Top 10 Best Countries to Live In

The Top Ten
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, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. Its 3 territories are: Yukon, Northwest territories, and Nunavut. Toronto, Quebec City, Montreal, Vancouver, Winnipeg, St. John's, and Fredericton are major cities in the country. Canada's capital city, Ottawa, is in the southeastern province of Ontario, near the city of Montreal more.

Canada is good because its economy is largely unrelated to war, which keeps taxes low. In Alberta, there's no need to pay PST. You can move freely without requiring government permission, and currently, Canada's economy is the most stable. In my opinion, Canada is the land of the free. There's little worry about terrorism, such as planes being blown up. Canada doesn't possess any nuclear weapons, so people don't view us as a threat. It's one of the most peaceful places on Earth.

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

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

The cities are clean and organized, and the services work well. It's really safe. You don't see beggars in the streets or even shantytowns. I am used to this because I live in Brazil, but in Canada, even big cities such as Vancouver have none of that.

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

I love this imaginary country. It has to be the best of the best. Anyone who says the USA is the best is lying, with all due respect to the USA. Canada is the best, trust me. Schools and medical treatment are free. Besides that, Canada is free of rats and snakes. Moreover, there's less honking on the roads, even with lots of traffic. In addition, it has some of the best schools and universities in the world, like the University of Toronto. We also have high wages, which could reach $160/hour. It's one of the most green and clean countries in the world, featuring fun places like Canada's Wonderland and West Edmonton Mall. Finally, it's peaceful and doesn't have any kind of wars, and the people are friendly too.

It's definitely the best country to live in. Everything that is good about the USA, we have here in Canada. The infrastructure is the same - nice road system, diversity of products, high-quality goods, food, economy. So we beat the US by having a free health system, nicer people, more beautiful women, less violence, and more respect. There's absolutely nothing to complain about Canada. The taxes are a little higher than in the US, but it's worth it because of the free healthcare. In the US, you can easily become homeless if you get sick and need medical assistance. The US has a nice economy and infrastructure, as mentioned, but lacks nicer people, a free health system, safety, and respect. After Canada, I would say the US takes second place.

2 Australia Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. With an area of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi), Australia is the largest country by area in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country. Australia is the oldest, flattest, and driest inhabited continent, with the least fertile soils. It is a megadiverse country, and its size gives it a wide variety of landscapes and climates, with deserts in the centre, tropical rainforests in the north-east, and mountain ranges in the south-east.

Australia is a wonderful country, highly developed and characterized by a strong Human Development Index. The nation excels financially and is incredibly multicultural, allowing you to meet people from around the world. Citizens are friendly, and freedom is abundant. Melbourne, Australia's best city, has been ranked as the most liveable city in the world. The diverse climate further enhances Australia's uniqueness. You can enjoy a tropical climate in the north, a desert climate in the west, and a subtropical climate in the southeast.

If I were a poor man, Australia would be the best place to be. The country offers a robust safety net, mild weather, and ample opportunities for improvement. If I were wealthy, Australia would still be a great place to live, with good security, weather, beaches, food, and business opportunities. In comparison, Canada has poor weather, the U.S. lacks a safety net, and Europe has too much government interference and poor weather as well. New Zealand is similar to Australia, but with a high population of New Zealanders. Thailand is another good place to live if you have some money. Ultimately, it's about what you want. For me, it's good air, food, water, weather, scenery, and the economic freedom and health to enjoy them.

Australia is a great country with nice people. However, the socialist Labor/Green Government is quickly pushing the country towards communism. The country is being overrun by Islamic illegal aliens who refuse to assimilate. With open borders, there's no protection for this beautiful land. Unless the government changes from the Labor communists back to how it was when the conservatives were in power - when there was a twenty-two billion dollar surplus and we weren't paying two million dollars a day in interest payments to China to pay off a one hundred seventy-eight billion dollar deficit - don't expect a high score in the future.

Two important points distinguish Australia from Northern European and North American countries:

1. Australia has excellent social policies, including a generous healthcare and welfare system. These policies also extend to gun laws that have not infringed upon our rights, but rather have created an environment where people can live almost without fear of being shot.

2. The weather in Australia is beautiful, helping to place most, if not all, of our major cities in the 'top 20 most liveable cities' in the world. Melbourne consistently ranks number one. This stands in contrast to the bitter cold and snowstorms experienced in Northern European countries and Canada.

3 United States 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 British Empire in 1776 with the Declaration of Independence. They won their independence in 1783 with the Treaty of Paris. Its capital, Washington D.C. (District of Columbia) is defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings including the iconic ones that house the federal government's 3 branches: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court. Though it has no official language, English and 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.

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.

To everyone who says the USA is a dump and a horrible place to live in, you are wrong! The USA is one of the best countries in the world, and anyone would be very lucky to live there! Just compare it to a bunch of other countries such as China or Afghanistan! Those are much worse countries to live in!

