Best European Countries to Live In

The Top Ten
1 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... read more

Germany is best place to live in, but if they would have won WW2, it would even be better there, cause now they have the problem, that a lot of people from the third-world came to Germany for living. This can be a big problem seen in the long run, because what, for example, muslim people will do when they came in the majority in a country, the history has told us more than often in last centuries.So in this point, Germany should soon change their politics to remain the good country, the great economy and the high level of education, which the indigenous german population has since a long time now. Then it will stay one of the best countries for living in the world.

I really love Germany and I do wish I can have an apportunity to live there...I just do many researches of Germany and whenever I find all of the sudden a beautiful picture of one of Germany's historical castles, I get even more interested to search for more of Germany. Such a phenomenal country with a powerful military and democracy, interesting history, beautiful-portrating landscapes, wonderful castles and fantastical architectural buildings...I'm really excited to immigrate there...! Such a land of freedom and liberty..Go Germany, go!

2 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.

+ 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.

Living and visiting a country are two very different things. If one does their will see France is known to be one of the most difficult countries to relocate to. I lived in China and found it a lot easier than France. Be prepared for a lot of paperwork, administrative delays and complications. Little things that we take for granted tend to be difficult in France. For some reason Paris and France have a great reputation for a place to be but the reality is very different.

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!

You are debating living in France or Germany? Both are great countries to live, they are so different but the best friends, try to live in both of them. France for the food, charm, wine, 'savoir vivre', Mediterranean coast, Atlantic one, Brittany etc... Germany for economy, Berlin (I like the underground life). I like both of them. And I love French Polynesia, New Caledonia with this fabulous coral reef (2nd in the world) and so. I like Germany because I'm working there.

3 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.

A very nice place. Switzerland is an amazing country! They are extremely peaceful and is very environmentally beautiful. They haven't been at war for 200 years besides World War I and World War II. Also lots of cheese.

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?

Most peaceful, beautiful, and homely country on the face of the earth. Great people, great views, and great chocolate.

Switzerland welcomes you, but better avoid the South part which is the less nice to live in, all the rest is so fine.

4 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.

Easily one of the best European countries to live in. Norway is also one of the richest countries in the world so therefore it is safe in Norway to the point where crime is super rare. Its prisons look more like hotels or dorms rather than actual prisons. Norway's cities are clean and the buildings look beautiful. The food served in Norway are delicious to eat. Norway also has a beautiful and peaceful countryside that offers majestic and breathtaking views for just about anyone. The citizens are friendly as well; they are also fluent in English so communication will be easy. The country also has a beautiful cold weather which is perfect for anyone living in hot countries. Norway is overall truly one of the best countries to live in, not just in Europe but in the whole world.

Norway is one of the best countries to live in, not just in Europe but in the entire world. Crime is almost nonexistent so this means Norway is one of the safest countries in the world. Norway is also developed and wealthy; there are very few poor people in Norway. It is peaceful everywhere in Norway from the cities to the countryside. Norway's cities are beautiful and are perfect for shopping. The public transportations are safe and clean as well. The foods served are mouthwatering and delightful. The countryside has many places that should be visited such as villages, mountains, national parks, fjords, etc. The cold weather makes Norway even more beautiful to look at. Norwegians are friendly as well; they are even fluent in English so communication is not a problem. Norway is simply a paradise that is worth visiting.

Norway is one of the best countries in Europe to live in. In fact Norway is actually one of the best countries in the world to live in. Everything in Norway is just so lovely. It is clean and safe everywhere from the big cities to small villages. Its public transportations are much cleaner than the ones in New York. The foods served in Norway taste really good. In the countryside, there are several places perfect to take pictures such as the mountains, fjords, Northern Lights, beaches, snow, etc. Norway's climate is also superb, especially if a person wants to leave the extreme heat of their country. Though English is not an official language of Norway, Norwegians are actually fluent in English, much more fluent than even countries whose official language is English. This makes communication between Norwegians and foreigners easy. And the best part of it all, Norway has one of the best qualities of life and economies in the world. A wonderful and splendid country in every aspect.

Absolutely beautiful country. Especially the peaceful countryside with is full of elegant villages and fjords and perfect places to look at the Northern Lights. The cities' infrastructure are also astounding and pristine. Especially during winter when there is snow. The people are fluent in English as well which makes communication relatively easy.

