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Surely more than once you have asked yourself where you would live if you did not have a job, family, friends and a flat bought in the country where you currently reside. That is, where would you take root if you did not already have created ones? The factors that decide the suitability of a country to be chosen as a permanent residence are many, varied and, above all, subjective.

Days of sunshine per year, gastronomy, infrastructures, educational system, sanitary quality, cost of living, language, type of culture, security, hospitality of the inhabitants, labor market, technological development, cleaning and much more. Each person will give a different importance to each of these factors. In fact, you will come to consider many others.

However, trying to make a list of the best countries in the world to live, these are the names that usually occupy positions of honor (the order is totally random):

Best Countries in the World to Live and Work

1. Spain


Despite the imperfections that Spain has, the truth is that people are lucky to have been born in it. Proof of this is that Spain is the destination dreamed by a large part of the people who live in central and northern Europe. They hope to be able to retire in our country. The reasons that support the presence of Spain among the best countries in the world to live are several.

It has one of the best health systems in the world (and, in addition, it is public), with pleasant climate, good infrastructures, high security. You can enjoy the beaches, varied gastronomy and healthy, high life expectancy, quality of life, and hospitality of the people. Like all the nations of the world, it has its bad things, but the truth is that the good ones win by a landslide.

2. Canada


The second largest country in the world is a peaceful and beautiful land, ideal for living. Paradoxically, one of the main reasons why Canada is among the best countries in the world to live is the fact that it is very little inhabited.

Canada is a nation in which Mother Nature possesses almost unlimited powers with forests, rivers, lakes, mountains, and valleys. The air is pure, where animals run freely. Its main cities like Toronto and Montreal are modern, clean and safe cities, in which people live happily.

3. New Zealand


And if in Canada nature is a great protagonist, in New Zealand it seems that the Maori gods that created the country remembered the human being just on the bell. New Zealand is an extremely beautiful country. Its two islands, despite being separated only by a narrow channel, offer great contrasts.

The North Island is quite flat, has volcanic landscapes and large lakes, and is more populated. The South is more virgin, with infinite forests, powerful mountains and fjords, and glaciers. Among all this, they inhabit something less than 5 million inhabitants. And more than 12 million sheep, who do not even have to worry about the existence of predators.

A country calm and overturned with nature, New Zealand is one of the best places in the world to live.

4. Australia


And without leaving the antipodes, we find Australia. This immense country, which almost serves as a continent, is another clear example that shows that in nations dominated by nature, people usually live well. Australia is a country with very low population density, in which frictions typical of countries where human beings have had to dispute land and limited possessions do not occur.

It has safe, clean air, wild, modern nature, with well-structured cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth where unemployment is virtually non-existent. With the healthy lifestyle of people, Australia brings together many reasons to be on the list of best countries of the world in which to live.

Australia is a huge nation with many different sides and is one of the most beautiful places in the world to visit. It has large cities with soaring skyscrapers, but it also has vast swaths of undeveloped land in the outback. And if you are looking for a serene trip then you should definitely explore some of the natural beauty that this fantastic place has to offer.

You could check out Uluru if you are looking to see an iconic natural monument. Known also as Ayers Rock, this sandstone rock formation is absolutely breathtaking. Its size alone is boggling, but it is the beauty of the location that really makes this such a serene experience.

Make sure you visit the Great Barrier Reef too. It's a spectacle unlike any other. Being the largest coral reef system in the world, it is also home to some of the most incredible sea life in the world.

You should find the time to go diving if you can. Getting up and close to some of the stunning creatures that live there will really put things into perspective. You will definitely want to protect beautiful natural places such as this once you see it for yourself. All in all, this is definitely one of the most mesmerising destinations that should be in the Australian bucket list.

5. Switzerland


When you walk through idyllic mountains - dotted with lakes and upholstered green meadows dotted with colorful flowers - riding a luxurious high-speed train, you know that Switzerland has to be among the best countries in the world to live.

It has one of the best financial systems in the world, pristine cities, modern infrastructure, good job opportunities and a good location in the center of Europe. Among many other things you have an excellent place to live. In fact, many of the Spaniards who left Spain in the 50s and 60s of the last century went to try their luck in Switzerland and remain there (and their descendants).

6. Norway


There is social awareness, protection of nature, low population density, good and modern infrastructures, a solitary state, great natural riches (such as oil). Except for the harsh winter (which becomes more bearable in the south), Norway is a beautiful country in which many people, after visiting it as a traveler, decides that he could live without problems.

Would you like to have a small wooden cabin in a Norwegian forest? Well, do not think it will be hard for you to make your dream come true. Grab your things and head for Norway.

7. Sweden


Another of the Scandinavian countries that is usually a regular tenant of the lists of the best countries in the world to live.

