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  • In one survey http://www.economist.com/theworldin/international/displayStory.cfm?story_id=3372495&d=2005 Ireland. In another http://www.finfacts.com/qualityoflife.htm Switzerland. Canada and Norway often show up well in such surveys.
  • United States.
  • Hmmm difficult to say. The States for a lot of things The UK for some others. Many countries have some very good points. Australia is a lovely place just a long way from the centre of things.
  • Switzerland or Denmark for they have the highest standard of living and universal health care.
  • I know which one ISN'T... The US. At least, not right now. I used to think it was, but now that I've seen our "full potential" I'm very nervous.
  • The UK, US, or Australia. The US however is getting very bad. I sometimes question whether I still want to live here.
  • Frequent studies suggest that Vancouver, Canada is either the best or the second best city to live in. A frequent, but not so constant, companion is Sydney, Australia.
  • Best is in the eye of the beholder. Since I live in the United States, I believe it's the best country to live in.
  • Sweden
  • United States
  • I wish I could say it was the United States, which offers the American Dream through capitalism, often at the expense of quality and the other man. With all our power, influence and money, the US ranks 42nd in the world as far as life expectancy. A third to half of all citizens lack even basic health care. Roughly 13% of citizens live below the poverty line, one of the highest rates for an industrialized developd nation. For all the gun ownership, we continue to have higher rates of violent crime compared to other similar countries. We are the only industrialized developed nation in the Western world to utilize the death penalty. The US has endless potential, but we have a long way to go until we reach it. Right now, Sweden continuously ranks among the top places to live overall.
  • Monaco has to be without a doubt the best place in the world to live.
  • The middle of no where.
  • Sakhalinskii and the Ordeal: (Sorry, for some reason I'm having problems responding to your comment the correct way.) I have had the chance to visit many other countries. I've also had the chance to fight for mine. While I am in no way trying to say anything about your circumstances, most of the people I meet who put down the U.S. haven't been anywhere else. And when I hear really ignorant comments about hating this country, I don't get mad. I'm glad they haven't had to go to some of the places I have.
  • The Island of Malta.
  • I've only lived in the United Kingdom and in the Canary Islands and I must say that either would be good places to live, based upon those criteria, but the Canary Islands have the edge because of the better weather.
  • Saudi Arabia and Gulf Countries
  • I love living in Canada..and in Vancouver at least the weather is always mild...
  • Denmark!
  • Vatican?
  • Vancouver is beautiful - and in a very beautiful part of the world. At the same time, I think it might be a bit over-rated unless you are quite wealthy. I have visited there frequently - not finding the general population to be very happy at all. There is a great deal of homelessness and street prostitution. Culture is pretty dry compared to major US cities. And local business appears to lack creativity and innovation. Universal health care is a great concept, but in Canada the range of services is limited and the wait for them can be long. It is true, however, that the short-term sightedness in the US has been costing us dearly in recent decades. Getting out might be very wise; and Canada, in the long run would be a good choice. Also consider Ireland, Iceland, Spain, and Colombia.
  • Sweden or any of the Scandanavian countries!
  • not the u.s. i have lived here all my life and when i was younger i thought it was the best. but that was just because everyone here thinks it's the best and they train their kids to think its the best. if "the best" means the biggest international bully and the most ruthless, wasteful, elitests... then yes we are the best. i think since the economy has been suffering here, and since i'm a bit older now, i see that capitalism isn't really the best system for everyone. it's the best system if you are wealthy. but i moved to chicago about four years ago and living here you really see the inequalities. Especially with black people. Some black people here will never have an "american" quality of life. And these young, rich, white assholes actually have the nerve to look down on these people and enjoy their advantage. I once heard some douchbags on the train having a conversation about employment. "but dude, you are so employable. i mean i hate to say it but you're a handsome caucasian male. you won't have problems finding a job." and it's stuff like that that really sucks. because it seems like this country wants to trick you into beliving that this is the land of opportunity, but it isn't. Because going to college gets you in debt and that sets you back from actually buying capital and taking part in "capitalism." So this system is designed only to benefit whoever starts out with more money, whoever inherits the capital. if you have less, the chances are you will always have less. If you have more it is at the expense of those who have less so you'd want them to keep having less. An education means less and less in this country. Still it's pretty much the only way you can feed yourself.
  • CarnivalMonkey, you are so stupid. Shame on you. do you know why most black people will never have american quality of life because they are lazy, bunch of thugs, rob people, wear clothes hanging on their knees. Who would give a decent job to someone who does not even dress proper. All you guys know is blaming others, blaming white people. FYI, I am not even white. Do you ever take incentive to be better, get ahead in your life. All you care about is listen to stupid rap songs. Look at mexicans, they work so hard, family centric, you guys are drug centric. You are the biggest loser thinking that going to college is a trick. Go to college, work hard then find out if you will get a decent job or not. I am an immigrant here, came from a poor country, studied hard working at a fast food. Now I make more than 100K a year, have a nice house. I live an american life. I really think crime is bad in this country mostly because of you. Every single time i turn on the TV, I see black people robbing banks, carjacking etc etc.
