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United States


 Lifestyle9 score – 66.47

United States

  • It’s needless to say that United States is one of the countries which offers convenience to the core. This is the place where you can get anything, at any point of time.
  • One of the best things that include United States in the best countries list is its, “Freedom Of Speech” which means they respect each others rights to voice their opinion. You can criticize even the President, the Government, Politicians, Professionals or anyone.
  • Just like Australians, even Americans are very kind hearted. When it comes to disaster-scale events, nothing can stand before the strength of Americans’ unity.
  • People of United States are remarkably creative.No other country in the world has as much expertise as Americans have in almost all fields.
  • Racial diversity & The Great Cultural Mix are two other important factors that anyone can enjoy in the United States.
  • When we talk about United States, it becomes inevitable to skip the entertainment industry, especially the movie industry.
  • The Grand Canyon, as the name signifies, is a geological wonder situated in the desert of Arizona.
  • Las Vegas in Nevada is popular for its gambling casinos and nightlife entertainment.
  • The moment you hear the word “United States” you are reminded of the “Statue of Liberty” the sculpture in New York City. The statue, a female figure in robes, represents Libertas (Roman Goddess).
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New Zealand


 Lifestyle9 score – 66.60

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  • Surprisingly, only 5% of New Zealand population is human . The rest 95% are animals.
  • As per Corruptions Perception Index, New Zealand is taking the lead in the list of least corrupted countries.
  • World’s longest place’s name is “Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu”, which is a hill located in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.
  • One of the major tourist attractions is the Sky Tower in Auckland. It is 1076 feet high. It offers wonderful views till a distance of eight kilometers in any direction. In the Sky Tower, you have 360 degrees revolving Orbit restaurant.
  • Factors like economical freedom, employment, prosperity, lack of corruption and enhanced life quality have raised New Zealand as one of the best countries to live in the world.
  • If you want to enjoy clean air and water head onto New Zealand.
  • New Zealand holds the honor of being among the few countries which have two national anthems – God Defend New Zealand and God Save the Queen.
18

Austria


 Lifestyle9 score – 66.84

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  • When the economic crisis hit Europe, you won’t believe, it had gone down only by 0.1%, in Austria. This factor alone is enough to declare, Vienna is immune to the crisis”. So if you are into any business, investing in Vienna would be a profitable option.
  • Vienna is a historic, economic, cultural and political center of Austria. It has secured the highest per capita GDP when compared to all other cities in the world.
  • The population is around 1.731 million (Vienna alone).
  • The average net income of people is €19,769 per year (in Vienna).
  • The average age of people comes around 43.4 years.
  • In 2010,Vienna received the urban planning award from United Nations.
  • The main reason was that people of Vienna have managed to transform its old infrastructure into modern homes, in a short span of time.
  • Through the multimillion-dollar program, Vienna has renovated nearly 5000 buildings with more than 250,000 apartments.
  • Vienna is often referred as “The City of Music” & “The City of Dreams”.
  • Nearly 5 million tourists from all over the world visit Austria every year.
  • It is the world’s most chosen place for conducting conferences.
  • In Austria, 90% of people claim that they are satisfied  with their housing and basic facilities.
  • Schönbrunn Palace, located in Vienna, Austria is famous for its numerous rooms (1441) and is one of the major tourist attractions of the world. The history of the palace dates back to 300 years.
  • People of Austria manage to save $28852 per head, on an average, annually. This figure is higher than the OECD’s average of $23047.
  • Austria has the best schooling system and it promises high-class education to all its pupils.
  • Apart from being a well-developed country, it is a great pick for International tourism too.
  • Austria is reported to be one of the richest countries in the world. Not only Austria is rich but is also the home to biggest industry firms.
  • It is the only European continental country that has not joined the NATO.
  • Till the year 2012, the country had the distinction of having 19 Nobel Prize laureates.
17

