Europe The Best European Countries to Live In  

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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
649 364
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Amsterdam
2
479 283
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
3
449 292
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Copenhagen
4
576 339
Germany is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Berlin
5
408 288
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
6
486 315
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Stockholm
7
427 260
Austria is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Vienna
8
442 286
Spain is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Madrid
9
281 151
Norway is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Oslo
10
407 259
Finland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Helsinki
11
294 224
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Edinburgh
12
302 240
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
City of Brussels
13
355 296
England is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
London
14
296 255
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Lisbon
15
263 242
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Reykjavik
16
366 303
Italy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Rome
17
306 276
France is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Paris
18
271 234
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
19
126 108
Canada is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Ottawa
20
233 270
Greece is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Athens
21
203 225
Wales is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Cardiff
22
126 160
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Ljubljana
23
104 103
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Tallinn
24
114 146
Andorra is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Andorra la Vella
25
165 244
Croatia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Zagreb