World’s Top 30 Best Countries To Live In 2016

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Where on earth the happiest people reside? Which one is the best place to live in / relocate to?If you have these many questions racing through your mind continue to read on. Starting from 2013, every year our team, Lifestyle9 releases the list “Best countries to live in the world” based on the landmark surveys and authentic reports from the trust worthy sources around the world. Every year it goes viral and takes the internet by storm. We have come a long way since our first report and this year we took our research to the next level.

How We Calculated the Lifestyle9 Score?

The economic growth of any particular country is often conflated with the living standards of people who live over there. But is that enough to determine any country as “The Best country to live“? Certainly not, there are many other factors come into play.

To make sense, after conducting our extended research, we came up with our official score based on the 10 the unique factors. All the indexes are explained in detail to give you a better understanding.

Each entry in our table is marked in the range [1, 10] where the highest score (10) indicates strongly positive and the lowest score (1) indicates strongly negative.

  1. Happiness score

It’s is the correlated average of the inevitable psychological measures like GDP per capita, Social support, Healthy life expectancy, individual freedom, generosity, perception of corruption, residual and confidence level.  While measuring the well being of any country it’s very important to measure the level of happiness. Increasingly the governments around the world started to consider this measure as one of the key measures while framing their global public policies.

The happiness score we included here is taken from “The World happiness report” released by “The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)”last year.

Even if a country gets tick in all the boxes indicating the economy, wealth, power, life style, climate and any, if its people report a lack of happiness, what’s the use declaring that as the best country? It’s the reason why we have given such importance to this measure.

  1. Education index  

The Education Index is measured from the “Mean years of schooling index” and the “Expected years of schooling index.”

  1. Job Index

Having a steady decent income earning job helps people to stay connected with the society. This measure is taken from a combined score of employment rate, personal earnings, job security and long term employment among the age group 15 to 64.

  1. Work Life Balance

Work life balance (WLB) is an indicator that describes the prioritization between work and personal care (health, leisure, family, pleasure.) Upon the realization of its importance, governments around the world strive to bring a better work life balance in every sector in the recent years.

  1. Civic Engagement

Having a stable government that is transparent in making decisions is a key for a social well being and cohesion. Civic engagement is the average mean of the measures political stability, transparency, control over corruption and voter turns outs. These values are, in fact, harsh realities of people living in certain countries.

  1. Global Peace Index

This aspect concerns the crime rate and safety index in a country. The experiences of tourists, societal safety and security, Internal peace, External peace, Positive Peace Index , Militarization all these factors have been taken into account in forming this score. The original scores are ranging from [-2.25 to 2.25] where -2.25 indicates the less peaceful state and 2.25 indicates the more peaceful state. We did a simple conversion math to derive our official score in the background.

This score is taken from the popular report “Global Peace Index“.

  1. Health

This index is calculated by considering the factors like life expectancy, wellness, and public access to healthcare, advancements and quality of healthcare systems.

  1. HDI Index

    (Human Development Index)

As the name signifies, it is a combined data measurement of literacy, standards of living, life expectancy and quality of life in the countries worldwide. Analysts, by using the data, can calculate – if a country is developed, developing or underdeveloped. It is used for evaluating the importance and benefit of various economic policies on the value or quality of life in a country.        

  1. Disaster Risk Management Index

This parameter is given in the range 0 to 10 where 0 indicates the minimum risk and 10 indicates the maximum risk. The percentage usually denotes the country’s vulnerability to natural disasters and humanitarian crises around the world. The natural negative effects include floods, earthquakes, droughts, storms and sea level rises (tsunami). Data of this index is collected from the Inform index for risk management.

  1. EPI (Environmental Performance Index)

The rankings of EPI are based on the performance of countries on environmental issues in two broad areas – preservation of ecosystems and protection of health (human) from any environmental harm or destruction.  

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty – Winston Churchill

Figures apart, each one of these countries has its own traits that can make anyone astonished. We tell you those facts along the way. Now, let’s start our journey in the reverse chronological order.

Top 30 Best Countries To Live In The World

Tell Us, How Happy Are You?

In the scale of 1 to 10 where 10 is the best (perfect) and 1 is somewhat okay, tell us which country you reside and how happy you are.Hit your comments in the comment section. We’re all ears !

30

Portugal


 Lifestyle9 Score : 5.08

best countries to live in the world

  • This country offers the most stable climate than any other country in the whole Europe.(3,300 hours of sunshine).
  • Portuguese are very welcoming, gracious & friendly. 90% of the total population speak foreign languages. Mostly English.
  • Being situated in the middle of 3 continents(America, Europe, and Africa) Portugal serves as a central place for all international routes. You can find international airports all around the country.
  • Portugal is one of the very few countries that has a well-defined border with a political stability.
  • For those who want to explore the beauty of Portugal, it offers a modern road network. It only takes not more than 2 hours to move around the major cities from north to south.Its clear and transparent taxation rules make Portugal to be one of the best countries to invest in properties.
  • According to UBS, Cost of living in Portugal is very low when comparing with the all other European Countries.
29

Chile


 Lifestyle9 Score : 5.18

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  • If you are planning an escape route to South America, your best option to settle down can’t be anything better than this “Beautiful Chilie”. Expats who live here Call this country as American Switzerland.
  • Its natural beauty, gorgeous weather, clean exciting cities, well planed efficient transportation systems, strong economy all these factors has started to attract the expats attention more and more in the recent years.
  • Its Lake District with pale green lakes, skiing, wild life and snow capped volcanoes are really hard to beat.
  • With its long 3999 miles of coast lines, Chilie offers 4 different climates and a variety of lifestyle options. From sunny Sea side beaches to the beautiful mountain villages to the busy breeze filling towns you can choose to live anywhere in your budget. Huffington post rates this country as the best place to retire and settle down.
  • Unfortunately, the people here are food addicts and their addiction goes with the name “ICE CREAM“. They love Ice Creams. In most of the times, either you can see them eating ice creams or lined up in a queue to buy it.

28

Taiwan


 Lifestyle9 score – 5.22

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’.