  • The best places to live would be Ireland,New Zealand,Switzerland,and some parts of U.S.Canada also has some nice areas also.It all comes down to what you are looking for and the cost of living you can afford.I have been to all of the counties and New Zealand i like the best and if you ever get a chance to go there you should.
  • TUNISIA is the best place in the world to live, low crime good weather organic food
  • We spend more and get less than most countries. Instead of blaming the rich you should blame govt. They have been spending our grandchildrens money and future fighting poverty, homelessness, education etc. I would like to say the US, but for the first time in my life I would consider leaving the US.
  • Any of the Scandinavian countries
  • The UK is currently being ruined by a culture of thuggery and drink that makes many towns, even small rural ones, dangerous and aggressive places. I know, I live in one of them. (I don't mean I am dangerous and aggressive!) Extremely poor leadership by governments has lead to unaffordable housing for millions. But hey we have the Olympics in 2012. So its all ok then. When I think of leaving these shores in search of countries that are less lawless and violent, I tend towards Scandanavian countries. And it seems that Islamic states, for all their faults, know how to deal with the violent minority that blight UK streets. No drink and violence problems there. We need to retain our democratic values whilst learning something about intolerance for drunkeness and violence that the Saudi's have. In the meantime I would choose Norway, Sweden or Denmark.
  • i'm not sure anywhere is good for employment right now but otherwise i'd say canada or new zealand
  • Vancouver's great if you're rich. Its housing is among the most expensive in the world. It has an overall high crime rate but the murder rate is less than most big US cities.
  • Vancouver, but just for the rich. Also it's rainy and cold for half the year. Good skiing in the winter though. Sydney Aus would be beautiful all year around but it's on the other side of the planet.
  • It is definitely not the United States. Am a Ugandan citizen, who is well traveled around the world. Before I came to the United States for my college degree, I used to think America was a perfect country because of what I heard and saw on T.V, But after living here, I can now see the real truth. Most of the people who keep saying that this country is the land of opportunity are the rich folks. I've been to the whole of the European Union and never saw average people suffering like the way they do here in America because of financial reasons. Canada is also a much better country compared to the U.S. Greed and high crime rates are what drive the United States of America. And you want me to tell you that the U.S has the best quality of life, No way.
  • Canada sans good weather
  • US not for if you were poor because you get fucked 5 times and not with just the same hand! It's a hand that starts from your rectum and ends out from your mouth and continues to crowls into your wallet and bank account we call that THE SYSTEM! a man made mechanism from the ancient slavery just with new sofisticated loop holes and meanings... To live good in the USA you need intellegense, college degree,good pay check and land on a good wife if you intend to get married otherwise you will be fucked 5X 1000 without a chance going back to your country that you thought was misrable. so, best place to live is a place that you call it home. A place where you feel confortable without being subjected to racism, hate or retaliation or shot dead. No it's notr the black man fault that you been subjected to violance It's the history of slavery, the anomasity that was generated toward them. Before you think about a best place to live venture around and get you college degree.Oh diversity is the key cause USA is not France!!
  • I think it depends on what you're looking for in life. These lists tend to compare numerical things like life expectancy, which is important, but you can live in the safest, healthiest place in the world and be bored out of your mind. For me, art, beauty, mix of weather (both dry, warm and cold) convenient location for traveling, are very important, so this knocks countries like Canada, the US, Japan, and Australia off the list. That leaves Europe. The UK is known to have similar crime, drug, and economic problems as the US, so a bit wary about it, though Scotland is talked about more positively. Anyway, to cut to the chase, I'd say France, Sweden, or Denmark. Denmark consistently ranks high, but is also known for its extremely difficult immigration. Sweden may be a bit boring, leans to the cold side, and not quite as convenient to access the rest of Europe. France may also be difficult to immigrate to, but has a wide variety of weather, nice beaches, beautiful architecture, larger, more diverse population, etc. I'm not sure about cultural differences. Anywhere in Europe, the people and social networks, including work, are going to be different. I'm sure Canada is the most like the US culturally, but their cities suffer from pretty unpleasant weather (Vancouver extreme rain, other cities quite cold with lots of snow) and it generally seems fairly boring.
  • us is the best place to live...........if u have money
  • Klerksdorp, South Africa.
  • In Rio we just have a nice weather and we are very happy. I hope one day the other factors will came and make us even happier. Best

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