With nearly 200 countries in the world, you have a massive choice when it comes to where you want to live. It really depends on what factors are the most important to you – for example, quality of life, cost of living, location, likelihood of employment and so on.
Here is a list of the top 7 countries in the world to live in:
The quality of life in a country cannot be assessed by one factor alone, but one of the main factors that people take into account is the pay.
People in the United Kingdom earn on average about US$27,000 per year after tax, and they tend to work a 32.5 hour week, based on a 50-week working year.
Iceland is a Nordic country which benefits from a free-market economy, and also has relatively low corporate taxes, making it the perfect place to set up in business.
In 2013, it was ranked the 13th most-developed country in the world by the United Nations’ Human Development Index. Its culture is based on its Norse heritage, with many Icelanders being descendants of Norse and Gaelic settlers.
The Netherlands is one of the best places to live in the world in terms of quality of life and also pay. Work hours are low, but people are well compensated in their work. Dutch employees typically work only 27.6 hours a week, based on a 50-week working year.
Denmark is a country that has a more favourable work-life balance than the Netherlands. In this country, about 73% of inhabitants aged 15 to 64 years have a job, and generally people in Denmark feel that they achieve a greater sense of accomplishment and enjoyment in their lives.
The country also produces the world-famous Carlsberg and Tuborg beers.
America is often referred to as the “land of opportunity”, and this is certainly true. People in the USA feel that they have a fine quality of life, and the pay is quite good; the average salary for an American is US$38,000 per year after tax.
The country is quite vast, and everyone is sure to find their perfect home and life there.
Nigeria is a former British colony, and even before that the Portuguese were the first European nation to trade with the Nigerians (the port of Lagos is named after Lagos in the Algarve, Portugal).
It is the most populous country in Africa, and is considered to have a mixed economy emerging market (Nigeria is the 12th largest producer of petroleum in the world). If you are thinking of moving here, check out the houses on Nigeria Property Centre’s website.
Switzerland is one of the richest countries in the world, and Zurich and Geneva have both been ranked as cities with the second and eighth highest quality of life in the world respectively.
Swiss workers earn on average about US$30,000 per year after tax.