27

Japan


 Lifestyle9 Score : 5.26

best countries to live in the world

  • Strong religious freedom, Excellent healthcare, High literacy rate, High life expectancy are some important factors that make Japan standout from the rest of the world.
  • In Japan, people die hardly due to diseases. They maintain a high record for keeping diseases at a minimum. Unlike other countries,in Japan diseases are not a major national threatening issue that kills people in the bunch.
  • In Japan, Garbage Cleaner is given the title of Health Engineer. Getting this job is not that easy. He has to take up certificate courses to qualify for this job. Monthly salary of a typical health engineer come around $8000 while in other countries this role hardly exceeds $300.
  • People of Japan follow the rules and regulations by their nature. It made this country to be recognized as the 8th safest country in the world.
  • Regardless of the work pressure, they undergo in their working environment, they still show their compassion to co-workers and other members of society. It is often represented as one of the best qualities of these people.
  • People of Japan are known to be the inventors. Their inventions and successful adoption of technologies often take the world by surprise.
26

 South Korea


Lifestyle9 Score : 5.37

best country to live in the world

  • Whether want to visit or settle down in South Korea, you can pack your baggage without any second thought because people of this country are amazingly nice. However, it’s good to not plan around its below freezing winter seasons. Winter of Korea is not a joke.
  • People of Korea are tech savvy and have a strong liking towards the luxury brands. They swipe their credit cards more often than any other people in the world. Their credit card usage, high-speed internet everything turned this country as a perfect marketplace for the online luxury retailers.
  • South Korean Television shows and their pop culture often create a direct influence on international consumer purchases.
  • They are the most wired people in the world.82.7% of the South Korean population use the internet They have a virtual super market, digital countdown installed at bus stops and GPS system in every cab.
  • People around the world fly to South Korea not only for their awesome plastic surgical results but also for getting the ideal deals.

25

Italy


Lifestyle9 Score : 5.38

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  • In Italy there are lots of things that need to be improved to make it a perfect nation but still these few not to love about Italy can’t make this wonderful country stay behind from the best countries list. Break your pre assumed thoughts if you had any before you start to read about this country.
  • Once a home to ground breaking arts and artists, today the modern Italy attracts expats by boasting love in the air. We all knew it!
  • Accompanied by its rich culture, each part of a country tells a different fascinating story and boasts the world class restaurants, art works, monuments and museums.
  • With more than 4,600 miles of coast lines, Italy boasts 27 marine parks and the Mediterranean beaches in Europe. Spending your leisure time at these beaches is more like swimming in the tropical water.
  • Italians are well known for their famous work of music and arts, close family ties and not to mention their food addictions.
  • For expats, it’s one of the most welcoming countries. Expats population comes around 6% of Italy’s total population. It’s needless to say that foreigners will not find it hard to develop friendship with locals.

24

United States


 Lifestyle9 score – 5.39United 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 night life 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).
23

United Arab Emirates


 Lifestyle9 score – 5.42

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  • UAE and Qatar are the two Islamic countries from Gulf region made our list. These countries may not sound the best place to live for many people because you can not own anything if you are not a citizen there. And you will not get citizenship even if you live your whole life there. Culturally they may not be suitable for Europeans and Americans. But for the people who are born in UAE and who are the actual citizens, it is the best place to live without a question.
  • Almost every resident of United Arab Emirates is rich. Their government does not impose any tax on the income. Disregarding the common belief, oil resources are not the only reason for their richness. In fact, they account for only 7% of the total wealth. Rest of the income is generated from the heavy investments made in Industrial organizations and technologies.
  • United Arab Emirates, also called as UAE or Emirates is a country comprising of seven emirates. These seven are Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Fujairah, Umm al-Quwain, Sharjah and Khaimah. Every emirate is ruled by a monarch and all the monarchs collectively form the Federal Supreme Council. Being a Muslim country, Islam is mainly practiced while Arabic is regarded as the official language. It has multiple oil reserves (fourth largest) and natural gas reserves.
  • Burj Khalifa is a famous skyscraper in Dubai. It has achieved the honor of being the tallest man-made structure in the world.
  • 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. Football is a very popular sport in the UAE.
22

Costa Rica


 Lifestyle9 score – 5.44

 best countries to live in

  • People of Costa Rica are expressed the highest level of life satisfaction than in any other countries. Apart from that, there are hundreds of reasons that suggest why you should move to Costa Rica if you ever consider relocation.
  •  It offers an excellent lifestyle at the best possible cost. It’s well established, transparent political state makes this country more appealing, happier and fast growing.
  • Costa Rica is well known for their safety. You can rarely hear of people involving in any kind of crime here and there.
  • It is one of the greenest, happiest countries known for their beach destinations.
  • Since this peaceful country can cut back the costs on standing army, they spend their money for offering universal health care and free educational programs.
  • Their high quality up to date health care systems make its people healthier. Life expectancy of Costa Rica comes around 79 years which is one among the highest scores in the world.
  • Costa Rica is not behind in technologies too. It offers reliable high speed internet even in the remote areas. People of Costa Rica update their lifestyle with up to date technologies.
  • It also offers lots of business opportunities for those who intend to start their own business.
21

France


 Lifestyle9 Score : 5.51

best country to live in

  • French people are well known for their lifestyle. They usually enjoy a better lifestyle than any other people in the world.
  • France is set to have the highest number of Muslim population in the whole Europe.(Nearly 6 million).
  • One of the main factors which enable France to win the ranking is its world-class health care system. Expecting moms are treated like a treasure here.
  • It has won the title of “Best places in the world “ for 5 times in a row by International Living magazine which awards 100 points for its health care, safety & risk and 92 points for its infrastructure.
  • Special things about France are TGV trains, beaches, Food and culture, ski resorts, Extra hospital beds last, but not least it’s always warm climate.

 

  • Jeffrey Harris

    Just want to point out I live in America and bigotry and racism is one of the biggest problems to our country. Anyone who is different is not only made fun of but bullied,forced to be alone or with people like them,assaulted,and unfortunately there are plenty of White Supremacy groups like the KKK or Neo Nazis who are not only racist but will target anyone who isn’t white,christian,american(by birth),pro life,republican,or anyone who isn’t just like them and they are well known for seeking out and killing men and women who are different. Not as bad as it was many years ago but it still happens. Even you’re average people are brainwashed by the media and political groups like Republicans to hate immigrants,liberals,democrats,jews,blacks,hispanics,foreigners,non christians,and most of all Muslims or anyone from the middle east. If you truly want to know how bad racism is then look up videos of one of the men running for President of The United States Donald Trump (and doing very well, so well he might win)and listen to his fear mongering,lies,hate speeches,racism,bigotry,and general ignorance on everything. Most people treat our current president Barrack Obama like trash just because he’s half black, and he has actually done an amazing job in office. So before running off to America for the American dream keep in mind the people are horrible ignorant racists and most of our leaders take all our money and give it to the filthy rich.