5 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.

Now I am living in Italy but I am thinking to move to Sweden because of its education and beauty. Italy is a beautiful country, too but its education isn't as high as that of Sweden. I really don't want to leave Italy but whenever I think about my future, my mind starts to say that I should move to Sweden. the education in Italy is good too but I cannot find a job very easily here and the whole education is in Italian and I am very good in english and I want to learn the things in english. The best reason to move to Sweden is its education and we can find any job easier here. the population isn't high. People speak english and the lifestyle is better here.

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.

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 failed ...more

I recently visited Gothenburg for a week and I must say the Swedish are the nicest and smartest Europeans I've seen. As someone living in Dublin with a high alcohol fuelled anti social behaviour I found Sweden peaceful. The people are willing to listen to a stranger unlike in Ireland and England. The Swedish people are tidy, health and environmental conscious. They are modest too. I LOVE Sweden.

6 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.

Fantastic country, diverse beautiful regions offering mountains, countryside, beaches, historical cities, towns and villages. Green and scenic north, sunny south, fantastic gastronomy in all regions, best ham and olive oil in the world as well as great wines, cheeses etc... Welcoming people, family focused, great for kids, best cultural events in Europe (if not in the world), fashion, great bars, restaurants etc...the Spaniards know how to live the present and live life far better than any other European country. Viva España!

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.

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.

A beautiful country with a rich history, vibrant culture, and great food and wine. Unfortunately most of the Costas have now been ruined by Anglicisation, and the economy is a basket case, with the under 25's being hardest hit financially. Just be careful of the over zealous police handing out huge fines for minor traffic violations... €600 fine for not displaying English tax disc, even though it was taxed!

7 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.

Denmark is often considered one of the happiest and safest countries in the world. This means that Denmark is a great country to live in. Denmark is also a highly developed country which means it has one of the best standards of living in the world. There are many places in Denmark that people should visit. The foods served in Denmark are really delicious and the weather is beautiful as well.

Denmark is considered one of the best countries in the world to live in. Plus, it is also very safe in Denmark so crime is very rare. Danes are known for being happy so this means that Denmark is indeed a fun country to visit. They are also fluent in English so communication is not a problem in the country.

Wife Danish and lived there 3 years and visited many times. lots of good things about welfare system, roads, transport and beaches and food.
Can be boring for some I'm sure if don't speak the language. it used to close shops early and not open long on saturdays many many years ago. Friendly people, some may well be hard to get to know but a very clean nice country for sure.

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.

8 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.

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.

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.

Cleanest country in the world, almost NO crime rate, nice people, awesome places to visit! come on Put it bigger on the list

You should've moved Iceland higher it's the Safest country in the world!

9 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... read more

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..

I am a foreigner who lives in Finland and my wife is Finnish. Yes there are some stupid rasict people here but There are many many more good and educated people. I think Finland is best place to live in Europe.

Best education system on the planet. Need I say more?
If I do: Extremely advanced economy
Very little inequality
Men & women are almost completely equal.

10 Belgium Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Northwestern Europe. The country is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest. It covers an area of 30,689 km2 (11,849 sq mi) and has a population of more than 11.5 million, making it the 22nd most densely populated country in the world and the 6th most densely populated country in Europe, with a density of 376 per square kilometre (970/sq mi). The capital and largest city is Brussels; other major cities are Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi, Liège, Bruges, Namur, and Leuven. more.

The most underrated country in Europe. Beautiful architecture, art, greaaat beer en food, cool underground parties, best festivals like Tomorrowland, cool cities like Ghent and Antwerp. A hidden gem!

To bad for the weather though...

Belgians people are really ipen mind ans friendly. Mostly during spring and summer months when everybody is going out.
Almost everyone speaks English... mostly in the flamish area.
Lost of beautiful place or monuments: castles in every village. Pretty clean overall!
Excellent food!
Beeing the center of Europe, it is easy to travel everywhere. ( 1 hour by train to Paris, 1 hour by train to London, 2 hours by car to Amsterdam...,
I recommend cities like Bruges, gent, Namur and its country side, Brussels

Belgium small but amazing! Such a beautiful architecture in Brussels, food, and I love their football team they derserved to win! People are really kind and funny

The best chocolate and health care in the world.

