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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
399 215
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Netherlands Amsterdam

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2
370 210
Germany is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Germany Berlin

3
291 162
Austria is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Austria Vienna

4
305 204
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Denmark Copenhagen

5
263 189
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In

6
267 193
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In

7
335 238
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Sweden Stockholm

8
303 184
Finland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Finland Helsinki

9
295 198
Spain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Spain Madrid

10
229 158
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Belgium City of Brussels

11
216 155
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Scotland Edinburgh

12
175 95
Norway is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Norway Oslo

13
198 179
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Iceland Reykjavik

14
248 217
England is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
England London

15
202 188
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Portugal Lisbon

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16
262 235
Italy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Italy Rome

17
210 207
France is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
France Paris

18
185 197
Greece is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Greece Athens

19
163 161
Wales is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Wales Cardiff

20
193 180
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In

21
90 99
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Slovenia Ljubljana

22
45 55
Canada is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Canada Ottawa

23
50 95
Andorra is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Andorra Andorra la Vella

24
121 231
Romania is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Romania Bucharest

25
87 188
Croatia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Croatia Zagreb

26
27 54
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Estonia Tallinn

27
134 246
Russia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Russia Moscow

28
65 98
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Hungary Budapest

29
116 278
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Turkey Ankara

30
83 162
Poland is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best European Countries to Live In
Poland Warsaw