    • tariq

      thats not true.

      • Shananang

        Yes it is ik how bad america is and how racist it is and how donald trump is a lie,racist, and insensitive person for presedent. Canada however is a great place and the best place i have lived in ever in all my life

        • tariq

          “america is racist” is a false statement. There are individuals in the country of America that are racist. I live in Ga, and go to a school full of international students. No one is racist here. The president is a racist individual, but a person can not judge an entire country with such population by just a few peoples judgements. There are plenty of good people here and much more freedom. Canada is great too, visited before, liked it!

          • Lafayette

            {I live in Ga}

            And where would “Ga” be. In the northern or southern hemisphere.

            You are abbreviating a state’s name because you “think” every one understands your “lingo”. And this is PRECISELY the problem in the US. The inability to look both outside AND inside to a question or issue.

            You presume that the world knows what “Ga” means because that is the little-world you live in. And, frankly, it is the same “world-view” throughout the US.

            Where people cannot possibly conceive other ways-of-living and, more so, other key-attributes of life-style. Like, for instance, the one Bernie is trying to convey.

            Lifestyle is NOT measured with Money, Money, Money and “Who’s Got It, and Who not?”

          • tariq

            It’s not that hard to look up Ga

          • ####

            You’re a racist for saying that all Americans think everyone gets their slang or lingo, because that’s not true. (By the way, never start a sentence with “and” you stereotypical pinecone.)

          • benson

            “And” at the beginning of a sentence is grammatically incorrect only when it introduces a fragment. Your use of “racist” doesn’t seem to have anything to do with racism.

          • Evelyn Po

            I am an American; however I have traveled many places around the world including Egypt. Morocco, Senegal, most of western Europe and some of Eastern Europe as well as Costa Rica. I absolutely love to travel and encounter new cultures and people. I think travel broadens you – you learn their are many ways to do things and that people are basically the same everywhere.I do understand your views of the USA because many people are very insulated and not interested in the rest of the world. I think the person using Ga, however, just didn’t want people to recognize the state, Georgia, which is a southern state and has had trouble with racism. I am all for Bernie and I think he would have been a great addition to the world. I totally agree that Europe has life more balanced with family and associations higher than money. Honestly, I would love to live in France or Italy, but just can’t afford it. It’s unlikely I’d get a permanent visa and would not be covered by healthcare..

          • petunia

            Doesn’t surprise me you like Bernie- I’ve read your other racist comments. He’s a nut job

          • Carlo Raab

            In either Italy or France, a US citizen would easily get citizenship after a few years of residence. Because both countries are colonies of the USA, in short. Moreover, health care is guaranteed to everyone in both countries, stupidly because that’s why those countries are getting flooded with migrants.

          • petunia

            You know where it is you moron- you’re just a show off. The US is STILL the best place in the world to live. The most opportunity and freedoms than ANYWHERE.

          • Shananang

            Most of america is racist but not all. Thanks for correcting my mistake

          • benson

            And the racism has infected American citizens of all races.

          • petunia

            A few are rasict – you need to move out of your crappy neighborhood if it’s MOST

        • steven wright

          So how is Donald Trump racist name some things since u think u know everything. Your probably one of those bitches voting for a president that like black lives matter or just voting because they will legalize pot. Tell me what u know about Donald Trump. Don’t go to Google to look shit up. U think u know the candidates because of the news and media and all those racist black people. Let me guess he’s only racist cuz he is white. Lol dumb but idiot.

          • Shananang

            Are you dumb? Why don’t you look up the wall he wants to build? And what he had said about mexicans? I don’t blame you cause i found out about the wall abit later. The world should be in a place where rights are equel to evreybody because we are all diferent but still human.

          • Gilad

            Do you live in the woods? Your HOUSE has walls. I guess that makes you racist

          • benson

            Equivocation fallacy.

          • steven wright

            he wants to build a wall because he wants people that are illegal out of this country how the fuck is that racist. wonder why shit is so pricey these days blame the illegals they are coming here commiting crimes and taking peoples jobs. its funny how all these people talk shit about america but yet they all come here in the end.

          • Derrick

            First off if you’re competing with an illegal for a job, the jobs not worth having. Second the reason why things are so ” pricey” is a direct result of supply side economics enacted by George W Bush. Third Donald The Flip-flopping Trumpanzee is racist because he says things ” Where’s my African American, I think I saw one here right? ” The use of “my” and ” saw one” is very racist, I’m sure being the under educated redneck you are, you think the only way someone is racist is if they call someone a nigger. Fourth a wall will serve absolutely no purpose at all. Immigrants will just use the existing tunnels that go under the wall that’s already there or build more. Plus to enforce a wall with the rest of his immigration security will cost more than the 117 billion it cost to support them now. Not to mention farmers will have to close up shop resulting in economic breakdown among the fertilizer companies, trucking companies that hauled products from the farm, and small businesses will lose cash money income.

          • steven wright

            what the fuck kinda name is that you got. lmao you must be one of the illegals thats complaining lol

          • Freddie DC

            You’re the dumb “butt” idiot you no writing tool. MOST rational thinking people are NOT surprised when someone suggest Trump’s a racist. What rock do you live under? Have you not been following the shit that orange MF has been saying about any and all who aren’t old smelly ass white men? One thing we do know about him is that he’s a FCKN con man who has brain washed dumb asses like yourself. We may not know if he’s a racist or not but we sure as hell know that he plays to angry ass racists who storm into a conversation losing his shit about black people over some clown he doesn’t even know.

            We’re not your fking enemy.

          • steven wright

            wait so you call him racist. but what does that make you you just called him orange mfbasically calling him a orange white guy. dude also i dont live under any rock. i bet you use to live under a rock until u smoked it all crack head get a life. dude first off hows your criminal record. the main reason blacks bitch about not getting work is because they cant even pass a fucking backround check. and let me guess where you get your shit your talking about the news or media. get a life freddie bunch muncher.

          • steven wright

            dude serious and you think hillary is gonna do any better shes lied so many times but yet people keep trusting her. you really thinking shes gonna come in there and just fix shit for blacks just like that. takes time and time we dont have. plus its funny half the people complaining about trump cant even vote to begin with. blm needs to cool off also they have been causing problems on innocent people. why dont blm take it out on the cops and government what did these people do to you people. i honestly in my opinion which you have one as well is i honestly dont like none of the candidates but if i had to choose one it wouldnt be hillary. she is gonna fuck blacks over way worst you will see. just like blacks voted for obama cause he is black well that didnt do any good did it. im not choosing because of race and im not racist but i dont like any of this that is going on. i hate being put in it as if im the one who caused all this shit that is happening

          • Evelyn Po

            We don’t have to say anything to let us know Trump is racist! He said it ALL himself! He talks like a white supremist – but he actually hates EVERYONE. Is is also probably insane!

