BEST COUNTRIES TO LIVE – TOP 10
If you’re planning to leave your hometown and find your luck somewhere else then you should check this list.
What countries are best to live in if you want to live abroad? Based on a recent survey by World Citizenship, these are the results. Looking at 187 jurisdictions and across 5 evaluations like Safety, Quality of Life, Financial freedom etc. Eventually, it’s everyone’s own opinion but if we need to believe this report, these are the top 10 countries to live in.
In short, we loooove Switzerland. The nature is just incredible and if you think Canada is too far, just come over to the Swiss side because it resembles a lot with the scenery. Secondly, wages are pretty good if you live there as it is one of the wealthiest countries on the planet. However, Switzerland was also ranked the most expensive country in the world so as a visitor you need to dig deep into your pocket but as a citizen you well off here.
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Crazy but it has zero crime rates, murder, no corruption, and stability in economic growth, quality life, etc. All these things made it as one of the best, happiest and safest countries to live in the world. Nearly 18 weeks of paid leave is given to mothers and 79 percent of women are working which is comparatively higher than other countries. People in this country are more concerned about their environment and they follow excellent health care system. Let’s move to Denmark!
3. Norway & Finland & Sweden
These three Scandinavian countries join the ranking at number three with the exact same score. All located in Northern Europe, it must be something to do with the fresh air right? Jokes aside, when I arrived in Norway for the first time, I actually cried because I thought the sight of it was so beautiful. Mountains, Fjörds, valleys, waterfalls and so on. Norway is one of those place you need to visit before you die, so why not live there for a while!
Sweden is lush and green, everything is well organised and we love the healthcare system, as for the other two countries. Sweden introduced a 6 hour working day so if that doesn’t already makes a person happy! They give you 16 months of to spent that time with your newborn baby, so it is the best place for women where they get safety and they can see their child grown up. Besides this, you can breath fresh air and visit amazing beautiful places.We haven’t been to Finland, but it scored extremely well on all levels.
4. New Zealand
For us, one of the farthest countries to travel to but people from all over the world have tried to gain citizenship and not without reason. The country is stunning (voted as one of the most beautiful in the world) but living in New Zealand is also pretty good.
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Surprise, surprise, The Netherlands is back in the top 5 of beste countries to live in. Honestly, expats living here will debate about this report but being Dutch citizens, we can say we are generally happy to live here. Education, healthcare (to a certain extend) and quality of life is good here. That being said, the housing market is a disaster in our opinion and if you are new to living here or a student, it’s not easy to find something.
Again, looking at wealth, economics and safety & security, Japan is doing well. Besides looking at the pillars of the report, Japan is a stunning one of a kind country, that we would love to visit.
7. Germany & Singapore
Two very different countries join spot number seven. Germany, known as a large and rich country, is doing pretty well. Singapore is new in this list and scored very well when in comes to economic prosperity and business opportunities.
This country has it all. Adventure, rough but stunning nature, pretty clean air, friendly people and the list goes on. The second largest country in the world particularly scored high on Quality of Life, Citizenship and the opportunities for entrepreneurship. Did you know that Canada is one of the best and safest places for solo travel? Check here for more tips and stories about Canada.
Well, many will debating whether this country should be added to this list with the current developments. Maybe before Covid, yes. We are not so sure now with all the strict rules. What do you guys think?
After slowly re-opening for overseas travellers (find out more here) Australia is still a big favourite when it comes to immigration. Myself included. I wanted to live in Australia since my backpacking adventure back in 2007 but it never quite happened. Life can also be difficult when you move there without the backup from a business. That being said, if you do get in (which is extremely difficult) you have the most stunning country in the world as your backyard.
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