Spain


 Lifestyle9 score – 66.93

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  • Spain attracts millions of tourists every year which ultimately brings billions of Euros to the nation’s Economy. It crowned as the 3rd most visited country in the year 2014.
  • Spain is ranked in 3rd position for having maximum number of World Heritage Sites (44).
  •  The world famous dance of Spain “Flamenco” is declared as one of “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity“.
  • Spain holds the pride of producing some of the world’s best wine. If you are a tourist, you can notice a Spanish friend who will sip beer in the afternoon and go for wine at dinner time. The culture can be related to bar-hopping and another vital drink is the Spanish coffee having a peculiar taste.
  • Football is a religion” in Spain and the National team has won every International title and League tournaments.
  • “La Tomatina” festival attracts tourists from every nook and corner of the world. The special day falls on the last Wednesday of the month of August. On the streets of Bunyol, you will see a food-fight of one-hour duration” where tomatoes are specifically grown for the sole purpose of participating in this festival. However, there are rules and every participant has to adhere to them.
  • Some of the famous painters from Spain are El Greco and Diego Velazquez, Salvatore Dali, Juan Gris, Joan Miro and Pablo Picasso.
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United Kingdom


 Lifestyle9 score – 67.09

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  • Similar to UAE, United Kingdom is a combination of four countries – England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
  • This country is famous for its famous old buildings, River Thames and a Parliament comprising of House of Lords and House of Commons.
  • Some of the other major tourist attractions are Big Ben (Great Bell in the Elizabeth clock tower), Jewel Tower, Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace and The Royal Observatory in Greenwich.

15

Germany


 Lifestyle9 score – 67.54

neuschwanstein, germany

  • Research and development constitute a major role in the economy. The majority of Germany’s scientists have won the Nobel Prize in the Science category. Mainly physics, physiology, chemistry or medicine.
  • Germany, popularly known as the Federal Republic of Germany is a prominent country in Western-Central Europe. It comprises of 16 separate States, known as “Länder.” The largest city and capital of Germany is Berlin.
  • Apart from being, the largest population bearing country in the European Union, it is also the most favored nation for expatriates next to United States.
  • In the world market, Germany has a workforce of high skills, less corruption, a high degree of innovation and large capital stock.
  • Reputed brands in Germany, which have attained international fame, are BMW, Volkswagen, Siemens, Audi, Adidas, Bayer, Nivea, Bosch and Mercedes-Benz. Most of Germany’s industries are concentrated on small, medium scale enterprises, commonly and popularly known as the Mittelstand model.
  • The most popular sport in Germany is Association Football. The National Football team won the FIFA World Cup in the years 1954, 1974, 1990 and 2014. The other famous titles they won were the UEFA European Championships in 1972, 1980 and 1996. The country had the rare honor of hosting the FIFA World Cup in 1974 and 2006. Germany is one of the leading countries in motor-sports and its world famous drivers are Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel.
  • Some of the world famous events in Germany are the Oktoberfest (people gather to enjoy beer, food and German culture). Germany is well admired for its delicious cuisines. It is a place, where people relish both wine and beer with their food.
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Canada


 Lifestyle9 score – 67.91

Toronto, canada

  • Canada is regarded as one of the best countries to live in the world because of its exceptional factors like high rate of life satisfaction, lower murder rates and wide cultural diversity acceptance.
  • There exists a strong correlation between this country’s reputation and its intent to visit. As Canada tops this reputation, its tourism industry has generated more than $81.9 billion over the last year.
  • Canada has ranked high in its unique old age pension programs and health care system. In fact, this country is regarded as The 5th best country to see yourself grow old. If you are a Canadian, you are lucky indeed.
  • At present, 14.9% of the total Canadian population is aged over 65. This rate is anticipated to get doubled in the next 25 years.

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  • With highly equipped healthcare system, newborn Canadian kids can enjoy a life up to or more than 81 years on an average.
  • According to the reports, Canada is the 14th biggest economy in the world. Thus, making it one of the wealthiest nations as well.
  • Like other developed countries, the Canadian financial system is dominated by its service industry – employing around 3-quarter of Canadians.
  • People who are living here are often mocked for apologizing. They never hesitate to ask for pardon when they commit mistakes. This characteristic multiplies the happiness and even strengthens of their relationship.
  • Roughly, 64% of Canadians donate their money to charities.
  • Canadians have a lower unemployment rate.
  • As far as the banking sector is concerned, they have outstanding services.
  • Canadian sons/daughters earn twice as high as their parents do. Thus, providing a good income ladder to its citizens. For example, children born to poor parents can quickly raise their positions and they rarely die as poor.
  • Canada also offers high rate of life satisfaction to its citizens. The reason behind it is that this nation has a minimal number of suicidal rates.
  • Statistics says that Canadians make more than 10 million overseas trips every year. Now, this clearly states their luxury and economical freedom.
  • Canada is also regarded as one of the most peaceful countries in the world.
  • Canadians make a lead in quantum computing, medical discoveries, space science and technology.
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Luxembourg


