to Portugal!
I don't want people to discover my Secret Place!
Let Portugal to stay below every country, please!
To stay Hiden,

Very beautifully country,very friendly people
Excellent it.

25 United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply called the Emirates or the UAE, is a country located at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar and Iran.

Really nice place, safe place, you don't pay that much of tax, big opportunity to invest there.

Great Country to live in with a peaceful environment and many entertaining things to do all over. Economically one of the best places to live in and easily work your way up to your goals especially when there is little to no tax at all.

If you don't like womens rights then you'll love it here!

UAE is a very beautiful country even though most of the things are man made I don't want to leave UAE but today I will be going back to India

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

You feel very welcomed and safe when your in Italy. You make friends very quickly and you feel as a part of the community straight away.

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

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

27 Thailand Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia.

Nice waether, the people are friendly, foods are yummy and a lot of beautiful places.

I'm Thai proud to be all Thai culture food, beautiful country, Thai people friendly and smile. Muaythai, rum-thai. Many good thing in Thailand

Some things good, some things bad, nothing perfect. A quote from a Thai friend of mine. The Thai people are friendly.

Idiot country. Garbage everywhere, no such a thai culture that called real thai, lazy peoples, peoples can do nothing for their country, useless country, super corruption government, this country must be a communist country like Laos, peoples always betray you even they trust you, bad education country, English in thai is the worse than Laos and Cambodia, thai food modified from Indian and Melayu food like Tom Yum Kung and Mussamun, thai sweets or snacks modified from Portugese food with main ingrediant is egg yolk, muay or boxing modified from boxing use only fist, muay thai just add some organs to fight such as foot, knee, etc. I think no Thai culture in the world that useful in the future day.

28 China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous state, with a population of over 1.388 billion. It was established in 1949 by Chairman Mao, the president of the communist party. Its capital is Beijing. The major cities are Shanghai, more.

China is a great country with the most powerful, efficient and humanistic party in the world.

Beautiful place and the giant pandas are so cute!

Should be no. 1. Has 2/3 of the world's steel, great education system, great food, and high speed of development. - Silent_Killer

China is where I lived since I was born, and honestly, it's a pretty good place to live. It's a beautiful place, despite people criticizing it's pollution.

29 Scotland Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Scotland is the most mountainous, and least densely populated country in the United Kingdom.

I'm from Canada, Scotland is Part of my heritage, love Scotland, great music great people, one of the friendliest and kindest places on earth, a lot of Scots in Canada, especially in the Atlantic Islands of Canada, love Simple Minds, Rod Stewart, Sheena Easton, Texas, Hipsway... Etc etc etc

Nothing is more beautiful than the Scottish Highlands, with their ancient feel and thin air. Wonderful.

People sometimes judge us by our accents or others sometimes don't like the scots, but that's ok but I'm here to let u know that if u take a holiday into Scotland I guarantee you will be treated with good respect. People are also stereotypical about us. You do see a man playing the bagpipes in a kilt now and then in Glasgow, Edinburgh or Aberdeen, so that's awesome. Our country has one of the greatest sites to see, we also have to best water in the world located in Paisley, we also have the best steak in Europe know as the Aberdeen Angus.
Thanks for taking time to read my comment about Scotland! Go and check out Ireland or Wales!

For me Edinburgh is the most beautiful city in the world. The Scots are very honourable people and charitable. I love it

30 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and known from the beginning of British colonial rule until 1972 as Ceylon, is an island country in South Asia near south-east India.

Sri Lanka is a very grateful country. There have so many nice places to enjoy. I think Village is better than city. Very clear breath, clear water, good climate, and you can live with your freedom. Foods are also best. I mean Sri Lankan own Foods. Those have no any side effects, absolutely nutrition. There have free hospitality, free education, low cost to live. This country offers better life style, high level of happiness, education, jobs and better work life balance. It has established a solid economy, and fairly safe disaster risk management systems. So what else you can expect from a country to make into the list of best countries to live in?

It is way better than Mexico for sure. Sri Lanka has a diminutive amount of crime while in the other hand. Mexico is beating the tops in crime. Sri Lanka is better. Sri Lanka is really great, the weather, the pets. They have one of the cutest cats ever!

It is super good, I agree with the person. I think Sri Lanka should be crowned king. It is beautiful, no other country can astound this place!

How did Sri Lanka got 73 place. Sri Lanka is really better than India, Pakistan, Iraq. Our country is Wonder of Asia.