          • steven wright

            lol yea and hillary is gonna do everything shes says right she is tricking you all to get your vote. look im not racist ok but i honestly dont like any of the candidates voting but i know i wont vote for hillary and all you know about trump is what the media talks about which is everything bad about him. im not saying he is a saint but hillary is backed by obama and others that want your vote to fill his pocket he is going to bank off continuing obama care which i think everyone should have a right to get there own health insurance and what not. look this is my opinion as you have yours. and how does he hate everyone. and if you support blm your dumb because white people that support that dont realize they fucking hate you and they laugh at you there even beating there own supporters but you have your opinion and i have mine god bless you.

          • Evelyn Po

            As I said, LISTEN to him. He talks racism hate, disgust. I am not his press agent. Listen to him for yourself! Hopefully you can make a decision if you listen to what he actually says. He is actually demented!

          • Cody Lewis

            Evelyn, do you KNOW that he hates EVERYONE, have you ever personally sat down and talked with the man, NO, you’ve only seen what you saw or read on the MEDIA, which is controlled with other people with MONEY, you see, I could say that my best friend is Gay, and you would have no choice to believe me, because you’ve never met him. Then if you here anything different, you are less likely to believe it, because humans naturally adopt the first thing they hear, and will stick to it until proven otherwise. Now my friend isn’t but it’s the theory there. I am not supporting trump either, but he still isn’t the worst person that this world has seen,look at Hitler, now tell me that Trump, is a racist.

          • petunia

            They can’t name anything- it’s just the media and liberals spreading that. They can’t give examples

        • petunia

          Move to another country or at least from your crappy neighborhood and friends

    • Spen418

      Let not put every American on the classification. There good people this country.

    • Shananang

      Instead of america just go to canada

      • Riddlemethis

        It’s ridiculously easy to obtain Canadian citizenship especially if you have a fat wallet and are from Asia.

      • petunia

        And have crappy healthcare? No thank you

    • rEKTM8

      You’re the one full of hate, for collectively blaming an entire political group, religion etc… for things that a very small amount of people do. There’s only a couple thousand KKK members and have a very small if any influence on anything. “seeking out and killing men and women who are different” I don’t see that happening very much but in Islamic countries it’s legal to stone women and homosexuals, how is that not bigotry but Trump is? On the flip side most Muslims are very nice and loving people but less than 1% of them ruin the reputation of all them. I agree Trump is not a good guy and most likely won’t be a good president at all. I am neither a republican or Trump supporter, not even close but am curios to hear your response.

      • kris

        i am out and travel everyday and never experience or see any of what u speak. I do hear news of it………strange….i went to Trump rally and he spoke only of love for America. When i came home and saw the news…..well it was not reported correctly…….strange…..

        • rEKTM8

          http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f41_1462529834

          Here’s a Muslim woman gettting stoned for refusing a forced marriage.

          • Ali Zaidi

            That may be a muslim woman, however i can gurantee its not becuase of her faith most likely its probably becuase of a family that is super cultural

          • Joshua

            The majority of a nation’s culture stems from its most-common faith.

          • Truthfull One

            Stoning is in the Bible not the Quran. Its the Christians as usual and then blaming others.

        • Evelyn Po

          Trump is a con man who despises everyone and everything except himself. He is also probably certifyably insane! Seeing you defend him shows me just how gullible you are!

          • petunia

            You talk about insane? How much money have you made? How many businesses do you run? If intelligence is insanity maybe you should be more so?

    • Btheladyinred

      I have to admit when I was reading Denmark are being number one, I was thinking how much they would want me and my half black daughter living there. I’m pretty sure she would not just fit into that perfect country. At least in America we do have diversity.

      • Gilad

        Diversity is a fifth column. Every group has their own interests, diversity breeds destruction and mistrust. Take your half black daughter to south africa

        • Muz

          Examples?

      • Freddie DC

        There are people of color in Denmark. You daughter would fit in well there as there are mulattos there also.

      • petunia

        They pay WAY too much in taxes and their healthcare sucks. Nice to visit though

    • Dntakeitpersonal

      Well said!

    • Gaius_Suetonius_Tranquillus

      Then leave.

    • Gilad

      You are such a fucking idiot if you believe Donald Trump and the KKK are threats to the American public. The Klan hasn’t killed a single person in over 20 years and that was a lynching involving a black man that killed a cop and got away with it “mistrial”. And that was a single klan chapter.
      We have Muslim radical supporting Isis and blacks killing each other and whites en masse. Look at the facts and figures. If you believe in the crap you’ve written, you’re probably a lily white self-hating cuck that has never lived in the inner city. NYC born and raised, you dumb cuck and I’m not even white, sad I need to correct you. Had to say that before you pull the you’re racist card. I raise you my Jew card, any racist attacks will be countered with muh holocaust. Fuck you.

    • jammy jimmy

      Another keyboard crybaby pussy…I wonder where he lives not in my town in USA…

    • meatmann50

      I live in America and Obama’s policies have brought us back to the race wars of the 60s! It’s progressive policies that create racism

      • Evelyn Po

        Obama had nothing to dowith it! It was caused by the outrageous hatred that Trump promoted! He made it all right for all the disgusting little bugs to crawl out from under the rocks again!

        • Cody Lewis

          Ma’am there were sparks of racism in crazy numbers before Trump even started running, I am in now way condoning trump, he is a racist prick, but Hillary isn’t much better, look at the FBI, and Sanders probably only endorsed her because he was threatened or something. The whole country really is brainwashed, and it’s terrible. I live in USA as well, more specifically Maine.

        • petunia

          Trump wasn’t on the scene when Obama took over and ruined this country sweety. Racism has made a come back because of him. He is the racist

    • Will Gibson

      even though you are right about racism that doesn’t make America a bad country. It is still a very good place to live. Not everyone is racist.

      • eraofd

        With a very poor healthcare system, poor education system, and other things, I don’t think so.