 Lifestyle9 score – 68.35

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  • Luxembourg is one of the richest countries in the world. But it is not the only reason for which it has secured the title of best country to live in the world.
  • Although it is one of the smallest countries, it has the highest GDP in the world.
  • Area of Luxembourg is just 2,586.4 Kms.
  • Since Luxembourg has many beautiful places like Vianden Castle, Butterfly Garden, Red Rock Skate Park, which attract millions of tourists every year. Thus, it boosts the economy of the nation.
  • It does not have any navy as it is bordered by North East Germany in the East, France in the South and Belgium in the West.
  • Skype, the Internet free message and call software, has its headquarter stationed in Luxembourg.

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Taiwan


 Lifestyle9 score – 68.92

best countries to live in the world

  • Officially known as the ‘Republic of China’, Taiwan has grown into a full-fledged economy and is a member of APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) and WTO (World Trade Organization).
  • Taiwan gains substantial points in providing healthcare, economic freedom, public education and freedom to the press.
  • For the 2nd time in a row, this year Taiwan has made its spot to the list  Top 10 safest countries in the world as well.
  • People of Taiwan are more friendly, kind hearted and well mannered.
  • Major attractions of Taiwan are the National Palace Museum (it comprises of more than 650000 artifacts, items and pieces of Chinese history – painting, calligraphy, porcelain, jade etc). Other attractions are Penghu Islands (Archipelago), Ximending, Alishan National Scenic Area and Yang Ming Mountain.
  • Taroko National Park is situated on the East Coast of Taiwan. The park covers portions of Nantou County, Hualien County and Taichung City. Taking its name from Taroko Gorge, the park contains steep cliffs, breathtaking valleys, beautiful scenic waterfalls and streams. The world famous part of Taroko Gorge is known as ‘Tunnel of Nine Turns’.
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Finland


 Lifestyle9 score – 69.04

best countries to live in the world

  • Finland is highly industrialized. It is often said to be maintaining an economy equal to Sweden, United Kingdom, Germany and France.
  • Finland is greatly admired for its trade and manufacturing industries. In fact, it is one of the leading manufacturers of machinery, equipment, electronics, metals and chemicals.
  • Finland offers great education system in which students hardly fail in their academics. The literacy rate in Finland is 100%. Your fingers are enough to count the Finland’s academic failures. Finns have done well in the recent years. According to OECD’s PISA report, “Finnish children are the best readers in the world.”,
  • Finns are fond of enjoying their holidays with nature. Over 80% of families have at least one lake and a summer cottage. At present, total number of lakes in Finland, count over 187,888. And even if a day comes when the whole world runs out of drinking water, Finns will still stay safe and never face any water issues.
  • When compared to other nations in the world, Finnish people own the highest number of email addresses and mobile phones per head.
  • Finland offers up to 90 days of maternity leave for mothers. It is a nation with lower infant death rates.
  • Finland has an excellent public transportation system. You will be astonished to read that all their transport vehicles are punctual by seconds. There is a rare delay and that too of only a few seconds. Well, they do value time!
  • People of Finland enjoy a great life quality too. High life expectancies, healthy work and life balance, excellent literacy rates, low corruption levels and wide access to health care system are few attributes that have made Finland hit my list of top 15 best countries to live in 2015.
  • Besides being the country with the highest number of metal bands, it is also known for its population drinking large amount of coffee.
  • We all know, December month in a year is famous for Santa Claus. But a few know that there is a Real Santa, Mrs. Santa and Little Elves in a Santa Claus Village. Will you believe it? The village has a post office where millions of letters are received, and Santa’s Little Helpers reply to the concerned people.

  • Justin Lott

    Your are absolutely correct about one thing, the know nothing’s are the loudest and most arrogant, these are called the “left wing”, lazy, weak, carry my sorry ass, Liberals. Very rarely do you see a republican say “pay for my shit cuz I can’t or won’t.” Wake up sorry America, your arrogant, entitled ideals are eating you to death.

