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The Countries with the Best Quality of Life 

Ranker Travel
Updated June 14, 2019 20.4k votes 3.5k voters 49.1k views 25 items

List of the countries with the best quality of life, as ranked by travelers and people who live there. In order to have an extremely happy and healthy life, you depend a lot on the resources around you in your country of residence. The Quality of Life Index ranks countries based on subjective and objective factors, including life-satisfaction surveys and health. Other influences on a high quality of life is community life, family life, job security, political freedom, gender equality, material well-being, political stability, and climate.People who live in countries that offer comfortable housing, plenty of medical services, employment opportunities, and strong community ties are significantly happier and healthier than those in countries that are lacking on one or more of those.

This list is the answer to the question, “What are the countries have the best quality of life?” While no country is perfect, the countries compiled on this list house the happiest people on Earth due to the many resources that are available to them, from strong public transportation to availability of medical care. Affordability of housing, entertainment, and other living costs are also an important factor.

The countries on this list are among the best places in the world to live. The people are happier overall due to their high quality of living.
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Canada is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Ottawa
2
Norway is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Oslo
3
Australia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Canberra
4
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
5
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Amsterdam
6
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Copenhagen
7
Finland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Helsinki
8
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Stockholm
9
Germany is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Berlin
10
Austria is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Vienna
11
Italy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Rome
12
Spain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Madrid
13
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Luxembourg
14
England is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
London
15
Japan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Tokyo
16
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
City of Brussels
17
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Lisbon
18
France is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Paris
19
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
20
United States of America... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Washington, D.C.
21
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Ljubljana
22
Slovak Republic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Bratislava
23
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Buenos Aires
24
Israel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Jerusalem
25
Panama is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Panama City