Best Countries Where To Live
December 27, 2017 10:08am CST
The Human Development Report Office has released the annual report about the 12 best countries where to live. For the 13th consecutive year Norway scores as number 1 as highest in standard of living. The number 2 is Australia, followed by Switzerland as number 3. At the 4th position there is Germany, followed by Denmark (5), Singapore (6) and The Netherlands 7. Canada is ranked as number 10, followed by the United States as number 11th. Hong Kong closes the list of best places where to live at the 12th place. Are you happy where you live or you would like to move to another country?
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• United States
I would not want to live anywhere but here in the USA. I love this country. I am a patriot. I come from a long line of patriots who fought for this country. I would never forsake those who fought for our freedom. I am proud to say, "I am an American." Thanks Dad, and all others who loved this country of ours.
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I loved Italy but I would not go back there, it has changed too much. Politicians are too much corrupted, we all know that they are friends with Mafia. I am sorry but my love for Italy is not enough to live in a country where nothing works, dirty, with the problem to wait for months if you need a surgery. I am not patriot enough. I know that my father would understand, he also planned to buy a retirement home outside Italy... he did not reached retirement age.
• Portland, Connecticut
I am happy where I am but I have deep roots in Canada, England and Ireland and could happily live in any of them. I did think about buying an apartment in England but hubs put his foot down!! He has a hard time understanding the language lol
Ireland scored number 8, a beautiful country for sure, not a beautiful weather unfortunately. English and American are two very distinctive languages. I had a hard time the first time we came to visit the United States, little by little I got the habit.
@Shiva49 You are so right. I remember we were eating in New York with a British friend and a French friend. The French friend apologized for his not very good English and the British friends replied "do not worry NOBODY speaks English in this city".
@Asylum They also keep coming to Italy and it's surely not the best place to live. If you see how many we stop at the custom every day here in Switzerland, we stop about 600 immigrants every day at our small Custom Station not far from home.
• Genova, Italy
No. I absolutely unhappy in Italy. Rating from 1 to 10? ZERO! A country that offers no future to young people (who often have to leave), and to retirees that do not reach the end of the month, with their "poor" pensions! Where there is no proportion, between what we earn, and what we have to spend! However you, dear Anna, who are Italian, I think you can confirm, what I'm admitting here. True?
• Genova, Italy
@LadyDuck Yes. Italy was once a time a beautiful place. Unfortunately, one among all, the lira / euro exchange was a very bad thing managed in Italy. This created poverty, unemployment and with this, as result, increased la "malavita". I am not young anymore, but you however, know my condition. Practically I'm a person without future! I do not like this at all!
I am happy in France, I abandon you Norway, especially during winter. Coming to winter, I would have nothing against spending it in the Southern hemisphere. Australia is perhaps a bit too warm, but New-Zealand or Argentina would be alright for 3 months per year.
• United Kingdom
Thank you for this photo, it is serene and calming. I have heard about Norway being one of the best countries to live in, good for them. I live in London (UK), i am happy here currently so i look forward to visiting other best countries as much as i can.
• Kathmandu, Nepal
Oh! Great discussion and very interesting. I am from Nepal. And I like her in natural point of view. You know Nepal is the Himalayan country with lots of beauty. There is less development due to various internal conflicts and wars. Now, our country is heading to federal system and there are many chances of development. I don't like moving outside my country. I think there are many opportunities here. But I would like to visit some countries in days to come to explore the country. And Switzerland is always my first priority. I think you must be happy being in there. Would you like to visit Nepal? We will be happy to welcome you!