Best European Countries to Live In
The Top Ten
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
We are now living in South-West part of France, it's just wonderful, everything here is art, and the life style is so cool. Food is extraordinary, excellent, many splendid villages, castles. Atlantic coast, landscape and people are on top. Healthcare is one of the best, you call the doctor which come home soon after and paying such a small fee, amazing country. Vive la France!
I only visited France twice but I really want to move from usa to France. I loved Avignon area.
I'm french and I'm proud!V 28 Comments
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.
Germany and Japan is awesome. Live strong. - SuperSaiyen312
I live here since the 00's and it is clean, well-managed and friendly (outside of those crazy parts in the East). The food is great, the public transport, healthcare and education system is great, it's centrally located, so you can visit all of Europe from here, and the weather is lovely and mild. Germany has everything from beaches to mountains. Just make sure you learn the language! Otherwise you will have a hard time getting a good job!
I can't say more than it's absolutly a great country if it is not the greatestV 72 Comments
Most peaceful, beautiful, and homely country on the face of the earth. Great people, great views, and great chocolate.
I live in Switzerland and it's actually the best country to live in!
I lived in Lugano, Switzerland for a while. Very expensive but beautiful. I want to go back.
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 19 Comments
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!
its freeV 26 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.
Spain is sucks, there are too many comunists for Spain to be in fourteenth place for the best country, I think spain should be in the top three for the worst country, you also need to go to the hospital for more than a week, spain is hell for everything, you don't even get enough money for traveling, and why do the people that work the best get the least amount of money, seriously, and why do the people that work the most amount of money, and why does a policeman get more money than a doctor, that does not even happen in china, the king of comunists, I think spain should be in the top three for the worst countries to live in, and number one spot for the king of communists
Canary Islands have a near perfect climate and the cost of living is cheap.
In my opinion, Spain is the best country to live in Europe, people is kind and funny but not as much as Italian people, who doesn't respect your own space. Also the weather is fine, you are able to find hot and dry weather in the south of Spain, in cities like Seville or Murcia or cold and raining weather like Bilbao or La Coruña, beautiful beach cities like Valencia, Alicante or Barcelona, little but beautiful cities like Toledo or Segovia and also you have the huge city of Madrid. The food is the best one in Europe and there is a lot of culture, so you will never get bored. Hospitals and schools are fine in spite of the crisis and is a really open mind country, the majory part of Spanish people respect LGTB people and people from other cultures or skin color.V 26 Comments
Excellent healthcare and education and easy to travel to neighbouring London/Amsterdam/Paris
Best healthcare system in the world.
Most peaceful place according to survey.
One of the best education systems worldwide.
Amazing public transport
The best chocolate and health care in the world.
I come from Belgium but I've lived in other countries and honestly I will forever love it hereV 8 Comments
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.
Should be higher!V 9 Comments
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.
Quite a tidy country, moderate weather, beautiful countryside, strong economy and strong military.
Also in England you are entitled to free medical care (including free GP visits) and also schooling for up to 18s is completely free. England has Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College and UCL which are world renowned universities.
London is a city of opportunities, with paths for almost any career. London is filled with rich history and beautiful monuments. London is a massive city, but travel is efficient and very cheap thanks to the London Underground.
We have a low crime rate too.
I feel that England is a country where it is truly comfortable to live. England is tidy and well maintained, but above all, a country with a future.
I've lived in the UK my whole adult life and it doesn't deserve to be at the top of the list. My partner is British and I love him dearly, but I do not recommend anyone to live here and he agrees.
The UK is only G7 country with continuously increasing levels of inequality since the beginning of the century. It definitely shows in all of the rural areas with poor level of education and development. Taxation is insane, the less you earn the more you pay. Tax haven of the world for corporations though.
Environment is nothing to be excited about either, despite of being one of the earliest member of the EU, they are still just learning the basics of recycling, leaving majority of the streets incredibly dirty, especially in the cities.
University education is something to be excited about, but is ridiculously expensive. Benefits have been stopped behind the closed door too, making it impossible for poorest students to attend. Nothing to rave about, since you can get it ...more
It is the right position for this countryV 25 Comments
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.
UK AND England / Wales etc in the same list? Don't confuse the poor Americans...
I'm Canadian and every time I go to this beautiful country I am so impressed at the history and beauty of all sorts of cities from London to Liverpool, Cardiff to Caerphilly.
Used to be a great place to live but now their government became really dumb and now their government doesn't even allow police to chase criminals and allowed crime to explode this year.-DarkBoi-XV 20 Comments
Friendly people, always helpful, felt super safe, how can this be number 20?!
Beautiful country, nice people. That makes a combination for a number one country. How is the 23? It deserves to be at least in the top ten.
It is super safe, super nice climate, and super nice nature. The people are nice, and the food is just awesome.
Worlds most happy, safe and best poverty rate. This is the nr1V 13 Comments
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
Amazing country and people in every way. It would be a dream to live there. The climate is perfect and those icelandic horses are like an image from a fairy tale.
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.
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..
Finland have the best education in the world and it is clean
Finnish people are so nice and honest. Weather is so cool
Clean clothes clean homeV 18 Comments
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!