Sweden is a multi-ethnic country. It has absorbed considerable immigration for the last 50 years and is safe, hospitable, beautiful, modern, peaceful, healthy, with non-existent unemployment. And if in winter you get tired of not seeing the light and having to leave home lined with three or four layers of clothes, you can always make a trip to Southern Europe to see family and friends.

8. Finland


Completing the trio of the Scandinavian countries is Finland. In this case, in addition to the kindness of its brothers - Sweden and Norway - it provides an argument of tremendous weight. Finland has the best educational system in the world. This is a guarantee of a modern, just and prepared society.

This Scandinavian country regularly tops the lists of safest countries in Europe. So it is one place that even the most timid of solo travellers should feel secure in. The least visited of the Scandinavian nations, Finland has a very unique feel thanks to its close (and sometimes uneasy) proximity to Russia.

This is the home of the sauna, with an estimated 3 million saunas for the use of its 5 million inhabitants. While we may make the connection between Finland and vodka, they love their beers in this part of the world. Locals especially enjoy drinking a cool beer or cider while enjoying a sauna.

Feel yourself like a true Finn by immersing yourself in a frozen lake in winter and then relax in a warm sauna in the Lake District, while there are degrees below freezing. Overcome your shyness and hookup in this most natural of Finnish customs with Saami people, so different from ours, wild fauna inhabiting forests in freedom.

Get into Saami culture and do typical activities such as sledding pulled by huskies or reindeer, or fish in frozen lakes with traditional techniques. With the midnight sun in summer and the aurora borealis show in winter, a trip to Finland is undoubtedly a trip to an unimaginable and non-existent nature for us so far.

From the region of Lapland with its many sports activities, nature landscapes and shelter of flora and wild fauna, and even beautiful cities and towns, these are some places to visit in Finland.

Helsinki, the coastal city with a pleasant atmosphere is considered one of the best cities to live. Stroll through its streets and reach the market in the port, to mingle with the local inhabitants. Visit the Orthodox and Lutheran cathedral and the huge Senate Square, surrounded by a modern but quiet atmosphere, characteristic of the Nordic countries.

Rovaniemi is the capital of Lapland and the home of Santa Claus. For those who think of traveling with children to Finland, it is an essential visit. It is also an ideal place to explore and observe wildlife in the wild such as bears, wolves or lynxes. Turku is the oldest city in Finland and former capital.

Stroll along the Aura River and discover two of the most important monuments of the place, the cathedral and the castle. Here is also the archipelago of Turku, with its more than 20,000 islands waiting to be explored. The best time to travel to Finland is between May and September and the best time to visit Finland for northern lights is in winter. To travel to Finland you need a visa and a valid passport.

Insider Tip: There is no better place to watch the incredible Northern Lights than from Finland. Rent out a glass igloo in the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort or ice hotels or other glamping resorts or living in log cabin under the stars in the middle of nature for a once-in-a-lifetime experience you will never forget.

9. Italy


There is pizza, pasta, wine, monuments, Vespa motorcycles, that sing-song accent, islands, Rome, Venice, passion, beaches, sun, a language similar to Spanish (and, therefore, easy to learn). Although Italy, like any nation has its imperfections, it is a good country to live.

Of course, if you are thinking of moving to the trans-alpine country, you better practice the difficult art of speaking with your hands. Otherwise, you will never be considered an adapted Italian.

10. Holland


A country in which everyone seems to move by bicycle deserves to be on the list of the best countries in the world to live in. There is no discussion.

11. Iceland


Why travel to Iceland? Iceland has the word TRAVEL written on its lava skin. Traveling to Iceland means discovering an incredible nature that does not exist in any other country, a pure environment, clean and so, so different. Travel to Icelandmeans enjoying an unforgettable vacation by visiting the geysers, volcanoes or climbing the glaciers.

During your trip to Iceland you will have the chance to observe whales, ride Icelandic horses, visit lava deserts and one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Europe, see the Northern lights, enjoy baths in natural hot springs or tread virgin lands that no tourist has yet stepped on except the Vikings.

Enjoy your time in Iceland savoring the exceptional Icelandic food, its culture, unforgettable parties under the light of midnight in Reykjavík, or meet the gorgeous Icelanders in the thermal pools. If you travel to Iceland in summer, light comes in no matter how much you cover the windows with a curtain.

Iceland offers immensity, landscapes, nature and you can do a thousand impressive activities with spectacular treks, amazing kayak routes, incredible glacier tours and countless activities related to nature, sports and photography.

A good way to travel Iceland on your own is to do it in a rental vehicle using the circular road that completely surrounds the island, the Ring Road or Route number 1. One of the favorite places for travelers to Iceland is the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, filled with ice floes and icebergs detached from the great Vatnajökull. A few kilometers from the Jökulsárlón Lagoon (in Vík direction) there is another glacial lagoon called Fjallsárlón.