  • gowtham202

    Qatar is 2nd place??

  • Ana

    Portugal shouldn’t be on that list. I finished my BFA last year and couldn’t find a decent job yet. Neither can all the people of my generation. We only have two options, stay and wait until 30 or change country. Every year tons of people leave portugal seeking better opportunities. It’s hard to have a job, its hard to pay the bills, its hard to build a family. But the weather is ok. Attracts lots of tourists though..

  • fn

    I have lived in Denmark and Australia and now dwelling in New Zealand. Visited Dubai as well, and IMHO the critetia ,which is used to rank the countries in the list ahould be revised.
    I would not place Australia anywhere better than NZ. In addition, although, “residents/citizens” of Dubai have a good quality of life, this does not apply most people (expats) living there.

  • Brian

    Don’t believe the numb-skull (above) who provided the critique of Canada – I am Canadian and have lived in many other parts of the world for business. It is a wonderful place to live. I would not live anywhere else – a safe, prosperous place to live work and play.

  • Brian

    I agree with you whole heartedly – Canada is the place to be. Prosperous, safe and wonderful.

  • richard

    I hear Iceland and New zealand

  • Pedro

    Your right Ana, Portugal is wonderful to live in if you already have money or to visit as a tourist (which is the purpose of this kind of reports I think) but if your a local not so much. Besides…look at the comments here, no one really cares about our country so don’t worry! 😛

  • Trey Wilson

    I have been very lucky to have studied and traveled the world extensively. Japan is incredible, so is Hong Kong and Singapore. In fact, Singapore is probably the cleanest, no crime region in all of Asia. The catch – it’s super expensive.

    America is hardly a great place to live. It may be if you are super rich, but for most people – poor to middle class – it’s a backwards shit hole with way too many guns.

    Australia is a fantastic nation, but it is quickly becoming riddled with crime from immigrants from 3rd world Islamic middle eastern countries. Plus they are severely politically correct and the culture of Australia is being eroded to suit the left-wing ideology.

    New Zealand is kind of like Australia 15 years ago. Some great places to live around Wellington. Plus the people are genuinely nice, and down to earth.

    But my favorite place is Italy. Sure, they have immigration problems from Africa and the middle east like most progressive western countries in Europe, but for the most part, the quality of life there is so beautiful. Plus the food and the culture. It can be expensive though, so unless you can afford it, it may be only a nice place to visit. But if I could, I’d drop everything at move there in a heartbeat.

  • Trey Wilson

    NYC is awesome. If you can afford it. But America as a whole is hardly a
    great place to live. It may be if you are super rich, but for most
    people – poor to middle class – it’s a backwards shit hole with way too
    many guns. Plus the people of America are largely obnoxious, arrogant,
    self-obsessed, dumb, and act like sheep. They are glib and clueless
    about any world events outside their own borders, and seem to only care
    about celebrities and sports. Plus the food is terrible. I always laugh
    when I hear Americans talk about how they are the freest and greatest
    nation on earth. Um, no you ain’t. Not anymore.

  • Mehmet Ali Akın

    I am from Turkey, and I felt bad when I read your comments. I am agnostic, and I believe in science, and I have many friends like me. I did not select the country that I was born, and I do not want to live in a place that has Islamic or Catholic traits. If you had said that these developed countries should check the world view of people who enter their countries, I’d agree on that. Instead, your words are very exclusionary, and racist. A person from middle-east can be more intellectual and intelligent than you. The worst thing in the world is racism, and you have it.

  • Trey Wilson

    Explain to me why you think Islam is an actual race.

    I have nothing against people from the middle east. I have Jewish and Arab friends. I just have no desire to live in any country that is ruled under Islamic law. And the truth is, a lot of the places I mentioned ARE indeed being ruined by immigration. Why is it that truth is always seen as hate speech from those who hate the truth/

  • Paul

    I’m afraid unemployment is too high there now for Spain to take 17th place.

  • Paul

    Totally agreed. I live in Finland, and it was such a nice country. Everyone was polite, the environment was clean. Now there are a lot of immigrants here and sometimes it’s even hard to find a finn. They behave nasty, I got into a fight twice already, ’cause of how they behaved with my girlfriend. Disrespectful. They don’t even want to learn the language and don’t want to work, except making kids and getting money from the government for those kids.

