What are the Best Countries to Live in?
Sometimes, the best next move is to head for greener pasture. If you feel like you need a fresh start, here are a few countries that you should look into. They have been picked according to the HDI report (Human Development Index).
Moving Abroad Needs Planning
Deciding on a location solely by reading an article is not suggested. If you have not been to one of the countries below, you will want to plan a trip in order to experience life there. Make it at least a week, and rent an apartment, so that you can really live as if you were residing in this city. If it all makes sense when you get back home, then you need to start planning. No matter where you decide to apply for residency, you will need to have documents certified or legalized (depending on the host country). They include a birth certificate and proof of legal status. To help you gather the right documents, it is better to call upon an embassy legalization services company, which can handle the request and send the documents directly to your home.
Top Three Countries to Live Abroad
If you don’t like cold weather, the cities below may not seem so attractive. You might be more interested by number four and five in the standings, which are Hong Kong and Australia.
You can’t go wrong with Switzerland. At least not according to the HDI report, where it has been sitting in the number one spot for eight years now (since 2015). Its score is close enough to perfection at .962. Why is it such a wonderful country to live in? First, for the quality of its education. It offers some of the best public schools in the world, which is important to all parents. But its two other main qualities are also significant. It ranks fifth in terms of GDP per capita, and it is number six in the standings, in regards to life expectancy.
Norway isn’t far behind Switzerland, as its score is .961. Just like its competitor, it has been sitting at the same spot on the list (number two) since 2015. The one thing that keeps this country up on the chart, is its quality of life, especially in regards to enjoying the outdoors. Having a low crime rate helps Norway, and so does the fact that its cities are kept clean. Furthermore, workers have many benefits, featuring decent wages and reduced work hours. However, this country is known for not welcoming many immigrants, which means that it may be quite difficult to enter as a resident.
You have to see it to believe it. Iceland probably isn’t one of the first countries that would come in anyone’s mind when thinking about quality of life. Yet, it has been steady at number three for the last eight years as well. Public services are the main strength of the country, as it offers a great healthcare system for all and a strong level of public schools as well. However, anyone moving there needs to enjoy cold weather and not to mind being distant to the rest of the world.
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