Iceland is the country of the waterfalls like Gullfoss in the golden circle, Skógafoss, Svartifoss with basalt columns, Seljalandsfoss, Godafoss and Dettifoss and Öxarárfoss in Thingvellir. fall in love with Dynjandi, in the region of the West Fjords, or Kirkjufellfoss in the Snaefellsnes peninsula, which also has other upper falls.

The best places to see puffins in Iceland or anywhere in the Arctic are, of course, the cliffs on the promontory of Dyrhólaey next to Vík, in Látrabjarg Cliffs within the western fjords , in some of the northern islets of the peninsula of Snaefellsnes or in Borgarfjörður north of the fjords of the east. Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar) is the largest colony of puffins in all of Iceland. The best time of the day to see this photogenic seabird is during the first hours of the morning.

The best options to see whales in Iceland are Husavik and Reykjavík. In the case of Husavík, considered the capital of whale watching in Iceland, one can observe mostly humpback whales, usually in good numbers and an amazing closeness to the boat. In Reykjavík it is easier to see the minke whales (the smallest and the ones that likes to hunt the Japanese whalers).

Exceptionally, the blue whale (the largest animal on the planet) and sometimes killer whales are even seen in both cases, even if this is a lottery. It is recommended to book whale watching trips in Iceland in advance both in Husavik and Reykjavík. Daily departures are not guaranteed as it depends on the weather.

As a low-cost activity and, we would almost say, a national sport, bathing in hot pools stands out among things to do in Iceland. The Blue Lagoon in Iceland has the best facilities and is one of the icons. It is close to Keflavik airport and can be a great (and relaxing) way of saying goodbye to your trip to Iceland. Myvatn Nature Baths in the north of Iceland is much cheaper, and in a supernatural environment.

In the middle of winter, when the cold is evident and it gets dark at night, you can attend a northern light show live. April is not a bad month to travel to Iceland and it allows to do many of the things that can be done in summer with serious options to see auroras, although it is complicated since it gets dark around 10 o'clock at night.

The best time to travel to Iceland and have a more benevolent climate is, of course, the summer (June, July and August) with its 24 hours of light. The best time to observe the northern lights in Iceland is between November and April, although the ideal is in the months of December, January, February and part of March. In April the thing gets complicated.

We are going to finish this rundown of Europe's best beaches with the one that is most unique in the list. It is in Iceland - yes, Iceland! Whilst that might not conjure up images of dreamy days on the sand and in the surf, this is one beach honeymoon you will never forget while traveling Iceland. Rugged coastline and jet-black sand are what you will find here.

Among the things to do in Iceland is to just laze around the beach and wish for the Northern Lights to appear and illuminate the sky. Completely unforgettable. The best time to visit Iceland is February to March and September to October to see the Northern Lights in a camper van or in rotels.

Insider Tip: Reykjavík goes crazy at night. So you know, if you're looking for a party Reykjavik is the place. Hotels in Iceland are expensive. On the other hand there are a good number of campsites where sometimes there is nobody to pay. There is free internet in almost 100% of Icelandic accommodation. If your budget is limited, a good way to save is to buy food in the chain of supermarkets in the cities and towns of Iceland.

You can add to that the good Dutch cheese, the economic and labor strength of the country, its pacifism, the small size (which, added to the good infrastructures, makes it very easy to move from one city to another), good health system and Amsterdam's Ajax and its beautiful football style. Let's go live in Holland!
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14 comments:

  1. Wow I love that Canada made the list of best countries to live and work in. I was born and raised in Canada and I can attest that it is a great place to grow up.

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  2. I have always dreamed of living in Italy! Next on my list to visit though is Salin!

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  3. I've heard so many great things about Sweden...I'll def have to check it out soon

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  4. Thanks for sharing, now I do not know what/how you grade this countries for I had totally different ideas if I had to do this.Really informative and well written,thanks for sharing.

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  5. yay!! so happy to see Australia on this list, thats where i want to move :)

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  6. Oh wow! The countries you've mentioned are so amazing! They really have many beautiful places that people want to visit. Italy and Spain are one of my bucket lists. I think it would save these all!

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  7. These are all countries that I would love the opportunity to live and work in. I've had quite a few friends go to live and work in Canada and Australia and who love it.

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  8. I've heard great things about the quality of life in these countries! Most of them aren't for me though. Maybe Spain!

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  9. Canada is one of the place I want to visit but also considering myself to work there. I love their economic stability and the benefits coming from the government.

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  10. Me and my family is planning to work and live abroad. There so many places comes in our mind but one thing for sure. Our dream place is Canada.

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  11. Great list! I do want to try and work abroad, I think it is unique experience, very enriching.

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  12. This is an interesting list. I still have to visit some of these countries to have an opinion about them, but this has been an interesting reading, thanks for sharing it ;)

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  13. So many great options. I’d definitely like to visit all of them. Sweden & Amsterdam seem like great places to live. I’d love to live in Italy, mainly because their food is my favorite. 😁

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  14. I live in Australia and I think it is really good. It can be quite expensive though but it is very safe in general around here.

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