      • petunia

        STILL the best country! Would be much better without Obama and the Clintons

    • eraofd

      Democrats are just as ignorant and racist as the Republicans. As for Obama, if you think he has done an amazing job, you must be one of the upper scale folks. President Obama, like the previous Presidents, does not care about the working class and the poor. You are truly ignoring the fact that President Obama is one of the biggest supporters of the Trans Pacific Partnership and one of the pro-war Presidents.

    • Joshua

      The entire conversation this post started only proves that the USA (calling the USA America is ignorant and grossly innacurate, since there are many other countries in the Americas) is now a terrible place to live.
      If you want to live where you are surrounded by self-entitled and butt-hurt children, then move to the USA. As for me, I’m leaving.

      • petunia

        Move

    • Chikere C

      You’ve summed up everything I’ve ever wanted to say !

    • petunia

      Not sure where you live but you need to get away from your bad neighborhood and friends. Obama has made racism a thing again but it was practically wiped out. He has led public schools down a bad path and there are some kids who the liberal teachers have ruined. But, for much of the country people are good, decent and honest people. The US is prosperous and if you work hard and are decent you can get somewhere. You can’t say that for many other countries. The media has brainwashed you- along with many other Democrats-into believing the country needs their brand of wacko liberalism.

  • Sumantr Arora

    Nor Sweden niether Norway are now places to be in this list …… These two countries will be worst place to live in next five years.

    • Neil

      No they won’t.

  • Fed Up

    Don’t forget that if make a simple business mistake even with no criminal intent as I did you can be convicted in federal court and labeled as a felon for life here. I’m disgusted and fed up with what’s going on in our so called justice system. I will leave this place and see what the world has to offer. Anyone considering moving here should understand how this criminal system operates. I’ve see many lives needlessly ruined. I’m ready for a change for the better.

    Fed Up

  • Fed Up
  • TyLean Polley

    What a poorly written post.

  • Shananang

    I farted

  • Nathan

    This post is on the right track for many concepts, but I know well educated american people that would die before they lived in Scandinavia. (Of course Vise Versa the other way too). Yet, I also think that someone who is an outdoor enthusiast is going to have a really really hard time in the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, and or Belgium. I am not saying they don’t have outdoor opportunities, but very little compared to New Zealand, Switzerland, Canada, USA or Norway. As a Canadian who has lived in Australia and Norway, I can easily say that our daily lives are MUCH happier than most Scandinavians. We get more sun and are more open with one another in times of need or just in day to day life. My Norwegian girlfriend and I still joke about the struggles of myself as a Canadian when I was living in Norway. She explained that my natural open Canadian self was too open for Norwegians, and that the reserved boxed approach is more or less the only way to do things there. People would walk on the streets in Oslo and would look miserable. They are almost terrified to ask another norwegian for help with directions. My girlfriend nearly begged me to not ask someone for direction help. If you ask in USA/Canada or many other countries, you would have a swarm of people wanting to help you.

    ON a different note, Another big wrong thing here is that people throughout Australia, Canada, USA and other larger countries live completely different lives from region to region. The West/North of Canada/USA is largely involved in foreign concepts, has a lot lower obesity rates, is happier, and has large access/use of wonderful outdoor abilities. Unlike the east of Canada or the South of USA that is very obese, lack of outdoor ability, and in the east of Canada’s case has harsher winters and shorter summers.

    I think it’s all about perspective. No doubt the social benefits are amazing in the scandinavian countries but the long dark winters of the scandinavian countries give countless reasons for many to either use the “Happiness lamps” provided or simply commit suicide. I love all of the countries named in the top 30, but for some to put others over one another in many cases is actually just false/ going to cause some nationalism.

    • Nyarlathotep Flagg

      I’ve lived in Norway, Finland, Sweden and traveled around the world. And I will say this straight out: You’re lying. That or you’re badly misportraying this.

      It is a social norm in many parts of the northern countries, not to just bother people you don’t know. But it is not a norm for them to be unfriendly, unsocial or putting up any “Reserved boxes”. Personal space is something that is generally highly respected, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t allowed to ask anything.

      Another point which a certain known youtuber debunked, was the presumption that winters are just dark and gloomy here in the north. It is as of fact: White. Blindingly so, it is actually really annoyingly white. The way he said it was: “You expect Scandinavia to be dark and gloomy during the winter right? Like a darker version of what we get? But it’s not, it is as of fact white and bright. It is actually so fucking bright, that I can hardly keep my eyes open. And everywhere I look everything is white and shining, and not in a very pleasant way. It is blinding.”(Now I don’t remember it perfectly, but that was a very close likeness to what he said). That is not to say the sun doesn’t go down a bit earlier, but for most of the year, it is not as much of a difference as you might think. It varies ofc, but this last year, I can remember 4 days when the sun settled unusually early. In general it didn’t go down till somewhere past 17-18:00. I as of fact find that rather comfortable, when the sun goes down just as you’re having dinner.

      But considering the BS about Japanese Health Care in here, I don’t think this misconception is even half as bad. They do by far, have the best health care in the world. With an average life expectancy of 83. No other country comes close. But they give it the worst scores. Pathetic.

      • Lafayette

        {That or you’re badly misportraying this.}

        The above is most likely. Americans grade “everything” foreign in relation to the US.

        That hardly is the best measuring stick. A Yank, I’ve lived abroad in Europe for 30-years and the lifestyle here is far and beyond what work-work-work Americans can even conceive.

        Americans love-to-work, they are the only developed nation that gives vacation-time back to their companies, because otherwise they get bored-silly.

        But, that’s the fault of who or what? Their upbringing, I say … a wrong set-of-values. Very wrong values adopted without thought.

        Neither money nor work-work-work is the be-all and end-all meaning of our brief existence on this planet …

      • Nathan

        I was referring to our ability to be open with one another, especially here in North America/ oz/ many other countries; this really can possible lead to a more friendly life. Of course you can ask random people on the streets of Norway where to go and what to do. I maybe shouldn’t of said reserved boxes, but don’t bring your macho out too much since Norwegian people really are very reserved and shy. It’s not rude or wrong, it’s just different. My significant other has told me numerous times to not ask people where to go in Oslo, as she said it’s a little uncomfortable for Norwegians. So as a Canadian, I find this a little to closed. I feel as if nobody is happy here. I know they are, but even like smiling to people on the streets can be odd. Pardon me if I said something offensive, but essentially I am agreeing that this article is very poor mis represented. -Like most articles we will find. As soon as you start saying that one thing is better than the other, you are going to have personally opinions fly up. No youtuber has debunked the myth, if he did, it’s more than likely biased. I also meant that there isn’t much sun in Norway, like just sun you can feel on your bare skin. Historically, the climate of Norway receives more precipitation in the summer, hence why the summers are also not very long and hot. & If you live in say North of Bergen, your winters are obviously darker and longer. Even on the 60th degree of latitude in the capital of Oslo, or Helsinki, or almost Stockholm for that matter, it is a darker winter. It’s a mathematical fact. At worst, the sun comes up at 9:30 and sets at 2:30 in Oslo!! Imagine in the North!! 2 months of pure darkness. I will post link of it below and it can show you all the times of the sun. I have no idea why you say they are bright. My winter in the southern most part of Norway was painful. Can’t even imagine if you lived in the North. I know it’s dark up there.