The USA has clean water, a proper education system, and a functional government, which countries such as Afghanistan or Pakistan don't have! Yes, I know what you guys are going to say: But the USA had Donald Trump! Well, that was just one president, and places such as Russia have a dictatorship! So everyone, just stop hating on the USA! This is just my opinion, so don't bully me!

The United States of America is a spectacular country, featuring stunning architecture, marvelous food, and caring people. It has a structured government and established rules, making it a very organized country. The only problem is that the crime rate can deter people from living here. However, most counties, cities, and neighborhoods are safe, with police patrolling 24/7.

This is also the place where dreams come true. Although many people are unemployed and those who are employed earn little money, most celebrities started their careers in the U.S.A. The people here are really caring and helpful. If you're locked out of your house, you can call 911, and they will gladly help you open it. Additionally, if you're walking down the road, people will say "Hi!" to you out of respect. That is true kindness.

This is the place where you can experience various musical performances, millions of game shows, and see celebrities on tours in real life. The U.S. is also the center of ...more

What I've observed is that the people who say all the spiteful things in the comments either live in one of the crap states or have never even been there. To a normal person living in an average city, crime is not a threat, and you'd feel fine walking around. Even though it is unfortunately higher than in other developed nations, it doesn't compare with some of the Latin American, African, or South Asian countries.

People say that everyone is a gun-toting, obese, brainwashed idiot. First, most households that do own a gun keep it locked away for emergencies only. The US has a high obesity rate, but it's not everybody. The news criticizes the government all the time. It's basically a national sport.

Yes, the US does have a lot of problems, but so does every country, including my home nation. Picking only the bad things about a nation and intentionally excluding all the good things is horribly detrimental to understanding the whole picture.

4 Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund. At 450,295 square kilometers (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the third-largest country in the European Union by area, with a total population of 10 million.

Sweden is the best country to live in. Canada is the worst. Criminals from all over the world live here and prey on Canada. Canada has lax immigration rules and admits all sorts of drug users and criminals, granting them permission to live here. It is a third-class country. There is no place like Europe. Every country in Europe has class. It's clean. If anyone has a chance to live in Sweden, go for it. You will never regret it. It's a beautiful, cultural country, as are all Scandinavian countries. Wow for this beautiful country.

It's the best country I have lived in. I've lived in the USA, which was not great, and I've been in Japan, which was better than the USA. I've also been in England, which was better than the USA. The Swedes are very nice and helpful people. Everything is so wonderful there. There are no problems. It's like you're in heaven. They take great care of children. The food is incredibly healthy. Nothing is bad. For me, as someone who is half American and half British, it is the best country in the world.

Sweden is an easy country where nothing is complicated, and it has the friendliest people in Europe. Also, Sweden is the country of quality, from their roads to their machines (Volvo, Husqvarna, Ericsson) to their meat (some of the best and most organic meat in the world).

The restaurants are of very high quality. You will most likely get better tapas in Stockholm than in Malaga, better pizza than in Milan, and surely better service than anywhere else.

I see a lot of Swedes achieve great success in their business, A LOT OF THEM...and they achieve GREAT GREAT success. The country is strong, protected, happy, beautiful, and I think you'll feel pretty safe in Sweden. Not only is the country awesome, but the people are too. The people are kind, sweet, good at heart, and really fun to go out with. They have such a great personality.

I'm not a Swede, but boy! I really wish I was. If you're a Swede and you hate your home country, DON'T. Swedes are VERY lucky. Seriously.

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

England can trace its history as far back as the 10th century, but modern England didn't start till the Norman Invasion of 1066. In 1535, England annexed Wales and in 1603 shared a Monarch with Scotland, which eventually led to the Unification of the two into 'Great Britain', in 1801 Ireland was incorporated forming the 'United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland', in 1922, 6 counties stayed in the UK while the rest of Ireland declared Independence. more.

England is the best country in the world. I've been to all of them, and in order of excellence, they are: England, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Australia.

England, and especially London, is unbelievable in comparison. It has the best mix of famous people, rich people, millionaires, billionaires, small businesses, large businesses, and multinational companies. The variety extends to cars, sports cars, art, history, culture, architecture, technology, people, and industry. Even the beaches and countryside are amazing - arguably the most beautiful countryside in the world. The political scene is dynamic, and British journalism is unmatched, with papers like The Spectator setting the standard. Sports like cricket and football are vibrant here, and the proximity to interesting places in Europe is an added bonus. Plus, England has a monarch! It's a bloody brilliant combo!

I am so proud to be a British citizen. England is an amazing country with incredible views, natural landmarks, and natural beauty - way better than the US. Houses and cars are cheaper, among other things. It's annoying when people say the US is better just because it has bigger houses. I mean, that just makes housekeeping so much harder. The schooling here is far superior to that in the US, and our football teams and clubs are excellent. England is centrally located on Earth, so traveling is not that difficult. At the end of the day, England is an amazing country and an incredible place to live.

