Every year popular magazines like Forbes and The Economist releases list of the best countries to live in the world. The criteria for selecting the best countries to live in and work depend on several factors. This includes the GDP of the country, the total population and of course, the quality of the life that the country provides. Surely No one wants to live in a crowded country because if something like Zombie Apocalypse (There is a possibility, Right?) or World War 3 happens than such countries would be on hit lists. Also countries with alarming populations are major contributors to global warming and thus they do not make to the list of best countries to live in for health.
If you are one who is dreaming to live in a happy country after retirement then you are in luck as we made the list of best countries to live in 2017. This list will be updated yearly where we will add countries with low cost of living and good health care facilities will be ranked higher above countries that are racist and costly. So here is our ranking of 20 best countries to live in the world in 2017:
Best Countries to Live in the World
Luxembourg might come as a surprise for many. Most people don’t know that there is a country with the name of Luxembourg and many others won’t be able to locate it on the world map. This actually is a positive point. Luxembourg avoids unnecessary media attention. The only downside of Luxembourg is that it is a landlocked country so if you are a beach loving person or want to live near sea then you will be disappointed with Luxembourg. However, politically, economically and financially Luxembourg is among the best countries to live in. Luxembourg has a very positive image among other countries and that is why citizens of Luxembourg enjoy visa on-arrival access to around 172 countries in the world.
Government of Switzerland is called as the most transparent government in the world. Switzerland favors freedom of speech. Swiss people are among the wealthiest people in the world. This is because of the highest nominal wealth of every citizen. Swiss City Zurich was ranked as number one city to live in the world by United Nations. UN even praised Swiss government for the high quality of life that it provides to its citizens. Switzerland has a good policy towards immigrants. If you are considering settling down in the country then you will get a positive support from government. Due to its economic stability and civic freedom Switzerland is cited as one of the best country to live in the world. Also, Switzerland is nicknamed as Heaven on earth due to its exquisite natural beauty. It is number one Honeymoon destination in the world.
Most countries suppress women rights (That’s a Fact) but Austria empowers women with equality and freedom. Austria has been called as one of the best country to live in for woman. This developed country has high standard of living and the GDP is one of the best in the world. Also per capita income of Austria is very making it one of the richest countries in the world. Austria is known for its black coffee and you will instantly fall in love with it. Lakes and rivers of Austria have cleanest water in the world. Austria has very low crime rate and illiteracy rate.
Germany probably has the best infrastructure in the world. Germans are technically sound and intelligent people, that is why Germany is known for its advance engineering. Apart from this Germans are known for their positive views on life. The birth nation of Hitler is known for their parties and fest. Oktoberfest needs no introduction and if you ever visit the country in the month of October then you are in luck. You will witness the most amazing party of your life in Oktoberfest. The living standard of Germany is highest in the world. Germans are known for their love of football and this is the only sport that drives them crazy. Other times German are friendly and helpful people. German is open to immigrants and is the second most favorite country for immigrants. Germany advocates free education and has a high quality social and health care system. Even though people can survive in this country without money yet no one believes in freeloading.
Experts believe that Portugal will be the best country to live in future. Portugal conquered many territories in the 15th and 16th century but today it is ranked as one of the most peaceful country in the world. With a GDP of nearly $230 billion, Portugal is one of the most developed countries in the world. It has a high income per person rate and the quality of life it provides is praised by several organizations and agencies all over the world. Portuguese believe in a society where every member matters. They will make you will special and worthy. This is why Portuguese is among the happiest countries in the world and also has high rate of social progress. The nation is crazy for football and Cristiano Ronaldo is like a national hero there.
Most people criticizes Denmark for being a nation with high tax rates but one fact that they overlook is that Denmark ensures its citizens are paid high wages by respective companies. Denmark is one the best country to live in for work and job. Danish companies are known for providing friendly and encouraging work environment where people can live and grow together in peace and harmony. No wonder Denmark has been in the list of Top 10 happiest countries in the world from past 2 decades. Denmark is known for its greenery and they are least affected by the global climate change. Danish people are friendly and they do not divide people on the basis of religion or race. Denmark is global leader in Human development and social mobility.
No one can deny the fact that Irish culture is one of the most popular cultures in the world. Irish folklore that feature fairies, leprechauns and castles are loved all over the world. In fact, Ireland is known as the land of castles. There are so many castles in Ireland that you will feel like living in the golden age of Empires. If you are a party loving person then you would love to be part of Irish culture. Irish people are considered to be short tempered but they are genuine and loving at heart. Classic Irish music is studied worldwide by music scholars. The nation is stable economically and financially and its citizen are among the highest paid workers in the world.
Spain is known for its romantic weather all over the year. Spanish people are very friendly and love partying. Spanish is one of the most spoken languages in the world and you will love learning it. Other than that Spain is known for its tasty food. Spain is a developed country and advocates equality in education system and health care services. If you are looking for a country to settled down after retirement then Spain is one of the best country in the world.
Netherlands is one of the most peaceful countries in the world. It strongly advocates equality among citizens irrespective of race, color, religion and sexual orientation. Netherlands has high quality of life and ranks among the countries with highest per capita income. Even though it is very densely populated yet it is known for providing quality health care services and education. Netherlands has good infrastructures. Netherlands is one of the best countries for students.
Italy was the home country of Leonardo Davinci and he was not the only Italian artist to leave a mark on the world. Although Leonardo daVinci was the greatest polymath, artist and scientist of Italy but there were many other Italians who followed his footsteps and contributed to human development equally. In fact many people consider that the development of USA is mainly due to people of Italian descent. Rome (capital of Italy) conquered the ancient world and proved to be one of the most powerful empires in the world. Roman Empire had a huge influence on global culture which can be seen even today. Modern Italy is known for its high quality of life. It is one of the most visited countries in the world and Italians are considered to be the most handsome men in the world.