Best European Countries to Live In
The Top Ten
Almost free healthcare, almost free education. Amazing landscapes, enough sun for summer, enough snow for winter
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
Feel sorry about the Notre Dame fire. I hope the reconstruction works save the building.
1. United Kingdom
I love Germany, I love German people. I'm American, yes I'm an American saying Germans are awesome! I don't get why people think Americans hate germans so much? I see a lot of the Hitler excuse. %87 of Americans do not hate Germans, I'm telling you that right now.
I spent time in Germany when I was younger and studied German in high school and college. I love how pretty Germany is. I like the people too, they are very hard working and caring. The food is good, there is just so many good things about Germany.
I love cars so I love germany
Germany and Japan is awesome. Live strong. - SuperSaiyen312V 73 Comments
How in the world isn't switzerland number 1 I'm-
Swiss is a bran!
FRANCE IS AWFUL NOW. VOTE Switzerland.
High local purchasing power index, high opportunities, cheap universities, clean nation, great and diverse economy plus it"s among the safest... what would be better than this?V 24 Comments
Now I am living in Italy but I am thinking to move to Sweden because of its education and beauty. Italy is a beautiful country, too but its education isn't as high as that of Sweden. I really don't want to leave Italy but whenever I think about my future, my mind starts to say that I should move to Sweden. the education in Italy is good too but I cannot find a job very easily here and the whole education is in Italian and I am very good in english and I want to learn the things in english. The best reason to move to Sweden is its education and we can find any job easier here. the population isn't high. People speak english and the lifestyle is better here.
I am Swedish and I realize that I'm lucky. Growing up in the 70's we had a socialist democratic government which provided excellent free health care, great school system, T.V. that focused on quality and so on and so forth. After school we went to "leisure clubs" where there was free pony riding, trips to museums and surfing, like ALL FREE! So anyone who hates socialism... Yes Sweden was socialist and it was pretty damned good.
Yeah we yearned for Disney cartoons (they were broadcasted like twice a year), we had wet dreams about hamburgers... If you were really lucky you could get a hold of a pair of REAL Levi's jeans, instead of the corny Swedish brand...
But you know, my childhood was FINE. It was equal. And now that has changed. Ok it's still fairly equal in a global perspective but the gaps between the classes have broadened and that once so fine and stable social security system is falling apart, slowly. Private health insurances, income differences... A ...more
Beautiful country, great standard of living. Worked there for one summer, found the people to be extremely friendly, open minded, and tolerant. The whole country is kept very clean and tidy, you'll hardly ever see graffiti or litter. The Swedes are hard working but have a great balance between work and leisure, with a very sizeable part of the population playing sports on a regular basis, they are generally very health conscious. There is also a lot of space around nine million people in a country nearly three times the size of the UK which has nearly sixty five million tells you all you need to know.
Absolutely amazing country! They have one of the best welfare systems in the world, awesome scenery like their lakes and forests, great at Eurovision, top human rights, kind (also gorgeous) people, low crime rate and an overall very good atmosphere. Sure, it may seem a bit dull because it's so peaceful and the people can be intimidating at first, but it should be in the top 5!V 27 Comments
What the hell is Spain doing down here and England or the Czech Republic up there? The food, the weather, the cost of living, the landscapes and the quality of life in general is way better than most countries in Europe. Spain should definitely be on the top 3.
The best country ever!
Spain should be 1st place on the list
The people, the healthcare, the weather and the food are awesome there. I have no doubt that Spain is the best country of Europe.V 31 Comments
Not the most beautiful country (but most of the cities are really really nice) but it's the best to live, normal weather, life isn't expensive but not cheap, no guns, abortion is legal, gay marriage is legal, nice and warm
People, there's beaches and mountain and forests
Belgium small but amazing! Such a beautiful architecture in Brussels, food, and I love their football team they derserved to win! People are really kind and funny
Best healthcare system in the world.
Most peaceful place according to survey.
One of the best education systems worldwide.
Amazing public transport
Excellent healthcare and education and easy to travel to neighbouring London/Amsterdam/ParisV 10 Comments
This country should be way higher on this list! It has the 5th best quality of life in the world and it is happiest country!
Denmark is famous for having the most contented people and happiest communities in Europe. Why is not higher up the list. Why is France even on the list, is like a third world country to live in.