        I just spent some time in those countries, and to say that it’s better than somewhere else is wrong. It might be for some people for some reasons, but like every article, it might be biased or not include certain pieces of information. I like the work life balance of the scandinavian countries, but they are definitely NOT happier people than many of the other countries on this list.

        • “Unlike the east of Canada or the South of USA that is very obese, lack
          of outdoor ability, and in the east of Canada’s case has harsher winters
          and shorter summers.”

          Have you ever been east of Quebec?? Lack of outdoor ability?? I honestly think a quick Google search would help you to not look so ignorant in your comments. Google “Things to do in outdoors in the Maritimes”. Or any tourism website for any province east of Quebec. And harsher winters? Really? Again, I live in Nova Scotia and while we can have some doozies for storms our winters are generally mild, like the west coast, and our summers are pretty much warm/hot from June to the middle/end of October.

          • Nathan

            Although I didn’t mention anything about Quebec, I will fully agree, it’s one of the places that is an exception. Quebec has a lot of outdoor activities and has almost the same level of obesity level as BC( the lowest). Actually you are wrong on the rest sorry, Go read the Government of Canada’s obesity information page. The east of Canada does have a much higher level of obesity. For example, Nova Scotia has a 10% higher rate than the national average. The government of Canada states that the mentality in the west is already leaning towards a healthier lifestyle/diet.Yet, I am just saying that in the west we have a ridiculous amount of possibilities, of course you can have an active lifestyle in the east, but since there is so much here in BC particularly, everyone eventually finds some niche like thing to do. It has to also be a combination of our diet as my step mom from Saint John eats like absolute shit. I’m not sure what your diet is over there, but there is proof that it’s leading your obesity levels higher.

            Your weather absolutely sucks, yes I have been there. The summer’s are absolutely breathtaking as you say, but otherwise, it’s cold and not really raining nor snowing. It’s like a mix and nothing sticks. At least when it gets cold here in interior BC, we’re talking snow, mountains, epic snowboarding, ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, endless possibilities. In Vancouver, you have a world class city that sure as shit gets to much rain I admit, but it’s still warmer than Halifax or Saint John’s for much of the year. Go look at the weather charts. Not to mention, if you’re in Vancouver, you can seriously do so much. Not like the east of Canada is a bad place to live, but there’s no way it trumps the west in my opinion.

          • Riddlemethis

            In Canada, you either get frostbite or you rust. That’s their climate.

          • LOL As if.

  • Snerp

    You have a picture of Banff, Alberta, Canada representing #29 Chile LOL!

    • Nathan

      haha Glad someone else noticed that. Chile is spectacular, but that beautiful Gem is from my home land 😉

  • Zachary Zarko

    I’m American, but I have lived in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Iraq. All of those countries are medieval when it comes to women’s rights, gender equality, religious tolerance, and outright hostility toward non-Muslim westerners (infidels). Wearing a visible crucifix or carrying a Bible can land you in jail for proselytizing. In fact, all of these countries are so intolerant of Christianity that the Red Cross has to use the red crescent symbol there.

    Also, Shia, Sunni, and Kurds hate one another just as much as they hate infidels. All young people are required to serve in the military – so there are lots of teenagers running around with AK-47s. It’s a pressure cooker situation – not a nice, relaxing, peaceful place to live or work.

    • Carlo Raab

      The reason for all this backwardness is simple: the Muslim world feels threatened by the West and its assault on their resource. Simple to understand: stop getting so high on hydrocarbon derivates all the time.

  • Sig.ra D’Acciaio Lama

    I think there are a lot of false statements about Denmark. Denmark produces 71% of energy from fossil fuels https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_countries_by_fossil_fuel_use_%28%25_of_total_energy%29. It has 39% of women in parliament https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_countries_by_percentage_of_women_in_national_parliaments. Health expense is higher in Germany https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_countries_by_health_expense_per_person. I guess that the ranking was written by considering people living in the country, and the Danish are pretty proud of their own country, they live without problems and do not thinking about the future. So to say: dummies are happier

  • Rin

    I’m pretty sure the photo for Chile is Alberta’s Rocky Mountains…

  • jonesy

    Sweden, Rape Capital of the world. And second best city to live in!

    • Maximiliam

      Not really true and the data can not be compared as every country have their own rules of counting. Some countries does not even report any data!

      There are three types of factors that determine the outcome of crime statistics: statistical factors, legal factors, and substantive factors. The combined effect of these “make it safe to contend that the Swedish rape statistics constitute an ‘over-reporting’ relative to the European average”.

      Unlike the majority of countries in Europe, crime data in Sweden are collected when the offence in question is first reported, at which point the classification may be unclear. In Sweden, once an act has been registered as rape, it retains this classification in the published crime statistics, even if later investigations indicate that no crime can be proven or if the offence must be given an alternative judicial classification.

      Sweden also applies a system of expansive offence counts. Other countries may employ more restrictive methods of counting. The Swedish police registers one offence for each person raped, and if one and the same person has been raped on a number of occasions, one offence is counted for each occasion that can be specified. For example, if a woman says she has been raped by her husband every day during a year, the Swedish police may record more than 300 cases of rape. In many other countries only a single offence would be counted in such a situation.

      People are more prone to report sexual misconduct in Sweden as it is a very equal and open society.

    • Fraught

      Sweden is not a city, fucktard. Also, one news article from a sensationalist publication is not a good indicator for the overall statistics of a country. 99(.999999) percent of Swedes go their whole lives enjoying all the benefits of a life in Sweden (as compared to other countries) without coming into contact with rape at all in their everyday lives, or even the THREAT of rape.

      There is no country in the world that is completely free of crime, so what do you suggest should be put into the top 3?