England is the best country ever! I love it here. The air is really clean, and there is no pollution. You might think London has hardly any trees, but Hyde Park has thousands! The education system is absolutely amazing. People receive excellent educations, which really sets England apart from other countries. There is democracy, so people can vote, and everyone is equal. The country has amazing places with beautiful views like the White Cliffs of Dover and much more. If England were a hotel, I would rate it 12 out of 5 stars!

I moved to the UK from the US and cannot believe how fortunate I am. We have a compassionate view of life and basic respect for fair play in our approach to life. The democratic approach here far surpasses that of America, and we are willing to truly debate issues. We are aware of issues around the world and try to be responsible in our approach to progressive ideas. This doesn't even account for the exquisite landscape and diversity of landscapes and wildlife. The architecture is amazing, and we protect our cultural past. I am extremely proud to be a British citizen and would never live anywhere else.

6 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 the Atlantic Ocean. France spans 675,000 km2 (251,000 mi2) and has a total population of 67 million (data from 2017). more.

Wonderful country, peaceful, kind people, famous food, healthcare...

The landscapes are diverse. There are some villages that look like they're straight out of medieval tales.

France is like a dream. We had the chance to go to Tahiti, Moorea, Bora-Bora, and the Marquesas Islands. Besides the fact that these places are simply marvelous and splendid, it's amazing to know that they are part of France.

Here you'll find some of the most beautiful coral reefs (UNESCO-listed) and gorgeous beaches in the world.

France is so diverse, has such a rich culture and history, and offers so many peaceful areas to live in. It truly is a bucolic country.

If you need your BBQ fix, no problem. Here you can eat anything you want because you'll also find cuisine from lots of other countries.

France is second only to the USA in McDonald's locations.

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I love France. It's one of the world's most visited countries, ranks high on healthcare, and it's not too difficult to do business there. I love Paris. France is the best country all around the world. However, the problem is its economic structure, which is not so good these days. Even though it's a strong democracy, maybe too many allocations are given for kids, housing, unemployment, etc. Let's see what the next elections bring. I hope Le Pen will not be elected. Otherwise, I might be obliged to leave, which I don't want at all. I like everything here, and I want my family to grow up here.

Amazing country, simply beautiful, very open-minded.

Don't listen to the stereotypes. All my encounters with French people were always really pleasant. I mean, you'll find rednecks everywhere, even in France, but I've never met any.

Just go there, take a breath, and relax. France is a cool country that has to be visited, but not only for Paris. Even the French think that Parisians are a bit crazy.

Try Brittany, the Atlantic coast, Provence, Jura, Alsace, and so many other fantastic regions.

Yes, you are correct. France is a bit expensive. However, French people are not so highly paid compared with other European countries, and they still manage to live there adequately. Paris and the French Riviera are the most expensive areas, much like any capital city. We have a flat in the South-West that is so nice and less expensive. A house there costs 10 times less than in Paris, for instance.

7 Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard. Oslo is the capital of Norway. Norwegian is the official language of Norway.

Norway consistently ranks in the top ten best nations to live in, and it's easy to see why. It has some of the highest incomes, low crime rates, an excellent healthcare system, a well-educated population, and a humane prison system that successfully rehabilitates offenders. It also has one of the lowest rates of income inequality imaginable. The only thing it lacks is an efficient intercity rail system, but the Norwegian government is working on that. All of these reasons make Norway one of the best nations to live in on the planet.

Norway is one of the best countries to live in. It's one of the wealthiest, safest, and cleanest countries in the world. It's very safe as well. The crime rate is very low. Its prisons don't even look like prisons. They actually look like hotels, which shows that the country truly cares for its citizens. The citizens are also really kind and willing to help others. Overall, Norway is an amazing country to live in.

Norway has one of the highest life satisfaction ratings, meaning the people in Norway are living in one of the happiest countries on Earth. The crime rate is moderately low, and the environment is clean. The landscape is magical, and the people are happy. Plus, they have potatoes.

I've been to Norway several times, and it's the greatest country I know! People are so nice, and the crime rate is low. However, it does have unusually high taxes, and everything is extremely expensive. I had to spend 25 bucks on a cup of normal black coffee. But overall, it's a really awesome country!

8 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.

I live in Canada, and it is becoming a police state. Freedoms of expression, speech, and the right to assemble have been taken from us. There is now a secret police force in operation. The situation is starting to resemble Germany in 1933, specifically with laws like Bill C-51 and C-10. In contrast, Switzerland allows its people to vote on major issues through referendums. The Swiss are generally better educated and feel a sense of responsibility for the governance of their country.

Switzerland is the freest country in the world and has the most competitive economy. It features beautiful nature, friendly people, and a clean environment. It is one of the safest countries globally. In terms of liberal policies, it has relaxed gun laws, freedom of speech, direct democracy, and economic freedom. Switzerland is the best place to live in the world.

Switzerland is absolutely amazing. The only downside is the high cost of living. Aside from that, the scenery, exercise opportunities, skiing, snowboarding, and public transport are all exceptional. Each village has its own unique charm, distinct from its neighbors. The people are friendly. Overall, it's amazing.