That's good what you did to Denmark
Denmark has very high life quality. People have high equality, even if they are foreigners. High salary and world best social system.V 10 Comments
I already live in England, but I like being in it because it's really safe, although sometimes it can be very racist and can have a very strict government. But the thing is, I only speak English so this would be the best European country to live in (in my opinion) if you only understand English.
Absolutely dreadful place to live - ridiculously expensive, dirty, poor public services, health cuts, overcrowded, taxation is ludicrous for what we get for it. Absolutely NOT a place I want to live in any more.
England has many bad points (weather). But living in a rural environment, there is nowhere to match it. Pretty safe, great healthcare, education, pubs, restaurants, countryside, fashion,sport and most of all, that great,sarcastic, dry, piss taking sense of humour.
Great. Great history, great public services, the NHS is great. Big up Bo Jo. Big up Brexit. Big up the EDL.V 30 Comments
Here are a lot of hobos from Poland.
The vote here is split between the UK and England. Otherwise, it would be at least second, maybe first, because the UK and England each have 5% on here as of writing. France is first with 10%.
I was born British and hope to die British. It's a pity that I'm now told I'm English when I would rather be British. I love the whole of my country not just England.
I always wanted to visit all over Europe to explore my European Heritage, especially my British History(English, Scottish and Irish to be exact), and I always wanted to see Great Britain up in person. I just hope that they're fine with an American walking on their land.V 22 Comments
I am Norwegian and I have been living in Germany for four years right now and I still think that Norway has a better infrastructure
My preferred climate in the south and great nature. Plus not part of the European Union.
Friendly people, always helpful, felt super safe, how can this be number 20?!V 16 Comments
Iceland should be on the top of this list, I'm not being offensive or racist to Germans but Iceland is the safest country in the world and its even wealthier.
I would like to live in Iceland but I think that Iceland is not on top because of their cold weather every single day!
But Iceland has a low population and it's a quiet place.But in Germany you can't deal with how many people live in there,especially Berlin.
Really how is Iceland not in the top 10 Iceland is a very beautiful and peaceful country very clean very very very low crime rate lots and lots of freedom so Iceland I am awesome place to live one of the best places to live
I am seriously stunned. Please tell me how this is not in the top 10? - Joansb
LazyTown. The best anime (No contest).V 10 Comments
Clean air, clean food, healthy lifestyle and a lot of 'common sense'. Amazing design talent especially in architecture and product design. Finns have a unique sense of humor. I am Finnish but not living in Finland at the moment. I really miss all the four seasons and swimming in clean waters. Only downside I can think of is how racist some people can be, even when I lived there got some racist comments towards myself despite being 100% white Finnish but with a little bit different looks. This I think is down to people still getting used to different lifestyles and nationalities. Would love to move back though..
Saunas. Saunas everywhere.
Finland have the best education in the world and it is clean
Finnish people are so nice and honest. Weather is so coolV 19 Comments
Scotland over England
Scotland is far greater than England and should be placed very high in this list, lets get some facts straight -
Free health care ( including dental and visual for poorer families)
Free Higher education, with grants to poorer students (something England does not offer)
Some of the best Universities on the planet (5 of the top in the world)
The best Economy in all of the UK, low unemployment
The Scottish government has mitigated cuts to public services and welfare, that was imposed by the UK
A Booming renewables industry and we also have a great oil Industry
Fordable housing market and if your renting the government has recently put caps on the private sector.
not to mention breathtaking landscapes, the friendlies people on the planet
! I love my country!
Super friendly and social people and beautiful nature. Great bars, people of all ages go night out. Free universities! I love Scotland!
How is it 20th on this list? It's where I live!V 9 Comments
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.
Poland is the rectum of Europe.
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.
Poland is the Mexico of Europe. But worse.V 47 Comments
1 - A rich history. Portugal has dominated the world in the past. Discovered Brazil, India and Australia
2 - Beautiful natural landscapes and an outstanding climate
3 - Great food
4 - Respectful people
5 - No terrorism
6 - Football European Champions
I spent there 3 month during my erasmus and I loved it! The food is amazing, selection of wines (which is also very cheap in comparison to other countries), people are so welcoming and warm, weather is good nice...
I honesty don't have a one bad word for this country...
Gorgeous country and highly underrated! With it's beautiful beaches, great food, and interesting history I find it a better destination spot than Brazil or other romance language speaking countries!