31 Bhutan Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia at the eastern end of the Himalayas.

It is very clean

Interesting lifestyle

Bhutan is so beautiful

Yes is yes

32 Luxembourg

Often overlooked richest country of Europe. If you like to leave it for a day there are many other countries next to it. - Gaspar

The country looks cute on the world map

The greatest country in the world. Peaceful, safe, beautiful, Rich, highest GDP per capita in the world. Best banking system in the world. Extremely low unemployment, amazing architecture. Need I go on?

Nice little state next to Belgium

33 Chile Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

Why all the haters. Chile is a beautiful country, I've lived there since I was born and I've been to many,many countries. still Chile is great. don't talk badly about it if you haven't been there. the mountains, sea, fields, ice, forest even the desert! it really is beautiful.

You know it's really offensive to comment 'ugly people', I'm really offended right now. where did you get the idea that Chileans were ugly. it's really mean and I'm really sad because basically you're saying I'm ugly! if you think so anyway keep it to yourself, it's really hurtful to say things like that. I know Chile isn't the best country but, you have not seen the patagonian Icelands, the moonlight shining on the desert, the forests, green and rich with wildlife. I know santiago is polluted but not all of Chile is.

Chile is the safest Country in South America, and one of the most Beautiful.

I think Chile is a beautiful country, I would like to go there.

34 Turkey Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, more.

First of all Turkey is located in Eurasia. It is not a middle-Eastern country nor European. İt has also territory on continetn of Europe. The Turkish culture is not Eastern or western. If you have never been in that country seeing it would be so surprising. Turkish people are Turkish not Arabian. Turkey is a Muslim country but it lives Islam in a very different way from any other Muslim country. It is the most free country in Middle East. It is safe. Climate is mostly meditterranean. The history is fascinating and thanks to Ottoman Empire which had territories on three different continents the cultural diversity of Turkey is surprising. As an eruopean citizen who lived almost 10 years in Turkey, I can say that it is a safe, free and beautiful place which west and east meet. Media shows it like an arabic country but the fact is so different. It is one of the best places to live on the planet I think. ıt has amazing beaches on south coast, amazing forests and tea gardens on north ...more

Every guy voted for his own country; this list is not accurate.

I lived in Turkey for 1-2 years and I have to say I'm very suprised. It is a state that is not in EU but it feels like it actually is in the EU. People here are friendly and most of them speaks English. Life standarts, places to see, foods to experience. And those brunette girls.. Can a man ask for more?

Turkey is an idiotic country of uncaring reactive children. Turks are self-centered users who are willing to say any untruth to get what they want.

35 Mexico Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic located in North America. The country is located between the U.S. and Central America, and is known for its Pacific and Gulf of Mexico beaches and its diverse landscape of mountains, deserts, and jungles.

It has nice weather and nice people but the problems that Mexico is their stupid, corrupt government. There a reason why most Mexicans want to impeach everyone in the government.

Aside from what the media Says Mexico is not bad rich in culture and great food, spirits and great beaches also hospitable and humble people...

I would really like to go to Mexico, it's nice and hot, there's great beaches in there, and there's some cool cheap hotels. I think it's a beautiful country

I live in Mexico, but beware, you get used to the warm than if anything is lower than 75 degrees you freeze to death - Badgerflame

36 Egypt Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.

Great weather, new democracy, friendly and funny people, thousands of years of history, cheap food, luxurious communities, the best beaches in the world and dune buggies. What else is there to say?

Deserts are hot lovely beaches live near their bet you know we're that is Italy yes Italy

In China you can only have one child if you are found with more they will terminate them! - Jackjack

Pyramids are beautiful and Arabic I am super interested in. Go Egypt.

37 Hong Kong Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia.

Hong Kong is full of tourisms and it varies in food which are from different cultures or country. It is a perfect place for relaxation and shopping.

Hong Kong isn't a country, it's in China. Anyway it's nice.

Hong kong is where my mom and I was born in. If the people trying to blaming our country I will kill You.

Is that in China probably not but is it

38 Bahamas The Bahamas is an archipelago nation in the Caribbean, located south of the United States and north of Cuba.

It is the only country I've been to besides the US, and trust me, it is amazing, I went to the island Eluthra its run down, but everyone is nice and has fun, it's so safe half the people leave all their doors open at night on a nice day, really nice, I recommend going

Yes the Bahamas is awesome. I've never been there though... :(

Amazing this should be number 3 it's so great!

