In many countries, increasing economic and social problems are disrupting the peace of mind of citizens. The urge to earn money and attain power is deteriorating the livelihood of people. Apparently, the environment that we live in is an important factor for happiness. The economic, social, and political environment of the country we live in directly affects our livelihood. So what is the definition of an ideal country? A country that has suffice natural resources. A country with pleasant climatic conditions. A country that offers good infrastructure facilities. And most importantly a country where citizens live happily and die in peace. Here is a list of Top ten countries to live in 2014.
Officially regarded as The Republic of Austria, Austria is one of the best countries to live in 2014 due to its beautiful atmosphere and stable economic condition. Education is a prime priority in Austria with many states providing costless primary education. With a current reported population of 8,504,805, Austria is also considered as one of the happiest countries in the world. Also with a per capita GDP of $41, 908 Billion, Austria is the 11th richest country in the world. Along with a pleasant climate, the crime rate in this beautiful country is impressively low.
With economic stability and little crime rate, Australia is one the finest countries to live in 2014. Its nature friendly and pleasant environment assures a peaceful life to all its citizens. With a per capita GDP of $41,954 Billion, Australia is also one of the richest countries in the world. According to a report, it is the tenth happiest country in the world. Appreciated for its costless education facilities, strong marital allowances, stable economy, and good pension plans for senior citizens, the land of Kangaroos is certainly one of the finest countries in the world.
A place where most people shut their shops by 5 P.M. to spend quality time with their families, Sweden shows all traits of an ideal country. Also an ideal tourist destination, Sweden boasts acute climatic and infrastructure facilities. Known for its iron and timber facilities, Sweden is the third biggest country in Europe. Also one of the cleanest countries, Sweden’s climate sometimes displays 24 hour cold temperature. With a per capita GDP of $ 40,304, Sweden is the 14th richest country in the world. A happy and serene environment makes the citizens of Sweden 5th happiest people of the world. Truly, Sweden is one of the finest countries to live in 2014.
Regarded as world’s most peaceful country, Iceland’s low crime rate make it one of the top countries to live in 2014. Iceland also sets a great score in hygiene and cleanliness. Filled with mind-healing greenery, Iceland has a literacy percentage of 99.9. With a per capita GDP of $39,718, Iceland certainly has a stable economy. No wonder it is the ninth happiest country in the world. An interesting fact about Iceland is that the country has 24 hour days during July and June. Handball is an extremely famous sport in Island and also is the national sport of the country.
With 2 capitals, Amsterdam and Hague, Netherlands’ economy has been stable for a very long time along with a maintained low crime rate. Education has been made compulsory for children between 4-16 which is drastically reducing illiteracy in the country. With a subtle marine climate, you will experience a pleasantness in the summers while enjoying the stable winters. Ranked as the tenth happiest country in the world, Netherlands legalized same sex marriages in 2001. Also, people from Netherlands are the tallest people in the world with an average male height of about 6 feet.
With a small population of 5 Million people, Luxembourg is one of the most safest and peaceful countries to live in 2014. The smallest European country by population, Luxembourg is known for its low tax deductions. Also the second richest country in the world, Luxembourg has one of the most healthiest people in the world. It is considered as the best European country in terms of economic freedom. Also, the head quarter of major video calling application Skype is located in the country. Because of its reduced tax deductions, the country is a haven for businessmen and entrepreneurs. No wonder 40% of Luxembourg’s population constitute immigrants.
Due to its peacefulness and education opportunities, Canada is the number 4 country to live in 2014. According to a recent survey, about 92% of Canada’s population is happy and content. Also, Canadians are one of the most jovial people in the world. It’s a great place to study, live, and work. With a per capita GDP of $42, 317, Canada is the 9th richest country in the world. Unemployment in Canada is impressively as low as 5%. Interestingly, 99% of Canadians are literate.
Norway is the most happiest and peaceful country in the world. That certainly makes it one of the countries to live in 2014. Known as the kingdom of Norway, the country boasts suitable climatic condition with 34 degrees being the highest temperature in summers and 14 degrees in winters. Providing a great work schedule by making it compulsory to not work more than 7.5 hours, the country reduces tax rates to half in December so that all families can enjoy Christmas. Also, Norway is the 3rd cleanest country in the world.
A country with negligible crime rate, stable economic condition, friendly people, Denmark certainly is one of the top countries to live in. The government of Denmark urges its people to use bicycles instead of vehicles. In a recent survey, the country topped the list of the happiest people on earth. With an impressive 99% literacy, Denmark is the second most peaceful country in the world.
Switzerland takes the peak position in our list ‘Top ten countries to live in 2014’. With a literacy percentage of 99%, Switzerland according to a report is the 2nd jolliest country in the world. In 2014, it was officially declared as the cleanest country in the world. Also, Switzerland boasts a negligible unemployment rate. Interestingly, teaching is one of the highest paid jobs in Switzerland.