Beautiful and varied climate, nice people (very respectful and honest with their feelings), great food, peaceful, very little racism, no terrorism, vendors are very honest and don't rip off tourists even when given ample opportunity (I would deliberately try to overpay by pretending not to be familiar with the currency, and they'd always correct me and give me the correct change.), Responsible for Ronaldo, Nani, Nelly Furtado, Jose Mourinho, Tom Hanks, etc... Great wines and very inexpensive. The people are humble - they don't know how great their country is and always down play it. Consequently, most people have no idea what Portugal has contributed to the rest of the world because Portuguese people are not show-offs. Unlike the Italians whom have the habit of taking credit for other cultures' ideas and inventions. Uggghh.V 22 Comments
It is very friendly and lovely place and very good schools and family friendly environment
I was born in the southern a Dublin and I have to say it is so beautiful and free that I think it has to be on first or second
Green, Clean, Hardworking people, and friendly people to. A country that received much abuse and survived. Ireland for the win!
Excellent placeV 30 Comments
It's a safe and pretty country with loads of history. The highest concentration of castles per square km in the world. The salaries are a bit lower compared to other EU countries, but the cost of living is much lower, so you end up on top.
Best country in the world!
More organized than other european country, beautiful history and a nice place in the centre of Europe, easy to travel from it to other european countries near it
It is amazingV 27 Comments
Beautiful rural areas, although in my opinion less developed than England
More Castles than StarBucks
I am från the netherlands but live in sweden right know. The netherlands should really be placed a lot higher than this trough the fact that you feel a lot safer there then in countries like sweden and denmark. The netherlands has a great school and social system. In sweden the social doesn't work neither do the police. Its right know just a waste of tax money.
Why is This not on#1 - Noudritman123
I mean legal weed! Come on! And our social system is one of the best! So is our school system. The people here are world open and very kind
There's not a lot of shooting in netherlands plus its real save and they have a lot of lightV 21 Comments
We have one of the best medical systems
The heart of Europe should be at least top 5. Very clean, friendly people combined with amazing nature that makes you think you are in the garden of Eden.
Clean and beautiful. The only problem is in Vienna people still smoke in cafes. So even though it is an amazing place. The smoking thing would reduce my quality of life so I couldn't live there.
So I don't know if Austria is good to live in so it's in the most cleanest countries in the world right so I am gonna check it outV 16 Comments
I wouldn't mind waking up to sunny weather and pretty landscapes every day rather that the moodiness and rain of my country..
You know, it would be cool to have homes in all sorts of places to refresh your mind. Like going to Greece to escape from hectic NYC.
Greece is a magnificent country. Despite the crisis, greeks know how to have fun. In Greece the sun is always shining. It has beautiful beaches and spectacular landscapes to see. Greece's seas are very safe due to the absence of sharks and other dangerous species. The costs of living in Greece are really down compared with most European countries. I've lived in Greece forever and I wouldn't change her for anything
Really nice weather, excellent quality of food, best beaches, variety of places!V 16 Comments
Smart people, easy language, beautiful country, warm, great healthy foods, great history and the origins of modern European politics, great education, green, Mediterranean beaches, mild climate, situated in the middle of Europe, Africa and Middle East allowing easy access to all major destinations.
If you want to live in a country rich in culture then Italy is hands down the best country. I am surprised it's at number 15. Italian cities are among the most beautiful cities in the world and the people are always friendly. There are tons of activities to do, you can literally go skiing and then go to some of the most gorgeous beaches in the world on the same day. The food and climate is ideal, especially in the south. There are pretty large expat communities in bigger cities.
To be fair, Italy's infrastructure and services are not the best although they are improving. The streets are full of potholes and the outskirts of big cities are generally ugly and badly built. The public transportation systems in big cities are not as good as other EU cities because every time they dig they find ancient Roman and ancient Greek stuff. Add this to the bad local administration. The south, while arguably more beautiful, is much poorer than the north, mainly due to the state government's ...more
How is Italy not in the top 5? Lots of history, culture, and has one of the most beautiful areas in the world!