Why isn't Switzerland ranked number one? It's the most beautiful, peaceful, and diverse country. People are nice here and don't hesitate to help if you're lost. The Swiss Alps are stunning, and the country has exceptional colleges and art programs. It has not been involved in any wars for 200 years, even though its neighboring countries were at war during WWII. Switzerland is also one of the richest and happiest countries in the world.

9 Iceland Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean and the most sparsely populated country in Europe. Iceland's capital and largest city is Reykjavík, which (along with its surrounding areas) is home to over 65% of the population. Iceland is the only part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that rises above sea level, and its central volcanic plateau is erupting almost constantly. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains, and glaciers, and many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence more.

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, like, really! Iceland is such a beautiful country with very kind people. It's clean, healthy, and has little to no crime, so it's the best country to live in. It needs to be number 1 on the list.

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

Iceland is really safe and has a good government. The landscape is beautiful, etc.

10 New Zealand New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It is situated 1,500 kilometres (900 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, while its most populous city is Auckland.

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

I have thought about this a lot, and I concluded that 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, and would suffer 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 (just look up Milford Sound), wealthy, and probably overall the best place to live in the world.

Stunning, perfect, beautiful place - New Zealand has everything from peace and tranquility to snow-capped mountain peaks. It offers ancient exotic flora and fauna, wild and wonderful golden beaches, brilliant star gazing, awesome towns, cities, and untouched national parks. Friendly, caring people, unique culture and history, stunning food and wines, and the coolest little capital in the world all contribute to its charm. There is something for everyone there. Way better than Australia and number one in the world for me!

New Zealand has been great so far. Although the education is challenging, there are amazing people and a great culture. You get to learn about the Maori every step of the way. The mountains and activities are fantastic. There's so much to do it's almost overwhelming. I think New Zealand is far better than any country I've been to. There's much more I'd like to discuss about this majestic country, but I don't think anyone would have the time.

The Contenders
11 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.

Some territory was lost after World War 1 and a lot more after World War 2, basically started by Hitler's Nazi dictatorship. Then the Soviets kept their zone - the 'DDR', East Germany, separate with a wall through the middle of Berlin, until 1990 when the country was reunited. more.

Germany has a strong economy, gorgeous landscapes, and the best food in the world. It is also the safest place to be. The people who reside there possess many virtues and kind spirits. We help bolster the economies of our fellow European nations and provide jobs for Greeks who are moving in. We are forgiving toward other nations and pay our debts quickly and efficiently. Politically, almost nothing goes wrong. We always have a caring and helpful chancellor. We are not greedy and are willing to help anyone in need. We welcome people of all races into our borders and warmly invite them into our cities.

Why is this country ranked so low? Germany has great infrastructure and a good educational system. Universities are free here! It has one of the best healthcare and social systems in the world, and it's not that expensive. Unlike countries like the US, where you have to pay for your health and where the educational system is lacking, Germany offers many advantages. In the US, you also have to work a lot because there is no right to paid holidays.

I have never been here or to any other country, but as a Canadian, I would say Germany is better than our southern neighbor, the USA. From what I've heard, Germans are not jealous of anyone. I know this from researching on the internet and hearing what other people say - that Americans are often too jealous of other countries. I would love to visit Germany someday. Both Canada and Germany are better options.

I feel safe. The people are honest, humble, and reliable. You have all the possibilities here. Even if you're poor, you can attend university and get a good education. People are generally smart and informed. You have job security and at least 28 days of vacation a year. There are lots of insurances, good infrastructure, and the country is highly developed and multicultural. However, to live well, you need a bit of discipline and reliability at work, but that's normal.

12 Denmark Denmark is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It is the most populous and politically central constituent of the Kingdom of Denmark, a constitutionally unitary state that includes the autonomous territories of the Faroe Islands and Greenland in the North Atlantic Ocean. European Denmark is the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, lying southwest of Sweden, south of Norway, and north of Germany. more.

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

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

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

It's just an amazing place to be. People's understanding and respect for each other is just fantastic. The quality of life is top-notch. And there's a fantastic tax system as well that takes care of everybody.

13 Finland Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It shares land borders with Sweden to the northwest, Norway to the north, and Russia to the east, with the Gulf of Bothnia to the west and the Gulf of Finland across Estonia to the south. Finland covers an area of 338,455 square kilometres (130,678 sq mi) with a population of 5.5 million. Helsinki is the capital and largest city, forming a larger metropolitan area with the neighbouring cities of Espoo, Kauniainen, and Vantaa. The vast majority of the population are ethnic Finns; Finnish, alongside Swedish, are the official languages. Finland's climate varies from humid continental in the south to the boreal more.

Oh, there are many reasons. Finland is the best country to live in for pregnant moms, families, and kids. Finland offers free healthcare, and if you need treatment, you will get it. What about education? It's free as well, and one of the best education systems out there. We have good gun control laws, and there is no corruption. The government is chosen by the people and makes decisions for the common good. It's a liberal country. For example, equal marriage is now possible in Finland. Finland is more than a safe country to live in. There are so many other reasons as well why Finland is the best country to live in. The nature, with its lakes and forests, is absolutely stunning.

