World’s Top 30 Best Countries To Live In 2016

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Slovenia


 Lifestyle9 Score : 5.64

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  • Probably it might be the first time you ever heard about this country. But seriously, don’t over look it. This country is located in the southern central Europe. To be more precise, it’s located between the famous countries Italy and Croatia.
  • People of Slovenia are most welcoming. You can expect to see the friendly faces and high level of hospitality throughout the entire country. I am sure, as an expat you wouldn’t have even a single bad experience in this country.
  • Population in Slovenia comes only around 2 million. As I pointed out earlier, people of Slovenia are so good. So it’s no wonder, how this country has ridiculously a low crime rate.
  • This country offers spectacular sceneries, Predjama castle, Lake bled, Postojna caves are just few of them. The one you seen in the picture that is stuck in the sides of mountain is Predjama castle. Even the cities and houses boast the architectural beauty. They are all picturesque.
  • However the storms in Slovenia is the only thing that bothers the people over here. Luckily, these storms are not as bothersome as the storms we can expect to face in England.
  • The clouds in Slovenia are usually heavy, black and rolling. Thunders and lightning are bit scary. The rain, that can emerge out of no where and can completely soak you in seconds. But these does not known to make any harms so far.You will get used to it. Later on you will start to feel its weather so refreshing.
  • This country offers better life style, high level of happiness, education, jobs and better work life balance. It has established a solid economy, decent earnings, stable government and fairly safe disaster risk management systems. So what else you can expect from a country to make into the list of best countries to live in?

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Belgium


 Lifestyle9 Score : 5.65

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  • Belgium produces the world class chocolates. It has an interesting mix of history and culture.
  • Most of the Belgians are multilingual and multicultural. This country has 3 languages as their national language.
  • Their healthcare system is recognized as one of the best health care systems in the world. It offers world class medical care at the lowest prices to all of its citizens.
  • Belgium has a sound transport system. You can easily move around the Belgium through any mode of transportation. Its roads, railways, and waterways are known as the densest in the world.
  • Americans, Japanese, French and many other expats can find their own cultural associations. Apart from being the informational resources, they offer excellent supportive mechanisms to all newcomers.
  • According to the international surveys, Belgium is one of the most peaceful countries to live in the world.
18

Spain


 Lifestyle9 score – 5.69

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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.

17

Singapore 


 Lifestyle9 score – 5.76

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  • If you look into the pages of history, Sang Nila Utama, who is considered as the founder of modern Singapore, saw Temasek island’s shape resembling a lion and named the place as ‘Singapura’ or, in other words, the “Lion City”. In due course of time, Singapura became Singapore and the name has remained ever since.
  • Singapore’s Changi Airport has been recognized as one of the best ‘International Airports’ by many organizations and institutions.
  • One of the world’s best zoological attractions in this country is Singapore Zoo and Night Safari. This small country has achieved the rare distinction of having the highest number of millionaire households in the world. The country is hot and its population density can be rated as one of the highest in the world. The majority of the population are foreigners and in recent times, the cost of living has risen.

There are a few noteworthy accomplishments namely:

  • It finds its place among the top five financial centers and ports of the world.
  • It has policies for a clean environment. Moreover, it has carved a place once again amongst the top five countries in the Environmental Performance Index.

Other prominent facts are as follows:

  • In casino gambling, it has secured the second place.
  • It is a home to some of the best oil refining corporations and has a major dock/port for repair of ships.
  • Singapore finds its place as one of the top logistics centres. It possesses an exemplary educational system.
  • It is entitled the best country by the World Bank, in 2012, where you could do/start any business with ease.
  • Buddhism is the major religion followed by Christianity, Islam and other religions. Its Universities – National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University find their place in the Top 50 Institutions of the world.
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United Kingdom


 Lifestyle9 score – 5.93

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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.

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Germany


 Lifestyle9 score – 6.03

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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Austria


 Lifestyle9 score -6.19

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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.
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Canada


 Lifestyle9 score – 6.2

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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Ireland


 Lifestyle9 Score : 6.21

best countries to live in

  • This small Island is located exactly in the mid of Atlantic ocean. It is blessed with remarkable scenery and, of course, the amazing people.
  • Being a small country in size, it has made some significant contributions to the world’s culture, science, and technology.
  • It is the only nation that keeps a musical instrument as their national symbol.
  • This Island is so small and is so green. Since the animals and plants utilize the best food, water and light available here, their food tastes way better than it does in any other country. So if you want to enjoy some super healthy, super tasty food, plan a trip to Ireland.
  • Ireland is like a home to Golf hence it takes the pride of producing many best golfers in the world.
  • Ireland has many numbers of restored, not seen anywhere castles in the world.
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Finland


 Lifestyle9 score – 6.24

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  • 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.
  • 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.)

          • 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..

          • Shananang

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

        • 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

          • 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.

          • 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!

    • 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.

    • 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

        • 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!

    • 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.

    • 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!

    • 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.

  • 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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.