This country really looks cool

39 South Africa South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost sovereign state in Africa. It is bounded on the south by 2,798 kilometers of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, on the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana more.

Great Place, Lovely weather... People are great. There are amazing places to visit. Huge country with brilliant tourist potential. Although the rulers of the country really need to get their act together to step up security and invite tourist back to South Africa.

Crime, corrupt government, lack of integrity, no values and a tribal dictatorship mentality. The only way to salvage what little this country has left is to remove the existing governing body.

I am proudly South African, I love my country, the person that said we are number 1 in crime is wrong, we are actually not even in the top 10, USA is so don't go around acting so arrogant. I will quote George Bush's wise words,"Africa is a troubled country".

By far the best country in the world, the only problem is the fact that people can't get over the past. Awesome nature good infrastructure and great people despite their individuality.

40 Morocco

Best house designs, 5 star houses, mansions best beaches best country to live in

I'm from Morocco it's really good there but it's really hot there in summer

I like Morocco a little bit because the largest mall in Africa is there


41 Indonesia Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia. Ruled by the Dutch for over 300 years and Japan for 3 years and 6 months, the country gained independence in 1945, or exactly in 17th August 1945. Jakarta is the capital city, located in the island of Java. Major languages more.

1. Big country of Moslem in the world,
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7. World's Best Cliffside Hotels : by Luxury Travel Magazine
8. The best 6 of beautiful nature, countries in the world : World Economic Forum (WEF) 2012
9. The 15's best military country in the world ; AS, CIA. Gov, EIA. Gov. Wikipedia, energy. Eu dan,
10. Garuda Indonesia, the World's Best Airlines Rating 8
11. Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world there are approximately 17,504 islands that stretches from Sabang to Merauke. 6000 of them are uninhabited and the unique part of the island has no name yet.
12. Indonesia 4th largest populated country in the world with more than 237 million people currently at a rate of approximately 1.2%. And the first position is still in the ...more

Indonesia is the one of the lost paradise in the world. Nice country!

Indonesia is a hidden paradise

What the hell is whoever said that Rihanna's Indonesian on, she's from Barbados...? I hate her and even I know that. They're totally different places mate

42 Lebanon Lebanon was established in 1920 and gained its independence in 1943. For a couple of years it has lacked a president; yet, on October 31st, 2016, it got president Michel Aoun . It is known as the Phoenix of the world since it has sunken under the ocean and has been destroyed by wars 7 times . In advance, more.

Horrible country: high crime rate, undeveloped, poor and dirty.
Shouldn't be on the list. - Votebotingsucks

Trust me if there were no problems in lebanon it would be the best country to live in

Beautiful in the streets of Lebanon and food and view... AMAZING

Best country ever. Good connection, Awesome views, Delicious food very nice places. Only one problem, little bit of garbage on streets. But Lebanon is also outstanding with it's beaches

"Little bit of garbage"?
It's one of the dirtiest countries in the world, so dangerous because it has so many terrorist attacks, and if you want beaches go to visit France or Malaysia, not this trash can. - Votebotingsucks

43 Estonia

Estonia is a very nice country, It also has beautiful weather and very friendly people, and it has super clean air! I love it!

This is probably the most underestimated country. Estonia should be treated differently as a country. One of the places in Europe.

The longest ice roads in the world connecting the mainland and the islands in the West coast of Estonia.

A lot of untouched nature and the cleanest air in the world.

44 Romania Romania is a sovereign state located in Southeastern Europe It borders the Black Sea, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, and Moldova. It has an area of 238,391 square kilometres and a temperate-continental climate. With over 19 million inhabitants, the country is the seventh-most-populous member state more.

When you travel through Romania, it's like traveling through several countries at once. The landscape can change so fast, that one minute you see a mountain and the next you can see a lake or a plain. Agriculture, especially bio-agriculture, is one of the country's most important income sources.

Tourism is also a great way to discover Romania. Tourists can listen to the call of nature and return to their roots while enjoying their holiday here.

Romanian people are pretty much good at everything, and if they're not, they'll try until they succeed.
Traditions are sacred, especially in historical areas of Maramures and Bucovina.

Of course, Romania is the country of DRACULA, therefore Halloween manages to gather many tourists, especially Americans.