I love Finland. This may be because I am Finnish, but living in Finland had the best moments of my life. Some reasons I loved living there include its greenery. Even if you lived in the middle of the capital, Helsinki, you wouldn't have to walk far to see beautiful greenery. Education and healthcare are also free, which is really good. Speaking of education, it has the best education system. I lived in Finland only until grade 3, but the exams were only at the end of the year and there was just one exam. You rarely got bullied, thanks to supportive and nice teachers. Usually, people had a lot of friends. Even that one Indian kid who spoke very little Finnish had like 20 friends.

The city life was amazing as well. You could walk around town and feel like you were at home everywhere you went. I don't know why, but I just felt like this was where I should live forever, walking through the familiar streets of Helsinki. And let's not forget winters - yes, the cold! I just love it. I ...more

The school system is one of the best in the world. Finnish students take little to no standardized tests and have no homework. It's all about collaboration, which is something you'll use in life. Also, you might think, no homework and very few tests - they must be stupid, right? Wrong. More people in Finland actually graduate from high school and college than in the U.S.A., and this is only part of it.

The education system, healthcare, work opportunities, kind and tolerant people, stable economy, and safety all contribute to its appeal. Social security and social benefits are based on need, and freedom of speech is upheld. With almost zero crime, lovely summers, quiet and white winters, excellent local transportation, lakes, woods, harbors, and lovely cruise trips, living here is absolutely enjoyable. The food is also healthy.

14 Spain Spain, or the Kingdom of Spain, is a country in southwestern Europe with parts of territory in the Atlantic Ocean and across the Mediterranean Sea. The largest part of Spain is situated on the Iberian Peninsula; its territory also includes the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea, the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla, and several minor overseas territories also scattered along the Moroccan coast of the Alboran Sea. The country's mainland is bordered to the south by Gibraltar; to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea; to the north by France, Andorra and the Bay of Biscay; and to the west by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean.

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

The people are incredibly friendly. You can make a friend at a bar, and within an hour, you'll have a friend for life. Really! That stranger will open his or her home to you in the future and continue the relationship as if you had just met.

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

According to the WHO, Spain has one of the best healthcare systems in the world. It is a country with great food and a varied, healthy diet - boasting more Michelin Star restaurants than anywhere else in the world. People enjoy a long life expectancy.

Spain is very monumental and has a long and great history. The people are friendly, and if you stay away from the touristic spots, it is a very affordable country to live in.

The economy is currently growing at a faster pace than most places in Europe but is still recovering from the aftermath of the economic recession of 2008. Infrastructure is very good, but on the downside, it can be challenging to find a stable job.

Low risk, excellent public health, exceptional education, Mediterranean climate, and the second-best average life expectancy. The food is nice, and the language is international. There's a lot of history, and there are always at least 8 hours of night to sleep and at least 8 hours of sun for a normal life during the day. This is not the case in countries like Canada, Nordic European countries, or New Zealand.

There is little pollution, unlike middle European countries such as France, the Netherlands, or Germany. And there is low criminality, unlike the USA.

Great climate, great cities, historically significant, rather nice people, and great geographical placement. I've never been there, but from what I know about Spain, it seems like the best country to live in.

15 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.

Japan has a huge capital city called Tokyo, other cities in Japan include Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Osaka, Nagoya and Sendai. It's close to South Korea, which is on the North West of it. It has a large population of 126.86 million people (Statistics Bureau of Japan. Retrieved April 27, 2016). more.

Well, let me fix that. 14th? No, no, it should be 5th or, if possible, 3rd! I believe Scandinavia and New Zealand are still better, but 5th for Japan can be possible. This is because I mentioned something that might seem like a large amount, but it's not. Scandinavia has 5 (or 4. Sorry if I'm mistaken) countries, and with the addition of New Zealand, wait, I take that back. Scandinavia is close to strong countries like Russia, France, and Germany. It's also possible that Scandinavia could get invaded. Additionally, it has a low level of corruption. Yes, you heard that right. Also, the homicide rate is low. Even if the suicide rate is one of the highest, as long as you're not depressed, it's not really a problem. You can live pretty comfortably for a long time with a low crime rate. Japan is one of the most secure countries with high technology, as well as a life expectancy of around 80! Compare that to the USA's 69 or 70! (Sorry if I offended someone. I didn't mean to.) Anyway, that's ...more

I was there about 20 years ago, and I still vividly remember how great the Japanese are. I can't forget all the beautiful places and the outstanding hospitality of this country. I highly recommend that each traveler at least consider visiting Japan so they can experience the honesty and purity of the culture. The best way to educate kids about the importance of family and discipline will further impact each individual's morals and life. I plan to go back and visit Japan before it's too late for me to travel. It's the number one country in Asia.