The Contenders
11 United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly shortened to United Kingdom, UK or Britain is a Sovereign State located of the Northwestern coast of Europe. It is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy currently lead by Monarch Queen Elizabeth II and its current prime minister is Boris Johnson. The UK is a Unitary State consisting of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is currently a member state of the European Union, but as of 2016 has start the withdrawal process, and is set to leave the Union in October 2019. more.

I always wanted to visit all over Europe to explore my European Heritage, especially my British History(English, Scottish and Irish to be exact), and I always wanted to see Great Britain up in person. I just hope that they're fine with an American walking on their land.

The UK is a great country, England is nice and so is Scotland and Wales. And don't forget Northern Ireland too. Very nice beaches and landmarks. Also I am a democratic socalist and its very popular here. We respect everyone unlike America or Russia. The bad things are Brexit and Northern Ireland has legalised Gay Marriage.

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.

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

As Slavs, Poles as are very hospitable by nature, peace-loving, hard-working people with ambitions to have one of the best economies in Europe. Poles represent strong family values and traditional values.

Poland has a big competitive advantage because it s centrally-located in the heart Europe between west and east or north and south. Poland has a rapidly growing country with opportunities for business, jobs, and first all safe life. Poland is also very democratic country where political parties can have an honest debates about all kind of controversial issues including "refugee crisis". Poland has also beautiful nature: Baltic Sea, Tatra Mountains, and 30% of Polish land are forests. For all those reasons described above, I vote for Poland.

13 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.

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.

What an amazing place. I am half Welsh and half British and I lived in London for the first 11 years of my life. I loved it to bits. Personally, I love the seasons, with the winter and summer. Most houses are cozy. The country is only trying to improve. Although there are two downsides, the amount of crime that goes on is really bad. There is currently a Killer Clowns craze spreading around the globe. Mainly in the US And Europe though. Also, they're opening schools for French, Spanish, Indian etc. Which as it is Britian, they should leave rooms for British children, otherwise schools are getting full for British children. ~Talia.

Seeing my country listed here made me think about it for a moment, and what being a Brit meant to me. It's only then that I realised just how lucky I am to live in the greatest country in the world.

Steeped in history, and the mother of the modern world. Spreading enterprise and knowledge around the world, and taking civilisation to every corner of the globe. The birth place of engineering and one of the oldest seats of learning on the planet. One of the most tolerant and liberal countries, with unrivalled personal freedom and security. With justice and equality for all it's citizens. A great overall standard of living, and the freedom of expression the envy of most of the world.
Great cuisine, fantastic culture, arts, music, film, some of the worlds greatest sports events, we've even got the BBC!
Beautiful cities, stunning countryside full of charming little villages full of thatched cottages and little pubs.

Every country has it's problems, but Britians minor ...more

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

14 Czech Republic The Czech Republic, also called Czechia is a landlocked country in Central Europe. Historically known as Bohemia, it is bordered by Austria to the south, Germany to the west, Poland to the northeast, and Slovakia to the southeast. The Czech Republic has a hilly landscape that covers an area of 78,871 square kilometers (30,452 sq mi) with a mostly temperate continental and oceanic climate. The capital and largest city is Prague; other major cities and urban areas include Brno, Ostrava, Plzeň and Liberec.

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 a beautiful country, and one of the only countries in Eastern Europe that has a democracy. People here have peaceful lives.

It's a safe and pretty country with loads of history. The highest concentration of castles per square km in the world. The salaries are a bit lower compared to other EU countries, but the cost of living is much lower, so you end up on top.

I like living in Prague. The cost of living Is reasonable and there is nice nature and always lots to do. Very good public transport.

15 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.

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.

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.

Beautiful nature, structured country and amazing cities. The scenery is great whether it's winter, summer or spring. Good economy.

Is a beautiful, clean, safe country, with amazing landscapes and with clean air!

16 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.

In the Netherlands works good, people tell you the true.
For work is a great place to be, just the weather is not the best, everything else it's amazing.
People respect you and they're is not discrimination if you are foreign, especially in Amsterdam it's really multicultural.

I am från the netherlands but live in sweden right know. The netherlands should really be placed a lot higher than this trough the fact that you feel a lot safer there then in countries like sweden and denmark. The netherlands has a great school and social system. In sweden the social doesn't work neither do the police. Its right know just a waste of tax money.

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.