Scotland over EnglandV 9 Comments
The only safe place in Europe nowadays, just because of this racism and intolerance, which you criticise. There is no terrorism in Poland, there are almost no LGBT and animal-rapers parades eighter. This is just fine for me, and if I only could I would move there, to Poland. I'm done of all those shootings, acts of terrorism and deviations happening in western Europe ( I'm actually living in Italy, and believe me, I know what I'm saying). When I first visited Poland I was suprised, that it looks really fine, even better than in Italy, everything is clean and safe, buildings and streets looks nice, there are many trees and parks everywhere, prices are really low compared to those italian, unemployment rate is relatively lower and salaries are even comparable. I'm voting for it.
Beautiful place, great people, low cost of living, very nice overall.
Poland is a great place, people are warm and welcoming, low cost of living and great landscapes to enjoy, it's a hidden gem!
Simply the best country full stopV 32 Comments
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.
I think Portugal is a beautiful place to live. I've been there before and thinks it's very calm and peaceful.
Amazing food, amazing culture, amazing scenery, AMAZING PORTUGAL! Language can be difficult to understand in the beginning but you'll pick it up. Cost of living is cheap but on the downside, the wages are lousy.
The best country in the World caralhoV 19 Comments
Green, Clean, Hardworking people, and friendly people to. A country that received much abuse and survived. Ireland for the win!
Nice people, green, and a country that survived many years of abuse. Irish people are very hard workers. Ireland for the win!
Ireland has everything, its developed as a first world country yet isn't over crowded and dirty like england is becoming. Lots of green, lovely people, life revolves around music and booze, what could be a better place!?
Excellent placeV 27 Comments
Enjoyable, plenty of history and it becomes more modern every day
Come on it's a nice country beautiful rivers and lots of places to visit its awesome
Why Czech Republic is in the 34th spot here? You should discover more off this promise its like as beautiful like its neighboring country Germany.
It is amazingV 25 Comments
Beautiful rural areas, although in my opinion less developed than England
More Castles than StarBucks
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
Netherlands is the best place to live in Europe if you are non European because Dutch people are the least racist and most fair in comparison to other nations in Europe.
But in general I think Germany is the best country in Europe if you are German.
This should 100% be above the UK, France, Poland, Spain, Czech Republic and Germany. Research also proved that The Netherlands is ONE OF THE BEST countries in the ENTIRE world to live in. It is extremely safe and peaceful here.
Most liberal country in Europe in my humble opinion. Coming from another country, I did not feel like a foreigner here. Almost everyone speaks english. Can't say the same for Germany or France.V 16 Comments
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 out
It seems a nice place to live according to lots of other websites
I wouldn't mind waking up to sunny weather and pretty landscapes every day rather that the moodiness and rain of my country..
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!
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.V 15 Comments
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
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!
Without doubt the best place to live in world. Italy has everything, culture, architecture, food, fashion, art and the most beautiful people in the world. The complete opposite of the United Kingdom
I live here. I love it, it's great. - Untildawn8V 30 Comments
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.
Romania is very nice country especially the people, very religious. Pray is their conversation to God. They always go to church everyday and praise God. I have a boyfriend there, I'm too excited to marry him.
Amazing Country! Super friendly people, gorgeous nature. The idilic country life, real organic food, earth that has never seen pesticides, simplicity and slow pace of life, one feels close to god in a peaceful land like this. This country it's poetic.
Absolutely amaizing country lovely views, friendly people.V 22 Comments
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)
the bestV 5 Comments
Honestly beautiful, with amazing people and the best food
Multi lingual great weather and great food!
It's a beautiful place with friendly people just love it
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.
It's better than china!
its coolV 2 Comments
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 Croatia
Sea is one of the purest you can experience, even in bay towns.
Roman, Venetian and Habsburg heritage, UNESCO places, 8 national parks, beautiful coast, not so expensive life...V 5 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.
I live here. Some people are very nice, and some...well...pretty aggresive. But its culture, etnographic regions, its food, its history is just amazing( unlike USA's *nerd laugh* ). A lot of people are poor. They even go to Poland to shop for cheaper. Weather is like in GB, but in Lithuania's summer it rains less and is more sunny than GB's. Overall it's a great country with minuses and pluses.V 1 Comment
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
GoodV 2 Comments
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
Worst country to live.V 6 Comments
Andorra is absolutely beautiful!
It is Butifulll
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
I like the people...
I hope it's ok, I'm moving there next month
Wonderful people! Felt safe as a woman by myself being here.
I agree, I feel safe here.
Estonia's great, good food, and the corunupuffus (local cultural food) are amazingV 3 Comments
Amazing the beach is perfection
Better than most countries
Best in europe
Should be Higher.
Search Up Lukova
Then Beaches in Durres
Then Malls in Tirana
They have Greek, Italian and Albanian Cusine
I think it should be up at 5 or ten
I like this country
I dunno about Latvia. Most of the people are depressed
great!V 2 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.
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.
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
This place has many beautiful areas
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
My grandma lives there
At least it's beautiful 😉
BEST COUNTRIE IS BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
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.
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.
High mountains are really beautiful and also small villages with friendly people in all of this peace country.
Really nice nature and friendly, clean country in middle of Europe
Wear adidas be slav allright don't worryV 7 Comments
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