Top 10 best countries to live in 2018

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Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.” This quote by Hans Christian Andersen clearly asks us to more than just live. An individual’s lifestyle depends mostly on the country he/she lives in. From day-to-day activities to social and professional life, all depends on the country and its culture. Living a peaceful and happy life is what everyone wants today. So here is the list of the top 10 countries to live in 2018

10. Netherlands

The Netherlands, a country in north-western Europe, is known for a flat landscape of canals, tulip fields, windmills and cycling routes. Amsterdam, the capital, is home to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and the house where Jewish diarist Anne Frank hid during WWII. Canal side mansions and a trove of works from artists including Rembrandt and Vermeer remain from the city’s 17th-century “Golden Age.

9. France

France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches. Paris, its capital, is famed for its fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country is also renowned for its wines and sophisticated cuisine. Lascaux’s ancient cave drawings, Lyon’s Roman theatre and the vast Palace of Versailles attest to its rich history. It is one of the most visited country in the world. French cuisine and wine is quite famous all over the world.

8. United States

The U.S. is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of North America, with Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii extending the nation’s presence into the Pacific Ocean. Major Atlantic Coast cities are New York, a global finance and culture centre, and capital Washington, DC. Midwestern metropolis Chicago is known for influential architecture and on the west coast, Los Angeles’ Hollywood is famed for filmmaking. It is home to most of the top universities in the world. It is world’ most dominant economic and military power.

7. Australia

Australia is a country and continent surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans. Its major cities – Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide – are coastal. Its capital, Canberra, is inland. The country is known for its Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef, a vast interior desert wilderness called the Outback, and unique animal species like kangaroos and duck-billed platypuses.

6. Sweden

Sweden is a Scandinavian nation with thousands of coastal islands and inland lakes, along with vast boreal forests and glaciated mountains. Its principal cities, eastern capital Stockholm and southwestern Gothenburg and Malmö, are all coastal. Stockholm is built on 14 islands. It has more than 50 bridges, as well as the medieval old town, Gamla Stan, royal palaces and museums such as open-air Skansen. Healthcare as well as college education are free, and its people are known to have one of the longest life expectancy in the world.

5. Japan

Japan is one of the world’s most technically advanced nation. Most of the Japan is covered by mountains and heavily wooded areas. It is known worldwide for its traditional arts. It has a legacy of distinctive gardens and sculpture. It is the birthplace of Sushi, its major culinary exports. It is the largest producer of automobiles. Tokyo, the capital, is known for skyscrapers, shopping and pop culture.

4. United Kingdom

The United Kingdom, made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, is an island nation in north-western Europe. England – birthplace of Shakespeare and The Beatles – is home to the capital, London, a globally influential centre of finance and culture. England is also site of Neolithic Stonehenge, Bath’s Roman spa and centuries-old universities at Oxford and Cambridge.

3. Germany

Germany, the most populous nation in the European union. It possesses one of the largest economies in the world. Germany has a work force of high skills and less corruption. It is one of the globe’s leading importers and exporters. With a landscape of forests, rivers, mountain ranges and North Sea beaches, it has over 2 millennia of history. Berlin, its capital, is home to art and nightlife scenes, the Brandenburg Gate. Munich is known for its Oktoberfest and beer halls. Frankfurt, with its skyscrapers, houses the European Central Bank.

2. Canada

Canada takes up about 2/5th of the North American continent making it the second largest country in the world after Russia. Half of its people graduate from college. With high rate of life satisfaction, lower murder rates. It is also regarded as one of the most peaceful countries in the world. Major cities include Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Québec City and Ottawa. Canada’s vast swaths of wilderness include lake-filled Banff National Park in the Rocky Mountains. It’s also home to Niagara Falls, a famous group of massive waterfalls.

1. Switzerland

Best for life expectancy, Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Its cities contain medieval quarters, with landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge. The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and chocolate are world renowned. It is one of the world’s wealthiest countries.

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