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.

17 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.

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 love Portugal! The people are nice and the food is amazing.
The only problem is the people here are always saying that this country is very bad and that's bad, for example this country has one of the best public healthcare systems in the world (even better than Germany) but the portuguese people say that "the healthcare system is very bad" but it's not! Compared to other countries in Europe, I think that Portugal is one of the best countries to live in Europe! :-)
Viva Portugal!

Gorgeous country and highly underrated! With it's beautiful beaches, great food, and interesting history I find it a better destination spot than Brazil or other romance language speaking countries!

I spent there 3 month during my erasmus and I loved it! The food is amazing, selection of wines (which is also very cheap in comparison to other countries), people are so welcoming and warm, weather is good nice...
I honesty don't have a one bad word for this country...

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

Ireland is the best. The best celebrities like Jacksepticeye, Liam Neeson, Ryan Reynolds and much more, Irish men and women are beautiful and study shows Ireland is the best country in Not only Europe but the word, next to Finland and Switzerland.

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!?

I just voted Ireland, because of the flag I thought it was Italy, Italy has real beaches, best girls, best culture, greatest history, birth of the modern world, I don't belive Ireland is like that.

Lived there almost 20 years ago and they are tolerant, organised and probably the friendliest people in the world. For a small population living in a relatively large country everything works and works well

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

Easily the best country in the world. We get a bad rep for being drunkards, sectarian and unfriendly but just spend a day in Glasgow and you'll see that our people are that of such a welcoming nature.
To be fair we don't mind a drink

Edinburgh is a fantastic City (a horseshoe bay with lots of opportunity). I lived in California, Zurich, Melbourne but Edinburgh beats them all. I has a strong economy - and a rising population. It has EIF, city nature awards, UNESCO status and top class coast suburbs of Aberdour, Burntisland, Nth Berwick all with fab beaches. Good EU relations Scotland is seen as more pluralist than other parts of UK. Integrated EU City with lots to see and do. Edinburgh is a Fab City.

Super friendly and social people and beautiful nature. Great bars, people of all ages go night out. Free universities! I love Scotland!

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!

20 Italy Italy (Italian: Repubblica Italiana) is a sovereign state and unitary parliamentary republic in south-central Europe.

Italy covers an area of 301,338 km². With almost 62 million inhabitants, it is the third 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... read more

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 neglect.

In sum, while Italy is not the best place to live in the world, it certainly deserves top 5 spot in Europe.

21 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 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

I'm from Greece and I know it is just AWESOME! Just suggest that Greece is only for people that are NOT vegans or vegetarians because they will have a pretty hard time finding something on the menu.

I wouldn't mind waking up to sunny weather and pretty landscapes every day rather that the moodiness and rain of my country..

You know, it would be cool to have homes in all sorts of places to refresh your mind. Like going to Greece to escape from hectic NYC.

22 Wales Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Located on the island of Great Britain, it is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south.

Beautiful rural areas, although in my opinion less developed than England

23 Croatia Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia (independence since 1991), is a sovereign state at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean. Its capital city is Zagreb. It is a member of the European Union. During the Cold War it was part of Yugoslavia. It is a cultural and scientific cradle of such names as: Nikola Tesla, Paula (nobile) Preradović - author of Austrian... read more

There are many good and nice people living in this country, but also some powerful people who are dragging the land. But as a tourist I like to go there, they have a beautiful sea and a coastline.

Amazing country, friendly people, great food and perfect weather... Clean sea one of the best tourist country in the world. Simply love Croatia

One of rare places where..if you show respect it will be returned! Don't try to change anything accept local way of living and they will accept you with arms wide open

24 Luxembourg Luxembourg, officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a landlocked country in western Europe. It is bordered by Belgium to the west and north, Germany to the east, and France to the south. Its capital, Luxembourg City, is one of the four official capitals of the European Union (together with Brussels, Frankfurt, and Strasbourg) and the seat of the Court of Justice of the European Union, the highest judicial authority in the EU. Its culture, people, and languages are highly intertwined with its neighbors, making it a mixture of French and German cultures. It has three official languages: French, German, and the national language of Luxembourgish.

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.

Well organized place

25 Monaco Monaco, officially the Principality of Monaco, is a sovereign city-state and microstate, located on the French Riviera in Western Europe.

Super safe and fancy

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