Countries With the Highest Quality of Life

 

Which place makes people feel the happiest? Of course, you can be happy and carefree anywhere and with little if you know how to do it. But if you could choose where would you live a better life of higher quality, where would you go?

Not really sure?!

We’ve done the hard work for you and bring you a list of the countries with the highest quality of life in the world. So, let’s see which they are!

Classification Criteria

Classification Criteria

The following ranking is based on data provided by Numbeo.com, an online collaborative database that allows users from all over the world to share and compare information on cities and countries in terms of cost and quality of life, traffic, crime, level of pollution, etc.

The “Quality of Life Index” of each nation is calculated by applying an empirical formula that involves variables such as:

  • Purchase Power of the coin (the higher the value, the better)
  • Pollution index (the lower the value the better)
  • House price/income ratio (the lower the value, the better)
  • Cost of living (the lower the value, the better)
  • Safety index (the higher the value, the better)
  • Healthcare level (the higher the value the better)
  • Index of the time spent in traffic on the journey home to work (the lower the value, the better)
  • Climate quality index (the higher the value, the better).

Ranking of the Countries With the Highest Quality of Life

Ranking of the Countries With the Highest Quality of Life

The countries shown in the table below have the highest quality of life according to the above criteria. The values ​​indicated in the table are the most relevant indices in the calculation of the ranking. Now, let’s see which country wins and which one is in the last place on the table!

Country Life quality Safety Pollution Climate
Denmark 198.57 73.91 21.52 73.91
Switzerland 195.93 78.42 21.89 78.42
Finland 194.01 74.47 11.79 74.47
Australia 191.13 58.33 23.22 58.33
Austria 191.05 75.57 21.65 78.22
Holland 188.91 72.85 26.11 87.53
Iceland 187.79 76.30 16.20 68.81
Germany 187.05 64.86 29.28 83.15
New Zeland 185.58 57.81 23.52 95.46
Norway 181.86 65.38 20.14 71.37
Estonia 180.88 76.44 19.02 64.28
Japan 180.50 78.33 39.34 84.79
USA 179.20 52.30 38.17 76.69
Sweden 178.67 52.57 19.05 73.97
Slovenia 175.98 79.05 23.53 77.56
Spain 174.16 67.67 40.37 93.98
UK 170.81 55.46 40.62 87.77
Canada 170.32 59.36 27.97 52.69
Qatar 167.84 88.10 60.41 36.03
United Arab Emirates 167.81 84.55 50.66 45.23
Croatia 165.31 75.33 30.07 89.89
Portugal 163.50 70.17 30.38 97.72
Belgium 162.09 54.71 53.66 86.03
Ireland 160.82 54.32 34.29 89.13
Czech Republic 158.79 74.60 39.46 77.13
France 157.83 52.63 43.64 89.78
Cyprus 157.57 68.43 55.11 92.80
Singapore 156.91 68.47 33.30 57.45
Lithuania 156.36 66.12 27.91 69.86
Israel 153.82 69.56 57.48 93.78
Slovakia 153.10 70.19 39.99 78.13
Saudi Arabia 152.72 73.32 64.34 45.98
South Korea 149.53 72.67 62.25 68.39
Latvia 149.15 62.57 34.07 74.70
Poland 147.98 66.87 63.09 76.03
Italy 145.69 55.76 55.65 91.64
Belarus 141.47 74.98 43.58 64.37
Romania 140.31 72.18 58.79 77.69
Greece 137.82 58.70 52.33 94.18
South Africa 135.31 22.71 57.12 95.25