  • Salama

    🙂

  • Gaius_Suetonius_Tranquillus

    Denmark is #1? Somebody needs their head examined.

    Here are the first page of results of a google search for “muslim rapists in Denmark.”

    Something is rotten in Denmark.

    Every day, at least eight Danish women are raped or attempted raped, shows the latest victim study from the Danish Crime Prevention Council. It is estimated that around 3600 and at least 2,800 rapes are committed per year, the Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet reports. Of the cases that are reported, seven out of ten are rejected before they go to court, either by the police or by prosecutors, says the most recent figures from the Crime Prevention Council.

    Denmark ‘astonished’ at 1,000% Muslim Somali majority crime numbers.

    Sweden and Denmark have highest number of sexual assaults in Europe
    The finding was made by the European Agency for Fundamental Rights

    DENMARK: Muslim immigration means “Danes can no longer sit on their own balcony and eat a ham sandwich”
    MUSLIM immigrant gangs in Denmark are stronger than ever and hatred for the native Danish population continues to escalate.

    DENMARK: 17-year-old girl who successfully fended off a would-be (Muslim?) rapist by using pepper spray is now facing criminal charges. The muslim said “She should just be silent and allow the rape.”

    • Gilad

      We’d kill the rag heads entire family in Israel for attacking that girl, no shame. You should NEVER treat a wild dog like he is your brother. Put it down.

      • Carlo Raab

        Even a wild dog has its good reasons for being rabid. Cure it, if you can.

    • Krelle757

      I’m sorry but most of these “incidents” are poorly rephrased or dramatized. I’m from Denmark so i’ve of course been listening to the news regularly and i of course also heard about that last thing you mentioned about the girl fending off the muslim rapists but the rapist argument was, that “she never said no” and not that poor lie you told. They did debate of course what would be correct to do, but after a couple of weeks people concluded that it was the rapist to blame and not the girl. The same with the other incidents you wrote, most are simply just “lies” to make it more dramatic. Don’t get me wrong, i’m not trying to defend my country as the “best country”, i’m simply pointing out that lies like these happend in every country due to news stations trying to make it more dramatic.

      • Gaius_Suetonius_Tranquillus

        So everybody is lying? I’d really like to know. A guy from Sweden told me the same thing you did, yet the stories keep on coming.

        • Krelle757

          Well tbh i don’t really care if you think im lying. I’m simply telling you not to believe everything you read on the internet especially in these cases. I’ve personally also experienced a bunch of lies being told by news sites when i read about what is happening in other countries but yea i guess they are just a bunch of attention hungry morons.
          Anyways have a nice day

          • Gaius_Suetonius_Tranquillus

            I didn’t tell you that you were lying; I asked you if everybody else was lying. Get your story straight and don’t put words in peope’s mouths.

          • Krelle757

            My bad, i read your previous comment wrongly, i apologize. My previous statement still holds up though. Do not believe everything those news site tell you, especially in the likes of this situation. Cheers.

        • Carlo Raab

          Fact is, most of the new immigrants are MALES. So what did you expect?!

    • Carlo Raab

      That’s the result of letting all the rabble from the Muslim world (and Africa) in the EU …. to please the globalists. The safety of most of the EU countries has been heavily compromised by the diktats of the EU officials on immigration. The EU is just about finished.

  • Interesting collection. Thanks for sharing it!

  • Joyce

    i love how you did not mention Africa you piece of shit. What you think Africa is not one of the best countries to live in? Think again asshole, Africa is great, WONDERFUL cultures, food, music and lifestyle. NEVER forget.

    • Freebandz OG Double D

      Africa is a continent, ma’am…

    • Riddlemethis

      Go back to your trophy hunting.

  • Brian Richard

    Nothing written in this article is true. For instance Costa Rica. My God, literally everything they wrote was a lie. Extremely expensive, High Crime, crumbling infrastructure, a bankrupt CAJA ( universal health care system ) that is incapable of providing basic care such as removal of tonsils or hemorrhoids.

    • peter93

      I agree, you have to be on the ground to see the true character of each place for YOU. For example, I live in Canada and hate it, think it’s one of the worst countries you can ever have the misfortune to end up in. Others say it’s really great. Same for all the others. Too subjective to be meaningful. But I agree that generally one can divide countries into those with pretty nature/climate, those with less pretty nature, and everything else somewhere inbetween depending on who you are and what you want.

  • ANN

    I live in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (No. 13) and really love the life style here. Canadians are blessed and most realize it, especially when you’ve traveled. We have medical care under our government, although it may not be 100% perfect, it is still there when you need it. Beneficial to not having to give up your house to pay the financial burden when a family member has health issues. Not as good as the German medical system, which is very impressive, but still better than most countries. We have the city life, urban life and country life…your choice.

    Quebec has so many activities and events all year round that include water sports, boating, beaches, tons of lakes, balloon riding, horse back riding, ski hills, formula 1, dancing and musical artists, car and motor bike racing, arts, theater, football, soccer, hockey, free fireworks and free festivals, dog sledding, snow shoeing, snow castles, water surfing, hiking, fruit picking, skateboarding, biking trails, iron man, etc. You name it and we have it from coast to coast there is little Canada does not offer. The weather is wonderful, blue skies most days both in summer and winter. The winter can be a little long if you don’t get out and enjoy it. The sun on the snow can be blinding (put on sun glasses) but beautiful none the less and winter air is crisp and fresh. Fall you have the trees of many colors and gorgeous scenery’s.

    There are a multitude of international cultures that are integrated into this great country. All nationalities here are considered equal and treated as humans not like outsiders. It is an ignorant and small person who attacks others instead of embarrassing their differences. Here people laugh and smile all the time. We say hello to strangers and help outsiders when needed. Last winter I was stuck in a ditch due to slippery road conditions and within 30 minutes, 4 vehicles had stopped and asked if I required assistance. What a great place, when people care about each other. In Montreal, we respect our differences and take what is the best from all nationalities. The French language is used in Quebec and commonly use in Montreal however, you will hear many languages. There are so many diversities of people that we get to enjoy the best from other places without having to go very far. I’ve enjoyed the African, Brazilian, Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, German and many other types of foods, languages, music, arts and stories from their homes during activities and festivals held in and around Montreal. These various cultures contribute to make Canada the wonderful environment it has become. I am proud to be a Canadian and part of this world. It is inspiring to see people of all cultures join together and make a better place for all to live and enjoy.