  • Paul

    You talk about superpower, yet you’re basically a colony. Europeans made human beings out of u, barbarians.

  • Trey Wilson

    That’s exactly how Australia is becoming too.

  • Ivan Ryumkin

    Actually Denmark doesnt have such a tradition. Some native tribes have. But it is definetely inappropriate in XXI century.

  • Bee

    Speak for yourself. I’m a US citizen (for now) and I don’t agree with ANY of this. I hope everyone reading this knows that you don’t truly represent this country.

  • Bee

    “racism still run rampant. a sense of fear covers everything, unless you live in a hole.” Or any place in the country where there is a low population of people of color. Around these parts, if you don’t see or experience racism personally, it doesn’t exist. Around these parts “white privilege doesn’t exist” because the people who benefit from the privilege don’t accept that life isn’t as easy for other people who aren’t privileged. Even though they used to make us chant every day about how indivisible our country is, we’re pretty damned divided on a LOT of issues, and I think that’s just the way that the government wants us to be because if we’re fighting each other, we’re not fighting them and their corruption. All over the country lately there are groups of people protesting the needless loss of lives of our people at the hands of our police forces, but there are still other groups of people who just keep saying “Don’t break the law, then, and just do what the cop says”. Instead of supporting one another, we’re always just looking for a reason to fight with “the other side.” We’re being controlled by our government and our media, and most of us appear to be too apathetic to even realize it.

  • Bee

    Switzerland is looking real good.

  • Bee

    It’s true that corporations run this country, and it’s true that Republicans are currently the majority in the country. It’s true that they don’t want to pay a living wage and that they don’t want us to have easy or affordable access to healthcare. Some people in the country are very racist, some are very homophobic and bigoted, some are very religious, some are very anti-woman, and some love their guns. However, I don’t think it’s the WORST place you can live, especially if you’re female. I’m not patriotic, but I know this isn’t the worst place there is.

  • Bee

    You have my sympathy.

    Don’t forget about the for-profit prison system and it’s effects on our laws and citizens. Hopefully that won’t spread to your country too.

  • Bee

    I’ve seen the exact same story with “computer parts distributorship” swapped out with some other business at least a dozen times, and I mean word for word. Go ahead and push your “american dream” propaganda if it makes you feel good, but people are waking up to the notion that there is no such thing, so stories like this serve no other purpose than to expose you as a liar.

  • Mark_in_VA

    Is this a joke? UAE? Did you not read even what you wrote? No one with any respect for an open, free society would even think of living there.

  • Mike Anonymous

    Why is unemployment bad? Please see https://unemploymentisgood.wordpress.com/

  • Harry Boothby

    I believe Australia is the best

  • Harry Boothby

    Denmark, Australia, or Switzerland i believe. the top 2 are way to populated. Denmark has very high living standards, and Switzerland has very good human rights and pention protection, australian people are the richest in the world and also have great living standards, I’ll have to go with a draw

  • Berg

    Hahaha, what? I live in Denmark, and have never ever ever heard of horrible stuff like that.

  • john flowers

    you say US is the most powerful in the world yet they got kicked out of vienam lost millions of troops in the 2dn war against japan and germany let comunist into cuba let russaia rule half the world and still does , please tell us all when did US ever win any thing ?even japan they lost control 5 years after war what was it all for ? the middle east is a time bomb as is n/ korea they may have the big gun but foriegn policy what forien policy shot first ask question later on they are just a bunch of cowboys pricks .and every body knows it yet all the english speaking countries are so far up there ars nobody will ever see the light of none have any balls to say enough is enough wait untill china flexis it might and it will god help all of us get the gun out john wayne

  • dor

    israel for ever!!! between defends* wars we are trying our best to live, the only light in the middle east