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

When I first learned about Japan, I disliked it very much because it had fought with Singapore, my homeland, a few hundred years ago. I only started to like Japan after developing a liking for their anime. I did some research and found out that the people in Japan are also pretty polite. So, from then on, I actually liked Japan more. It also has many nice things to offer, so I gladly recommend you visit, perhaps starting with Tokyo.

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

I live in Ireland and can safely say it's one of the best places to live, and I've traveled a lot! There's good culture, the people are friendly, and it has always been a neutral country, making it very peaceful with no enemies. The standards of education are great, from infants to university. The scenery is beautiful and the climate is good, although it rains a bit more than perhaps desired. The land is very fertile and there is no shortage of sun either! Not to mention that there are great facilities all over the country. It's our own country and always has been. We didn't steal it from natives, we are the natives! Overall, it has a great standard of living.

I live in Ireland and can honestly say it is a very comfortable place to live. One of the factors contributing to its low ranking on some lists is its small population. There are breathtaking places to visit, and people are very friendly. The education system is good. The weather can vary drastically. One day you might be sitting in the sun, and the next you could be watching the rain pour down. We're neutral and have friendly associations with most countries.

I've lived in Ireland all my life, and I'd never trade it for anywhere else. However, I don't really understand why everyone is so attracted to us and the country. It's a beautiful place if you want natural scenery, but the weather is unpredictable. The people are mostly sweet, but the more outgoing ones tend to ignore you completely.

I visited Northern Ireland and learned about the history of the conflict. I found that Antrim and Armagh were the best places for scenery in all of Ireland. I found people from the Unionist community to be a lot more welcoming than those from the Republican community, who seemed to see me as lesser than them. I would recommend a visit to the Giant's Causeway. It has a great view.

17 Netherlands The Netherlands, informally Holland, is a country located in north-western Europe with overseas territories in the Caribbean. It is the largest of four constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Netherlands consists of twelve provinces, and borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, with a North Sea coast-line to the north and west. It shares maritime borders with the United Kingdom, Germany, and Belgium in the North Sea. The country's official language is Dutch, with West Frisian as a secondary official language in the province of Friesland. Dutch Low Saxon and Limburgish are recognised regional languages, while Dutch Sign Language, Sinte Romani, and Yiddish are recognised more.

The Netherlands is one of the best countries, if not the best, for taking care of the handicapped. I myself am on the border of being handicapped. I have a few minor issues, but they still make studying and working very difficult due to the pressure. Even though I understand perfectly well what to do, the pressure causes me to make many small mistakes. Although they are not significant, they are still borderline important. Nevertheless, in the Netherlands, I receive special payments because the cause of my difficulties is a handicap.

First, it's not 'Holland' but the Netherlands. However, Holland is a really nice country, and I'm living there. We have nice summers, and in the winter, there is snow. In our country, we have a variety of foods, including Dutch pancakes, Turkish dishes, Indonesian meals, and more. There's a lot of choice. People are kind to you. The nature is beautiful, and we also have five islands, some of which are in the Caribbean. Our culture is rich, and there's a lot to do here. Our country is really safe. If there's one country you should visit, choose the Netherlands!

The Netherlands is so much better than the US in many aspects. It offers cheap or free education, an immaculate health service, freedom of choice, and no judgments. The streets are clean, the environment is friendly, and the employment rate is high. Moreover, the homicide rate is five times lower than that in the US, and weed is legal, meaning illegal activity is much lower than in many other countries. Choose the Netherlands instead of the US.

I am not Dutch, but I am a frequent traveler. The first time I visited the Netherlands, it felt like a fairyland. I love the color orange, and it was 31st April when everyone was on the street. The people are friendly, understanding, and nature-loving. The USA is a good place for corporate life, but I find the people somewhat heartless and too preoccupied with their work, especially in New York.

18 Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. At 8.5 million square kilometers (3,300,000 sq mi) and with over 214 million people, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the sixth most populous. Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states and the Federal District. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas; it is also one of the most multicultural and ethnically diverse nations, due to over a century of mass immigration from around the world; as well as the most populous more.

I live in Brazil but travel mostly to Europe and other South American countries. I can certainly say that our food is the best in the world. It's a mix of Italian, German, Portuguese, African, and Native American foods that make it simply perfect.

We have great nature - rainforests, rivers, amazing beaches - and a very nice climate. We have no international issues or wars.

The only problems are government corruption, the rising cost of living, and violence in the big cities. In the smaller ones, you can enjoy a very high standard of living, especially in southern Brazil, which is considered a mini Europe-like region in terms of climate (colder) and quality of life. I recommend the smaller cities in Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina states, with low crime rates, high quality of life, and great landscapes!

I like every country in South America! One of my favorite regions is Brazil. I love Brazil. I love Rio de Janeiro. I appreciate the good things Brazil has to offer. Even if you haven't watched it, Brazil and the whole of South America are unique in their own right. They don't have to be like New York. A country should be unique. It doesn't need much, just like happiness needs little, not too much. I really love South America!

