Culture The Countries with the Best Quality of Life  

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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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1
941 457
Canada is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Ottawa

2
681 329
Norway is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Oslo

3
660 353
Australia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Canberra

4
548 286
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life

5
570 352
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Amsterdam

6
477 301
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Copenhagen

7
473 303
Finland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Helsinki

8
477 319
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Stockholm

9
473 325
Germany is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Berlin

10
371 262
Austria is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Vienna

11
297 230
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Luxembourg

12
377 308
Spain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Madrid

13
375 308
Italy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Rome

14
304 255
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
City of Brussels

15
306 271
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Lisbon

16
379 347
England is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
London

17
309 289
Japan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Tokyo

18
293 274
France is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Paris

19
273 286
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life

20
404 517
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Washington, D.C.

21
198 263
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Ljubljana

22
213 290
Slovak Republic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Bratislava

23
177 262
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Buenos Aires

24
206 376
Israel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Jerusalem

25
108 326
Panama is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Countries with the Best Quality of Life
Panama City