No country is perfect, but Italy has a great deal to offer. From amazing friendly people, deep history and lovely architecture, to varied climates and splendid scenery, and yes delicious food aplenty, Italy is hard to beat. It's also one of the most scooter/motorcycle friendly places in Europe. The language isn't terribly complicated to learn either. Come to Italy, you will not regret it!V 32 Comments
Romania is still a socialist country. We claim we are democratic country but things are not like that. We could be way better than any European country but because of a group of politicians (and people which vote them, which are very poor) the country can not advance. We do not have a single street without any potholes. The country is a mess especially in Bucharest where you have to say in traffic for 2 hours for 5 km. Mud on the streets from all the "work in progress" stuff which they never end. A very loaded school system. Free but bad health care. We have some nice places you can visit but that's about it. These politicians want to sell our country. They are working with the russians to take us under, I am sure of that. They released some law to help themselves not go to prison, thus releasing many dangerous inmates in the process. They DO NOT CARE about their own people!
It is an amazing country. One of the most peaceful and enjoyable places in Europe. The people are very welcoming and in adition to this, you can live a life with all of the luxuries you can get anywhere else in the world!
A country blessed with gorgeous nature and landscapes, from beaches with cool summer vibes to mountain peaks and great ski resorts. People are friendly and welcoming, always willing to help. Very vibrant big cities with bustling night life, lots of things to do, lots of big multinationals have put their base here. One of the best internet connections worldwide. Low rentals and low cost of living.V 24 Comments
It is amazing! I just moved here from France and it is perfect! Great education for kids and very nice people. It is small, but amazingly beautiful country.
Former communist country with average level of life higher than Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece. Beautiful landscapes, excellent cuisine and friendly, well educated, hardworking people.
One of the most beautiful countries in the world, beautiful people. Slovenia really offers you lots of love.
Very peaceful, and very beautiful nature to live in and very clean country (you will not see garbage by the street)V 6 Comments
It is an amazing country and I love. There is great food, weather and the community is great
It's a beautiful place with friendly people just love it
Honestly beautiful, with amazing people and the best food
Multi lingual great weather and great food!
No it's worse than other countries.
It's not even european lol
Endless nature combined with people who are not pretentious but mean everything from the heart.
Russia is an oncoming economic superpower so I can safely put my bets here. Russia will outdo the entirety of the EU in time.V 4 Comments
There are many good and nice people living in this country, but also some powerful people who are dragging the land. But as a tourist I like to go there, they have a beautiful sea and a coastline.
Roman, Venetian and Habsburg heritage, UNESCO places, 8 national parks, beautiful coast, not so expensive life...
Everyone is moving away from Croatia I don't see why would people move it
Amazing country, friendly people, great food and perfect weather... Clean sea one of the best tourist country in the world. Simply love CroatiaV 6 Comments
Beautiful country, good food. Relaxed lifestyle. All that you can have when on holiday, though more difficult to reach when you live there, as salaries are low.
People are sucks, they hate each other not to talk of foreign. Please don't come here. They are far behind.
Beautiful country: amazing neo-gothic and baroque architecture, amazing nature with fields, lakes, forests and seaside. Small population makes it incredibly peaceful and clean. A lot of history to observe and to learn.
One of the highest education levels amongst Europeans. The new generation speaks 3 languages, Lithuanian, English and Russian, fluently, at least in the capital Vilnius.
Living standards are not great, wages are amongst lowest in the EU, making it difficult to live in Lithuania permanently. But fairly cheap for a holiday.
A lot to be achieved for further integration, such as dual nationality and LGBT rights. Also, very few foreigners to be seen, but you can tell them apart if they are smiling.
Overall, a beautiful country that deserves a bit more recognition.
This is a really good country should be at least at the 20s positionV 1 Comment
The small villages are like a beautiful house paradise of course this must be valued as average country to live in my opinion since they are still rebuilding from the yugoslavia war.
Beautiful friendly people, amazing food, cheap cigarettes, amazing food... I know I said twice but is because is so yummy and cheap... Greats landscapes and delicious fruits and vegetables...
Serbia is great. If you think of taking a trip somewhere, go to Serbia
Remove kebabV 3 Comments
Andorra is absolutely beautiful!
It is Butifulll
I hope it's ok, I'm moving there next month
I like the people...
Very safe, easy and small to move around and really good to raise your children in. Also, it has great weather.
It has amazing cuisine, and beautiful beaches
By the way, part of Turkey (the part where Istanbul is) is in Europe. The rest is in Asia.