    The work force is strong here and there are jobs for those who are willing and able to work. The minimum wage is presently at $10.55, not as strong as it should be in my opinion however it is better than starving. We have other government assistant programs for those who need them.

    Air pollution is high in Montreal compare to some places. Most rural areas are clean but the downtown core can sometimes get dirty as there are many activities where people litter and the clean up can sometimes take time. There are also drunk people who have a tendency to urinate in corners leaving an unpleasant odor at times. We also have a homeless population that beg on street corners, mostly in the core of Montreal. I believe there are negative sides to any place you get to know. Not everything is nice and rosy, there is bigotry racism and hatred everywhere, you should stop it by removing it from your life…if everyone did this it would disappear.

    The scenery in Canada is impressive when you travel, which I have seen from coast to coast, and I would recommend this trip to anyone. I loved it, seeing all the wild life, rocky mountains, lakes, and life styles in general. I had been ignorant to some facts about Canada and this trip made me realized that Canadians are truly blessed, also that Canada has a protected rain forest. Fantastic right… lol I’ve been lucky and have traveled to Egypt, Germany, Spain, France, Austria, Italy, USA, Cuba, Dominican, Mexico and all of Canada (except PEI and Newfoundland) which I will do soon. Each country has many wonderful things to see and do which are unique to themselves.

    I was looking for a new home to semi-retire, where the ocean water is warm and life has an easy pace. Where I would encounter new friends and create my new world of happiness within. That is what brought me to this site. After reading the comments here I am certain I can eliminate some places and thank those who took the time to write. I would definitely keep my base home here in Canada but still build another life in a foreign country. Hopefully I will choose wisely.

    • Riddlemethis

      Montreal sucks and Vancouver is the best place on earth…at least that’s what Vancouverites say despite all their issues with money laundering and high cost of living.

      • Carlo Raab

        Canada and the USA are far too expensive places where to live. If you don’t have a very well paid job you live a simple life because everything about you is gauged by those societies on the amount of money you make. Pathetic. I forgot to mention the unpleasantness of the Canadian Immigration officers … like the Inquisition and all devoted to fend off possible “illegal” immigrants. From a country made up by waves of illegal immigrants (as seen from the natives’ point of view) that is unacceptable!

    • Carlo Raab

      I’m from Europe and have lived in Montreal for several months, on two occasions. The place sucks, as an American would say, and came to prefer the USA which still I find a racist and dangerous place. The people in Montreal are the problem, they are of many races but never mix and you can end up being very isolated if you are a newcomer. The impression they gave me is to be there just to study, work and earn money. They cannot talk about anything else: study, work, make money. I don’t know about other places in Canada, yet, but find the USA better than Montreal and Quebec and many countries in Europe, despite all the new illegal immigrants, are still best.

  • Riddlemethis

    Denmark? The lack of sunshine and cold climate? You need to have a lot of Viking in your DNA or you’ll end up getting many health issues as a result of their climate.

    • Maximiliam

      The fantastic summers more than make up for the cosy winters! 🙂

  • That’s really nice countries to live and you think economy of France is high after Truck driver attack on peoples read more about France http://www.listfunda.com.and make change France Number

  • steven wright

    so it goes vote hillary and we got obama still in the picture which alot of people dont realize hes helping hillary so he can continue to fill his pockets which alot of people dont realize thats why they want you voting for her and all her donations are from people that have nothing to do with this country. and if i vote trump idk yet what will happen but either way were fucked.

  • Patrick Nguyen

    Soon all these countries will be destroyed by Chinese investments.

  • Jim Doe

    Sweden is nr.1?Yea right,the worst country to live in at the moment.
    Things have changed drastically in 2015/2016 and the countries that used to be in the top are now at the bottom.Reason?Terrorism and high crime rate due to the influx of illegals.
    The safest countries to live in,at least in Europe right now are Slovenia,Slovakia,Czech Republic,Croatia,Hungary and Poland,
    This is the new safe Europe,the other EU countries have been compromised.

    • Carlo Raab

      Slovenia,Slovakia,Czech Republic,Croatia,Hungary and Poland? … maybe, but can you speak ANY of these languages? And NO, you cannot really do away with just knowing English in these countries. You need to get to learn the local language and it’s very hard. That’s partly why the illegal immigrants don’t go there, besides their welfare system is non-existent.
      And YES, the safety of life in most EU countries has been compromised by the invasion of new illegal immigrants from the ME and especially from Africa. We Europeans have to thank the globalists for that disaster.

  • Nick Adshead

    Number 29 is emerald lake Canada not Chile.

  • peter

    No Woman will want to live in Quatar or any muslim Country , Second as i know there are a lot of suicides in Denmark . From The weather .
    So i don’t believe these are the best countries to live.

  • Denmark is also a country full of anti-depressants so………

  • Derrick

    USA- The cost of living is on the rise, education is some of the worst in the world, maternity leave is based on where you work but rarely over 2 weeks, crumbling infrastructure, quality of life is put on the back burner, 50 to 84 hour work weeks, health and well-being of citizens is among the lowest priority, more pollution from automobiles than most if not top spot, racism is and always will be rampant, military spending 6 times more than that on education at 601 billion while only spending 85 billion on transportation, people are generally nice and polite to your face at least, generally speaking the quality of life in the US is very fast pace work oriented, with little or no time to watch your children grow into poorly educated adults who will almost certainly need government assistance due to economic deterioration. Oh drugs and illegal immigrants are rampant as well. Super Power USA, the next Russia in 15yrs or less!

    • Carlo Raab

      I entirely agree with this analysis. The USA (and North America in general) sucks.

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  • Andreas Ursin Hellebust

    I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed your list here, even though I had really low expectations to come to a new (to me) website to read “just another list”. The facts for each country are really interesting and different compared to similar lists. It must have taken quite a bit of time to research all these things 🙂

    As a constructive tip, I think you should include also “weather” as one of your categories. I live in Northern Norway, and even though we have 24 hour sunlight in the summer, we also have 24 hour darkness in the winter. The winter months are really brutal on most people, and will have health issues for many people (both physical and psychological).

    But once again: thanks for such a refreshing and thorough list.

  • Felicia Morris

    I live in America and I seen that America is known for freedom of speech? That I am big fat lie. We don’t have freedom of nothing. Americans are full racism and if you are different you will be bullied mistreated and put down. If you have any brown color you will be discriminated against. You don’t have Freedom of religion. They say citizens have constitutional rights but they are broken every day. Also civil war means nothing because they still treat and carry black people like slaves. America moto should be if you are white your right.