Brazil is a great country - incredibly beautiful with friendly and warm people, and great weather. It has a high development rate. Despite crime in the big cities, it's usually very calm, quiet, and safe outside of them. The landscapes are beautiful, and some areas and cities have a higher development rate than the USA, Canada, most of Europe, and New Zealand.

Brazil has Curitiba, a very green and one of the cleanest cities in the world, with a high quality of life. I can say for sure that Brazilians could be anywhere, but they'd never enjoy a country like they enjoy theirs. You can't even get bored in Brazil.

Awesome country with a perfect climate and good people. The food is cheap and delicious. There are some issues in its organization, but it's getting better.

Haters are going to hate, but there's no better place to build a career, make friends, stay healthy, and be happy.

19 Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country in Southeast Europe. It is situated on the southern tip of the Balkans, and is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Greece shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, North Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the northeast. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, and the Sea of Crete and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Greece has the longest coastline on the Mediterranean Basin, featuring thousands of islands. The country consists of nine traditional geographic regions, and has a population of approximately 10.7 million. Athens is the nation's capital and largest more.

Greece is amazing in all aspects. It has a bad economy at the moment, but that could change. If all of us Greeks came back home to improve the country and address the issue of illegal border crossings that lead to theft and damage to our cities and islands, things would change. We could be proud of our country like Melina Mercouri was. We wouldn't need to ask for money from Germany or the EU. We could sustain ourselves through tourism and agriculture, as well as exports. It's something to think about. Great place!

Greece is a great country. It's a country with a rich history, boasting some of the greatest islands and friendly people. Additionally, the Greek people have one of the most significant histories of all. They initiated the Olympics with the ceremonial fire and were pioneers in culture. For countries who may dislike Greece, it's important to remember that our country - Greece - founded much of the culture you know today, at a time when your ancestors were still discovering these concepts.

Despite a challenging economy, Greece is filled with wonderful people, beautiful nature, amazing islands, and excellent weather. The mood is generally funny and good-humored. It's a country where it's nearly impossible to feel depressed or bored. It's the number one country if you're looking to have fun.

The economy has improved recently. People are happier now, and wages have improved since 2012. The economic situation in Greece has changed for the better, making it a wonderful country. It has wonderful people, beautiful islands, and a developing economy.

20 Italy Italy, (Italian: Repubblica Italiana), is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe.

Italy covers an area of 301,338 km2. With almost 62 million inhabitants, it is the 3rd most populous EU member state. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino and Vatican City. The Capital and largest city is Rome. Other major cities are Milano, Naples, Turino, Venice, Florence. Italy's official language is Italian. more.

Italy is a great country with a lot of history on its shoulders. Many say it has the best food in the world. Even though that is very subjective, Italian food summarizes the Italian culture: classy, creative, and full of love. Italians really love their food and lifestyle.

In fact, the most fascinating thing is how Italians are able to seize the day and get the best out of their lives. The sense of family, the appreciation for good food, history, art, music, fashion, and wine - these are all ingredients that Italians use to create, in my view, one of the best lifestyles on Earth. It is great to admire how they express their culture in what they do, from the elegance of an Armani suit to the masterful manufacturing of a Ferrari.

There's no question about Italian culture, people, and ingenuity. After all, what other nationality has contributed to the USA as much as the Italians? Italians, with their work ethics and family values, cannot be denied. They're a very clever race of people. As for the comments about Italians being racist toward Black people - when I'm in Italy, I do see Italian men with Black women. Although I don't see very many Black men with Italian women, that's not to say they're racist. Italian women, by and large, prefer Italian men. And that's that! Ciao.

Italy is a wonderful country with a great history. The landscape is beautiful, and the people are friendly. Italy boasts the greatest number of museums and monuments. The food is excellent, and the climate is wonderful.

Some things could be better, but it's worth remembering that Italy's wealth is the result of the work of its people, and it does NOT come from the exploitation of other countries.

Italy is known for being one of the most beautiful countries in the world. I was born in Italy myself, and I was very happy and comforted. I had fun every single day. One day, my family decided to move to Canada. I've been in Canada for five years now, and I feel very bored and homesick. I want to go back to Italy. When I'm done with school, I'm moving back to Italy for college and have no plans to leave.

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 in German, and referred to Vienna, showing its influence well before the Austrian Empire. After the first World War, Austria became a small country, under 10 million population, but including the world's then 4th largest city. 'A big head on a small body' they said. In 1938 Hitler invaded his home country and imposed Naziism. Vienna was then the World's largest Jewish centre, many famous people, more.

Simply stunning. I've traveled all over Europe, and Austria is the most beautiful country I've seen and experienced. The cities are clean, friendly, happy, and gorgeous. People appreciate and value their living space. It's a great environment for families. Rural areas of Austria, like Tirol and Pinzgau, are incredible. Breathtaking scenery, awesome skiing, and even better in the summer. Austria is better known for wonderful skiing in the winter, but summer is also a great time of the year to experience other mountain sports. Overall: 9.8/10.