  • Kaspar Galli

    Note to the writer of this article: Sorry, but I cannot let this one slide. Having been born and raised in Switzerland and living in the USA for 26 years it never fails to amaze me how many Americans think Sweden and Switzerland is one and the same country. When I tell people that I am Swiss I hear them say on a daily basis: “So then you’re from Sweden, right?” Wrong. To hear this coming out of Joe Schmo’s mouth is one thing, but to read a similar mistake (not a typo) in a serious piece about international quality of living strikes me as quite rich.
    The author of this otherwise informative article writes in paragraph 5 of tenth ranked Sweden:
    “Surprisingly, people in SWITZERLAND are not affected bla blah….”, but the chapter is about SWEDEN.
    Please get it straight: People from Switzerland are called Swiss, people from Sweden are called Swedish. Not that difficult. Two TOTALLY different countries. The distance from Zurich to Stockholm is over 900 miles and there is this huge country called Germany inbetween, and you will have to cross the frosty North Sea to get there. And no, Switzerland is not part of Scandinavia either. The languages could not be more different. I mean I have more trouble understanding Swedish than Chinese. I could go on and on pointing out the vast differences in climate, politics, food, religions etc. but I will spare you. The only similarity between the two countries are the first two letters of their names: Sw………. still confused? Might as well throw Swaziland in the mix. And no, I don’t speak Swaheli either.

  • Benjamin Rudy Kassier

    Were you on crack when you wrote this article? I am a Belgian, NZ permanent resident and been living in Singapore for 5 years. This article made my day – I am 100% sure you are either a very proud Singaporean or you haven’t set foot on the little red dot. Calling it the best country to live in is like calling the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster or Pastafarianism the best religion in the world. It made for a good laugh though – keep it up!

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    AUSTRALIA

  • Holly

    At the expense of the Palestinians who are suffering immensely and have lost their homes and rights. Funny how they can’t go back and live on the land passed down to them over generations yet any Euro Jew who never stepped foot on the land can go and get paid to emmigrate. “the only light”… so sad…

  • Holly

    Wow. Just… wow.

  • Holly

    You live in fear. Hard to believe that you have actual friends who are Arab with such an ignorant mind. “racism” is the stereotyping of an entire culture, and yes Islam is a religion but is also a culture. You just grouped all Muslims under the umbrella of the ones who bother you because you overlook the majority of the ones who don’t.

  • Holly

    NYC is cold and shitty.

  • Holly

    Too hot.

  • Holly

    I laugh at how you assume one person speaks for us all.

  • Trey Wilson

    No offense, but you sound pretty dim. Might want to get out and see the world a bit more, sweetheart.

  • Natasha Shneider

    Thanks for your input. It’s fixed now

  • Kaspar Galli

    Thanks for your effort to correct it! Now I can shut up :-)

  • Jim Sarver

    The saddest thing about the comments I read here is simply that Islam might be a culture much of the world would embrace if it were not for the radicals that have given it a bad name. I am American, and no matter what any of you say, the freedoms MUCH of the world enjoy have come at the expense of American lives. I will grant you, we have gotten involved in places we maybe shouldn’t have at times, but I’ll take the bad with all of the good that we have accomplished. Radical Islam is a cancer that is slowly eating away at the world, slowly destroying once peaceful nations, and eventually it will cause the worst form of world war ever conceived, because it will be civil war all at once in EVERY nation. I don’t live in fear, I live in reality. If you look at the percentage of areas that are now occupied with radical Islam groups like ISIS, and others, and compare it…..just geographically….with where the world was 10 years ago…..the rapid advance is absolutely frightening. What makes it worse is that the rest of the Islamic world seems content to sit back and watch it happen for the most part, maybe feeling that is the radicals take over the WHOLE world, THEN they can come forward and calm them down…..let the radicals do the dirty work. Maybe there is a better explanation, but I certainly don’t see it. The great “Satan” in all of this is made by the radicals to be the USA. OUR flags are burned, OUR people are beheaded……even though in the middle of it all we send money to feed their people. I don’t get it, and I never will.

  • Name

    I personally dont care if I offend anybody because truth is truth but notice all those great countries have not much of certain groups of people, well thats why crime is so low, like it or not I have decided no more PC from me, I will talk facts and truth and at my age do not give a rats &ss if it hurts some wimps feelings….