Wonderful weather, warm people, very good nature, Amazingly various food culture and its not expensive. Very nice. I love it
Turkey isn't even European. There is a reason Turks aren't considered European. Only a small part of Turkey is in Europe. So technically this shouldn't be in the list - SirSkeletorThe3rd
I live for 7months in Turkey and I like the placeV 6 Comments
A great and underrated country; should be higher in this list, for sure. Perhaps is best not to give too much attention to keep it a well preserved secret. Not the most developed country in Europe, but improving.
Attractive blend of nature and untouched forests with pearls of urbanism, like Riga, with its Jugendtstil, its Contest-winning Library, its medieval Downtown. There's a lot of museums, from Occupation to Navigation.
Also an interesting blend of cultures.
A lot of music and preservation of milenary traditions.
Educated people, although quite reserved. Just respect their personal space.
Beautiful and preserved nature; weather not so severe although the country is in a quite northern latitude.
I think it should be up at 5 or ten
I dunno about Latvia. Most of the people are depressedV 4 Comments
Estonia is awful country to live in for longer periods if you are a struggling family/person or if you want to start some business. The taxes and prices are becoming more overwhelming year by year, the 2019 will be the worst of them all. The government doesn't care about their youth or elderly and there is a big reason why most young people do not work in Estonia but prefer to leave the country after finishing their studies. It is nearly impossible to find a good living place especially in cities when living alone and the prices for real estate go higher and higher.
When it comes to Nature, for a eastern-northern country Estonia has its beauties and places to visit but the landscape is rather flat and boring if you look for something big, special or extreme. If you do love peaceful and quiet nature in general, you will be pleased. If you come from south you will not like Estonian climate, summers can be too hot with nothing to breathe and through later months its very cold and ...more
Wonderful people! Felt safe as a woman by myself being here.
I agree, I feel safe here.
Good countryV 4 Comments
The weather is great, people are friendly and generous, beaches are beautiful. It’s a great place to live where you can simply find everything.
Better than most countries
Best in europe
Amazing the beach is perfectionV 7 Comments
If you work in Luxembourg you get a lot of money!
It is peaceful,clean and less populated. Also it has negligible crime rates, poverty and industries.
Are you having a laugh?
Are you bad at georgaphy?
Are you American?
GEORGIA IS NOT IN EUROPE!
Georgia is fast Growing country, It has one of the easiest systems in the world (you can set up a company in 5 minutes, take any kind of document in 10-15 mins). One of the beautiful country! It has Black Sea, Mountains, one of the best Ski resorts, fantastic food and WINE! People are very hospitality Bassiani by telgraph is worlds best Night club and... many fabulous things!
I have a friend named Georgia, she a meme but she cool
Beatifull cities. Awesome people. Delicous food.
My girlfirend lives there
My grandma lives there
At least it's beautiful 😉V 1 Comment
One of the countries you thought must be sleepy hole but actually clean modern and sequre.
Most open-minded people amoung slavic. Totally different from russian.
Municipality of Ilinden has most developed industrial zone in Europe
Ohrid Lake is the oldest lake in Europe
Best of the best
Come and see why
Well my fellows, most peacefullV 2 Comments
This place has many beautiful areas
Its beautiful and amazing.
True that its not in the European Union, but it is located in the European Land mass
It's not even in europe ugh😒😒
Underrated city because it is- oh god I said "city". I must be Nick Crompton. - TeamRocket747
Lots of museams
No way the Vatican City got in top of us, this place is the one of the best countries I have been to, and I am pretty sure the living standards would be epic! Sorry for no info haven't lived there, so this is not too accurate. - LavenderSheep
Best country in the world! Parts of it belongs to Europe in the west side of Ural River and lots of European Russians living there. - Shadowpaev
Beautiful country with a rough history dealing with turkish rule and then communism; good mix of cute small towns and well developed modern architecture in big cities. Very cheap to spend time here on vacation, or buy property!
Absolutely beautiful place. Lovely people..wish I could live there
Pretty shallow and honestly creepy country
The best combination of beatiful nature, good food and cheep life.
Slovakian and proud!
One of the best country for living in Europe. Cheap prices for food, accommodation. Cities are clean and nature is beautiful. I am always happy when I can come back.
Really nice nature and friendly, clean country in middle of Europe
High mountains are really beautiful and also small villages with friendly people in all of this peace country.V 8 Comments
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