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List of the best European countries to live in, as ranked by Europeans and travelers everywhere. For many people, living in one of Europe’s many beautiful countries is a dream. With numerous countries side by side, it’s only one train ride away from experiencing many different parts of Europe, from Spain to Scotland. Europe is filled with the finest culture, from the ancient stomping grounds of Roman soldiers to the work of the top artists in any of the hundreds of museums throughout the continent. Besides being enjoyable places to live, this list has European countries that have strong economies, world-class medical care, good education, safe housing, and all the other essentials for living a healthy and happy life.

The European countries on this list are ranked by quality of life, affordable housing, fuel costs, and employment statistics. When choosing a European country to live in, you not only want to guarantee that you will be able to find employment in your field, but you also want to have the money to afford the lifestyle of the country, including rent, gas, food, energy bills,and entertainment.

What are the best European countries to live in? This list is filled with the finest places in live and experience the European lifestyle.

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1
372 204
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Netherlands Amsterdam

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2
279 150
Austria is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Austria Vienna

3
294 193
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Denmark Copenhagen

4
345 204
Germany is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Germany Berlin

5
253 181
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In

6
255 187
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In

7
288 176
Finland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Finland Helsinki

8
319 230
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Sweden Stockholm

9
287 193
Spain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Spain Madrid

10
223 156
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Belgium City of Brussels

11
207 154
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Scotland Edinburgh

12
162 90
Norway is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Norway Oslo

13
190 173
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Iceland Reykjavik

14
235 211
England is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
England London

15
198 182
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Portugal Lisbon

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16
253 232
Italy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Italy Rome

17
204 203
France is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
France Paris

18
180 190
Greece is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Greece Athens

19
161 158
Wales is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Wales Cardiff

20
188 174
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In

21
87 94
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Slovenia Ljubljana

22
38 51
Canada is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Canada Ottawa

23
48 88
Andorra is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Andorra Andorra la Vella

24
113 223
Romania is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Romania Bucharest

25
24 47
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Estonia Tallinn

26
81 184
Croatia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Croatia Zagreb

27
129 239
Russia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Russia Moscow

28
60 94
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Hungary Budapest

29
112 272
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Turkey Ankara

30
75 153
Poland is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Poland Warsaw