  • Sharmayne Sargent

    Um sorry but any country that follows the sharia law is not a country that i would even want to visit, yet alone live! And singapore? Are we disregarding animal cruelty? Yeah totally don’t agree with this list! Like at all! And by the way if the muslim countries are so peaceful, its because everyones to bloody scared to do anything incase they get stoned to death or 100 lashes…or get there leg chopped off! Maybe they’re happy because they’ve never known any different.
    I believe that the way it should be calculated in order is
    1. Safety 2. Law 3. Animal treatment (eg not sedating animals and generally being cruel for the entertainment of tourists),4. Education and health 7. Access to things like the internet 8. Wealth and employment.
    Safety has to be no.1
    Like if i could leave my house unlocked and feel safe like i already do and dont have to have a gun in my bag, then im in a good country! Australia! (Not saying were the best though but we might be)

  • Sharmayne Sargent

    Thankyou ! Thankyou ! For stating the obvious about australia And the crime from immigrants! If you even say one word about them over here you are labled a racist!! Its ridiculous! I have seen first hand towns turn to shit after the muslim community had taken over.
    I have now left the suburbs because the crime had gotten so bad after the lebanese people took up the majority and formed gangs ect. I now live in the country which is now quickly becoming high in crime aswel due to the immigrants that have been placed up here within the last 10years! Sudanese people have flooded us and have formed gangs and its just horrible! We never had robberies thefts or stabbings rapes, not in our little community! And i cant say anything because they pull out the racist card ! Im not racist im just telling it how it is. Some of them are nice and i would happily have them as neighbors and friends! Too bad the majority give them a bad name. Australia will be shit in 50years guaranteed because they will never crack down on ethinic crime because its ‘racism’

  • Sharmayne Sargent

    Racist card again.

  • Sharmayne Sargent

    Racist card again

  • Trey Wilson

    All the same to an American. Just call her “foreign.”

  • tan yi jie

    in Singapore, nobody carries guns btw because there it isnt allowed and nobody sells it in the first place. Look at the Australia cafe siege and now u saying that Australia is very safe? i dont think so

  • tan yi jie

    if u sat switzerland or sweden maybe i will agree but not australia for sure if you are talking about safety

  • Sharmayne Sargent

    Nobody carries guns down the street legally in australia either lol ! We are not america! The ‘seige’ was carried out by a muslim who migrated here. If you read another comment i made, i mentioned that australia is becoming unsafe due to immigration/gangs/religion which of course I will be labled a racist.. which i am not. Just pointing out the facts which no one wants to face. Singapore has alot of poverty/slums. Each to there own.
    I would never feel safe in the suburbs but living out in the country, it is awesome living in Aus but i don’t know how the UAE got higher than Aus if i remember correctly.. ?

  • Ahmad

    UAE should be number one, safest country, rich, nice, human rights, bla bla bla so why are you talking about UAE

  • Mark_in_VA

    Apparently you didn’t read what the author wrote, either. Let me help you.

    The judicial system is based on the Sharia law – flogging can be
    given as punishment for acts such as premarital sex, adultery and
    alcohol consumption. The number of floggings can vary depending on the
    case – for example, people kissing in public may receive 80 lashes. For
    premarital sex, the number of lashes is 100.

    Homosexuality is considered immoral in Sharia law and labeled a
    capital offense. Stoning and amputation are considered a legal
    punishment in the UAE.

    If you are an expatriate, you are forbidden to publicly smoke, drink
    or eat during the month of Ramadan between the duration of sunrise and
    sunset. People exempted from the strict practice of Ramadan are children
    and pregnant women. The law applies to the entire public, whether you
    be a Muslim or a non-Muslim. You would find all restaurants closed
    during the set time.

  • Nigel Denning

    82% of Americans have never had a passport. They’re the most insular nation on Earth. 40% of them don’t know what country borders them on the south (er, Mexico! Duh!) and 60% couldn’t find Australia on a map. The only reason Americans think America is a great country is because they simply don’t know any better.

  • Nigel Denning

    Denmark is far too socialist, has very high taxes to support the benefit claimants and students, and they have a spineless Government that wants the country to be run by Muslims. With the exception of Sweden, it is the European country most likely to implement Sharia Law. Who on Earth would want to live there?! It’d put it about 150th on the list.

  • Nigel Denning

    Yeah, it look me a full 5 minutes to stop laughing when I saw that! It just tickled me so much! I guess the author has a sense of humour – or just decided a standard of living was something only men should have and not women, children or animals. UAE must surely in the bottom 6 along with Colombia, Pakistan, North Korea, Somalia & Nigeria.