Living here is affordable if you have your own business. Otherwise, you have to work pretty hard to make ends meet and afford other expenses than basic needs. State jobs are poorly paid compared to private sector ...more

Romania has a upper-middle income economy. And is a member of the UE (European Union). Here, tourism focuses on the country's beautiful natural landscapes and its rich history. We also have a very strong military and a very low crime rate compared to the United States and many other European countries..

It is very cheap and beautiful. You can easily live with less than 400 euros a mounth (including rent). You have mountains, beaches, plains, castles, cities with various cultural themes, kind people, best clubs in the world, breathtanking environment,. In one word is awesome!

I Really love Romania Beautiful people, cheep food but its pretty hard to find a well paid job

45 Philippines The Philippines was established in March 16, 1521 and named in honor of a Spanish King whose name is King Philip of Spain II. It is located at Asia, specifically at Southeast Asia. The capital is Manila. 89% of the people there currently are native, while 11% of people there are foreigners.

There's a lot of people to talk with which is really fun! The children are also very friendly! You can easily communicate with them since they speak English very well. People in here are very attractive! And they are very active in activities and celebrations.

I love the people in this country. They are so hospitable, kind and welcoming. The Philippines boasts a lot of pristine beaches and land forms and is definitely a holiday getaway island. I love the mountains, waterfalls, islands, volcanoes, beaches and most importantly the people! I love how Filipinos are so kind to foreigners like me. =) - HAILKINGMICHAELJACKSON

One of the best countries to live in. Nice and lovable people. It is really great to live here. There are lots of beautiful places and beaches to go to. Philippines is one of a kind country that you will really love.

#itsmorefuninthePhilippines, Beaches, Mountains, Forest, Rivers, Shopping, Huge Malls, Stunning skyscrapers, vibrant lifestyle, luxurious Hotel & Boutiques.

46 Liechtenstein

I don't know

The average citizen earns €91,663 per year! (In US dollars that's $98,432) That's only the Purchasing Power Parity! The nominal per capita is much higher!

47 Poland Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north. With a population of approximately more.

Poland is one of the buttcracks of Europe. Some of the most miserable, petty, lame, racist, rude, arrogant people in the world. Should be lower on this list.

After the mass emigration of Poles to America the average IQ of both countries substantially reduced!

Poles are among the most aggressively ignorant, arrogant, complex infested, dishonest, bigoted, people on the planet. Their horrible reputation all of over Europe precedes them, and rightly so.

Pole - a man sunk so low we can hardly hate. We have nothing but disgust, pity, and contempt.

48 Belgium Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg. A small and densely populated country, it covers an area of 30,528 square kilometers (11,787 square miles) and has a population of more than 11 million.

Great country, perfect healthcare, the best food, speak dutch, french and german...

Excelent Food, Historic cities, Fine Culture, smart but modest people + Headquarters of NATO & European Istitutions

In my experience -The best Health Care system in the world and quality of life

The best beer and food of the world. High developed country.

49 Serbia Serbia, officially the Republic of Serbia, is a sovereign state situated at the crossroads between Central and Southeast Europe, covering the southern part of the Pannonian Plain and the central Balkans.

It has it's problems, but if can you look pass that you'll have great time. Great restaurants, cool events and good people. If you, as a foreigner, for example, have a lot of money you can protect your self from the bad, and enjoy the good stuff. I've been living in Belgrade for 3 months and It's super.

Friendly people, cheap if you are lucky enough to have a job, great food, outdoor lifestyle, 4 seasons, ski-ing in the winter and boiling hot summers, great for sports, very little day to day crime

Feel free there. You can do whatever you want. No much prohibition, nothing is banned. People have been through a lot of suffer so they are very wide minded, understandable and very tough.They have good sense of humour. Beautiful country, different then anything you saw. Look different, something between EU and Russia, between east and west. People living they life's 100%. A lot of shops, restaurants, cafe's, fast food's are open 24/00 during the week. People believe that they were born to live, not only to work...

Beautiful, safe country with wonderful friendly people

50 Ecuador Ecuador, officially the Republic of Ecuador, is a representative democratic republic in northwestern South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

Good country for foreigners and cheap

You can live well without so much moeny, everything is cheap (except electronic) but who the hell wants electronics in a paradise PLUS MARIJUANA IS LEGAL ;D

Is a wonderful place is the middleoftheworld, theta are a biodiversity like no other place no the world the people is nice and really cheap for everything


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