Best European Countries to Live In
The Top Ten
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!
Germany deserves this. I'm from America and have never been out of America, however I know for a fact that Germany is a beautiful place with great people. All the Christmas lights and October events are lovely. Another reason I want to visit is because I'm German.V 62 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.
I went to Swizerland as a tourist in 2004 and loved it so much, still remeber this beautiful and peaceful country, I wish I was born there...V 16 Comments
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.
+ Diploma in French is the most valuable diploma in the world like English.
+ French is the Romance languages-the most romantic language group in the world.
+ France is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the world.
+ France is the country possesses many luxury fashion brands in the world. (Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Hermes, Yves Saint Laurent,...)
+French cuisine is always highly appreciated in the world.
+ It is the largest country in Western Europe and the third largest in Europe. Because of this special shape, France borders France, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra and Spain. Therefore, France has a favorable geographic position in terms of economy, transportation,...
+ French and British overseas territories spread throughout the world. Thus, France is one of the two countries with the most favorable geographic location.
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'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.
UK AND England / Wales etc in the same list? Don't confuse the poor Americans...
Best in Europe!V 17 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!
Cheap, safe and with great natureV 29 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.
They've made Kingdom Come: Deliverance. That's all you need to know.V 22 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
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
Is a beautiful, clean, safe country, with amazing landscapes and with clean air!V 14 Comments
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
Pizza and Pasta
Part of Italy is falling apart
:( - MassiveYumYum
I live here. I love it, it's great. - Untildawn8V 30 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
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
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.
Friendly, peacefull, racism doesn't exist here, safe to walk through everystreet at night, barely any homeless, best education in the world, best healthcare in the world, happiest children in the entire world, beautifull cities that are afordable (if you skip Amsterdam). should be top 5 at leastV 15 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
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.
I've lived in Sevilla Spain, and worked in Asturias. Spain is the Best, the people, the many cultures, food, wine and weather make for a remarkable wonderful place to live and visit. Very surprised rated so low.V 25 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
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.
LazyTown. The best anime (No contest).V 9 Comments
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!
Beautiful Greece...V 14 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
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 21st? How is that possible? It's one of the most beautiful countries I've ever been to. Also the home of golf, and whiskey!
Not a country yetV 8 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!?
Nice green area with a great cultureV 26 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
Beautiful rural areas, although in my opinion less developed than England
More Castles than StarBucks
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.
Really? I've been to Romania, and I must say that I found a lot of racism, poverty, and corruption. Lots of beggars, people trying to rob you or pick your pockets. Went to a supermarket, and the produce was all either old or half rotten. Education is terrible. I felt most comfortable with the Hungarians that were in the country. I must say, I went to Hungary afterwards, and it was honestly a breath of fresh air. However, I will give Romania credit for having beautiful nature.
best girlsV 19 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
Amazing country, friendly people, great food and perfect weather... Clean sea one of the best tourist country in the world. Simply love Croatia
Everyone is moving away from Croatia I don't see why would people move it
Sea is one of the purest you can experience, even in bay towns.
Amazing country, should be number 1 on the list.V 4 Comments
Honestly beautiful, with amazing people and the best food
Multi lingual great weather and great food!
Amazing people, beautiful landscape and perfect for young adults who like night life and festivals!
Beautiful country, good weather, low living cost compare to other European countries.
Beautiful girls, good food, great wine, AWESOME music, and friendly people. No wonder why famous singers (Rihanna, Madonna, Anatachia) visit Hungary!
We've been to 10 European countries and Hungary tops them all. Beautiful landscapes just as in the fairy tales. Clean air, organised environment, historical buildings and sites are kept well. Low cost but quality living. Nice and friendly people.V 5 Comments
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.
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.
This is a really good country should be at least at the 20s position
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
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
Modern proeuropean country with beautiful nature, also high developed and adequate salary.V 6 Comments
By the way, part of Turkey (the part where Istanbul is) is in Europe. The rest is in Asia. - drdevil
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
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...
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
I agree, I feel safe here.
Estonia's great, good food, and the corunupuffus (local cultural food) are amazing
Lovley islands and good pricesV 2 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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
It's not even in europe ugh😒😒
Andorra is absolutely beautiful!
It is Butifulll
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