As part of its annual Global Passport Index, Global Citizen Solutions has determined which nations offer the highest “quality of life” based on indicators such as cost of living, environmental sustainability, infrastructure and personal and political freedom. According to the experts, the aim of this study was “to evaluate how good life is in the country as permanent or main residence for expats, retirees and everyone looking for desirable living conditions abroad”.
Under a series of research areas, Global Citizen Solutions examined the general happiness of certain populations, how well connected they are, how much freedom citizens have, and the availability of health care and education.
Based on their results, Sweden was ranked the best nation in the world for âquality of lifeâ, scoring high scores for sustainable development, cost of living and general satisfaction of its residents.
The nation scored an impressive 87.2 on the scale.
Scandinavian and Nordic nations performed well overall, with Finland and Denmark taking second and third place in the quality of life category.
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Overall, the residents of this nation were considered happy.
At the top of the five best nations is Germany with a score of 83.2.
The rest of the top 10 consisted of countries from the European continent, with the exception of the Pacific country New Zealand, which came in seventh.
The Netherlands finished sixth with 83.1, while New Zealand came in 82.6.
Great Britain made it into the top 10, finishing eighth with 82.1.
Spain and Austria made up the rest of the top 10 with 81.5 and 81.2 points, respectively.
Ireland was just below the top 10, finishing 11th with a score of 80.9.
Portugal, France, Norway and Andorra followed in 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th place.
Australia, Slovenia, San Marino, Luxembourg and Iceland make up the top 20 of the quality of life index.