  • Nigel Denning

    For who? Obviously not the women, unless you think they like being raped and stoned to death.

  • Nigel Denning

    And dirty, and expensive, and not very safe! I read that NYPD have paid out $500 million in compensation in the last 5 years to the people they’ve brutalised, I bet the Glenn Broadnax incident will cost them a bunch more. Who want’s to live in a city with the most out of control police department in the World?

  • Nigel Denning

    Denmark is far too socialist, has very high taxes to support the benefit claimants and students, and they have a spineless Government that wants the country to be run by Muslims. With the exception of Sweden, it is the European country most likely to implement Sharia Law. Who on Earth would want to live there?! It’d put it about 150th on the list.

  • Nigel Denning

    New Zealand has to be the number one. But Iceland?! Seriously?! The clue is in the name – ICE. It’s permanently bl**dy freezing!

  • Nigel Denning

    Yeah, it’s a great place if you like Sharia Law, or if you’re a muslim man and want to rape women with impunity! Most spineless Government in the World and certain to be kicking out indigenous Swedes in less than 20 years when you have a Prime Minister called Mohammed, and all the women have been stoned to death for being pretty and showing their faces in public!

  • Mark_in_VA

    Don’t forget 25% of them don’t know/don’t believe the Earth revolves around the Sun, and 46% think humans and dinosaurs co-existed. It’s truly embarrassing the degree of anti-intellectualism here.

  • Johnson

    You can imagine such backwardness. Sorry to say but Islam is very intolerant. You can imagine a country like Nigeria where the president, a moslem is agitating for the implementation of Sharia law.
    Boko Haram is busy bombing churches in the most populous moslem parts. The bad thing is that moslems are not more than the non moslems but they want to subject their will on the majority.

  • Loubna

    The only logical comment here

  • Loubna

    Very wrong calumny !!! no need any racist to make a good assessment. I’m living in UAE more than 10 years now, safe place and respectful specially for woman, and although it is a Muslim country, but it respects all religions and beliefs and impose strict legal punishments against anyone who abusing any religion or belief of others..

  • Hawae Hawae

    The only light in the middle east !!!!!!!!! . do you mean candles lights burning by the
    blood of children

    The most unfortunate sentence in the article is (((Although Israel is
    perceived as the “less peaceful country” by its surrounding enemies, it is
    actually a very beautiful and livable country))).!!!!!!!!

    Who is the real enemy and the oppressor!! Who is the aggressor of the biggest criminal in
    the human history with injustice only destroying people and enjoying the
    ugliest methods of killing and torture children generation after generation…

    Anyone who denies that reality he is a hypocrite inevitably.

    The rest of the peaceable Jews of the world those who are against oppressor and killing
    children they are not lucky to live in Israel. it will smudge them with its
    crimes forever

  • Nigel Denning

    I’m sorry Loubna, but for a woman to subscribe to Islam is like a black man subscribing to slavery. Obviously fear will stop most Muslim women from speaking out, as it does you, but outside of the UAE where censorship allows us to see the level of corruption and oppression, we view deluded women like you with pure pity. Sorry!

  • Kristoffer Lyder

    Denmark better then norway? What a joke poll this is… we also have 52 weeks after birth in norway. And it is Fully paid. Pluss 2 weeks for the father on birth.. also paid. Seriously, most of this poll is made by people who has never stepped a single foot in norway. Ignorants. Most likely cus they will never afford it aswell. On my 4th week of vacation out of 8 in total also fully paid. Why on earth do people risk their life to migrate to norway? Because even they get paid to form a life here whitout lifting a single finger. Regards from Norway

  • sammy

    Its not racist to point out the immorality of a group of people are when they come in and rape, steal, and claim rights that they never had in their previous country. Its dishonest to cry racism for the obvious faults. Instead of saying I’m sorry for my peoples short comings you cry racism.

  • sammy

    With the amount of crime in America in the large cities you would wish you had a gun. Robberies, home invasions? You want to wait for the police? Good luck with that. I totally agree that there is large swathe of people in America who are obnoxious, arrogant, self-obsessed, dumb and act like sheep. Their food supply has been compromised by big corporations. America is not the freest and greatest nation on earth. I think they are one the most corrupt morally deficient cultures on earth. I think God is going to put them in their place.