Austria is a fantastic country with great nature and people. The living standard and safety are on the same high level as in Germany, but the people are partially more chilled and down to earth. It's great for doing every outdoor activity you can imagine, and most of the cities have a beautiful historical old town.

Austria has the best city to live in the world: Vienna. It offers the best coffee and Sachertorte in the world. If you don't want to live in the best city, you can change to the mountains, which offer a good contrast. No country has such beautiful mountains. Over 100,000,000 people have come to Austria. The country has not been at war and only 5% live below the poverty line. Unemployment is at 4.2%, and 50% of the population is upper class.

Vienna is an awesome place to live or visit. Salzburg is also breathtaking. Austrians eat their burgers with a fork and knife because of how high-class they are. I've never seen a homeless man or any obvious poverty. Austria should have been next to Germany on the list.

22 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 the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments. Portuguese is its official language and is the birthplace of it and Mirandese is considered a co-official language spoken only in a small northeastern section of the country. The most predominant religion is Christianity, mainly Roman Catholism. more.

Living in Portugal is very easy! People are nice and friendly. You can live the best of both worlds as the capital, Lisbon, offers an urban city lifestyle, while further up north you can enjoy the villages and countryside. Best air quality, best food, best prices, best people, and best weather. Amazing sights and picturesque landscapes. Portugal offers a lot of beaches, such as the Algarves. Surfing world championships are held there due to the amazing beaches and great waves. There's hearty, home-cooked food everywhere you turn. Lisbon, the capital, is one of the oldest cities in the world but still maintains its urban charm. The country has beautiful summers and magical winters. What could get better than that?

Portugal is a top-ten country to live in, in my opinion. It's one of the sunniest countries in Europe with wonderful beaches, mountains, beautiful rivers, and waterfalls. People are very nice and the food is marvelous. There are some great monuments and buildings to visit too, mainly in the two major cities, Lisbon and Porto. This country is a must-visit.

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

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

23 South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea. Its western border is formed by the Yellow Sea, while its eastern border is defined by the Sea of Japan. South Korea claims to be the sole legitimate government of the entire peninsula and adjacent islands. It has a population of 51.75 million, of which roughly half live in the Seoul Capital Area, the fifth largest metropolis in the world. Other major cities include Incheon, Busan, and Daegu. more.

I don't get why South Korea is the most hated Asian country of all time. South Korea is really unique to me. Their cuisine is something special, their shopping malls are high-class, and their form of martial arts is really safe - you don't have to worry about Japanese karate. Their arcades are really special, and their hotels are 5-star places to stay in. South Korea is also home to the world's largest Christian Church.

It's very convenient to live there. There are 24-hour marts, shopping malls, and food options. They deliver anything to you or even pick it up for you. The transportation and buildings are high-tech, and the environment is great. Public transportation is super clean and cheap - you will find food anywhere.

It's an awesome place to live in. Their products are very cheap and of good quality. Also, the food is delicious. The malls are large and they have so much cool stuff. There are so many reasons that I can't list them all.

Korea is one of the best countries in the world. Jeju Island, Seoul, and Busan are places we have to go when we visit Korea. Shopping, food, transportation - Korea is very developed in these aspects, so it's the best country to live in.

24 Singapore Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island country and city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. It lies about one degree of latitude (137 kilometres or 85 miles) north of the equator, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, bordering the Strait of Malacca to the west, the Singapore Strait to the south, the South China Sea to the east and the Straits of Johor to the north. The country's territory is composed of one main island, 63 satellite islands and islets, and one outlying islet, the combined area of which has increased by 25% since the country's independence as a result of extensive land reclamation projects. It has the third highest population density in the more.

If you're moving from the United States, it's far easier to adjust due to the fact that English is the primarily spoken language in Singapore.

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

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

Singapore is a very beautiful place! Everyone in the world should deserve to visit Singapore at least once. Singapore is also known for having the best airport in the world. The city is clean and offers a variety of cuisines. When you come to Singapore, you must try the famous chicken rice!

25 United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates, or simply the Emirates, is a country in Western Asia (The Middle East). It is located at the eastern end of the Arabian Peninsula and shares borders with Oman and Saudi Arabia, while having maritime borders in the Persian Gulf with Qatar and Iran. Abu Dhabi is the nation's capital, while Dubai, the most populous city, is an international hub.

It's a great country to live in, with a peaceful environment and many entertaining things to do all over. Economically, it's one of the best places to live in, and it's easy to work your way up to your goals, especially when there is little to no tax at all.

The United Arab Emirates is the best country ever because it's very safe, and the skyscrapers in Dubai are amazing, like the Burj Khalifa! People are not bossy, and there are loads of shops. There's a variety of houses, hotels, and apartments!

I visited Abu Dhabi for 2 weeks and didn't want to leave! I was really shocked to see such a crime-free country. I am from the US, and you don't see women pushing baby strollers at 2:00 AM.

Beautiful city, friendly people, and everyone spoke English.

Transportation is expensive, but the city has many beautiful places like the Miracle and Butterfly Garden. It's a diverse community. You won't feel like you're a foreigner there.

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