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What are the best countries to live in?


Miloslaw 21 | 5,128
15 Oct 2021 #1
The best countries in the world to live in, in my opinion, are either in Europe, North America or Australasia.
They all have their pros and cons.
But which countries are your favourites and why?
And how does Poland rate with you?
My personal opinion?
Poland rates about average.
I could live in Norrh America or Australia/ New Zealand but would have some serious concerns there.
I would be happier in Europe, but nice as France is, it has it''s problems, Spain, Italy and Greece are too hot, Scandiavia is too cold and the food is dreadful....

What are your opinions?
Bratwurst Boy 9 | 11,711
15 Oct 2021 #2
I like Germany....doesn't have to be Berlin....baltic coast maybe....Erzgebirge.....Heimat halt!

Still one of the most peaceful, well off, safe places on Earth. Elsewhere to hot or to cold or to many foreigners :)

California, New York...or New Zealand....all great places for holidays....but not for settling (for me that is).
OP Miloslaw 21 | 5,128
15 Oct 2021 #3
@Bratwurst Boy
Yeah, I like Germany.

Is Switzerland not one of the most boring countries in the world to.live in?
Sure, comfortable lifestyle and great scenery, but the people and government are.so.boring and there is little social life.
And it is too clean!I
My.French.friends say.that.even the.cows in Switzerland wipe their own arses....
Novichok 4 | 8,179
15 Oct 2021 #4
so.boring and there is little social life.

Hey, give them credit for trying...Remember that brilliant idea of a needle park? Only the very best would come...
OP Miloslaw 21 | 5,128
15 Oct 2021 #5
Yeah, Swiss nuts.....
Bratwurst Boy 9 | 11,711
15 Oct 2021 #6
Is Switzerland not one of the most boring countries in the world to.live in?

It's also expensive and not easy to settle in, even for Germans....

But boring hasn't mean to be something bad....safe is boring too! :)

As a kid/youth I spend most family holidays in Budapest, I have fond memories about Hungary.....but the language....no way!
Lyzko 45 | 9,508
15 Oct 2021 #7
It used to be Denmark.
Novichok 4 | 8,179
15 Oct 2021 #8
So what happened?
Lyzko 45 | 9,508
15 Oct 2021 #9
Mishandled immigration, lax social regulations, and run-away , Americanization, the usual supects.
Novichok 4 | 8,179
15 Oct 2021 #10
Mishandled immigration

Do you mean Danes didn't invite enough of them?
Lyzko 45 | 9,508
15 Oct 2021 #11
Quite the opposite clearly! We see here the limits of over zealous liberalism. The once tolerant Danes voted for Pia Kjaergaard. Who wants to see Copenhagestan?
jon357 74 | 22,389
16 Oct 2021 #12
over zealous liberalism

I'll take that over over-zealous anything else.
Alien 21 | 5,195
16 Oct 2021 #13
Usedom in sommer, Algarve in winter it is my future in 7-8 y.
Wincig 2 | 227
16 Oct 2021 #14
South of France anytime for me..
Cargo pants 3 | 1,500
16 Oct 2021 #15
In have been ton NewZeland for cpl of months and friends say its better.i doubt my whole family will agree but that would be my choice.
jon357 74 | 22,389
16 Oct 2021 #16
New Zealand

A place I'd like to visit.

For me, I'd happily move to France or Portugal, and if the language was easier, to Istanbul.
amiga500 4 | 1,529
16 Oct 2021 #17
A place I'd like to visit.

The people are more polite than australians, historically they treated the indigineous a lot better (the brittish signed a treaty with the maori and kia ora is said at the start of the 7pm news.) The weather and english style countryside suits the brits. You should check it out.
Cargo pants 3 | 1,500
16 Oct 2021 #18
A place I'd like to visit.

I am sure you would like it,they play cricket.drive on the left side etc,I would love to go there as my first love,my teacher lives there:with her family now:)
johnny reb 50 | 7,389
16 Oct 2021 #19
The United States of America is the number one choice as it has the biggest and best of everything.
mafketis 37 | 10,851
16 Oct 2021 #20
The United States of America

A failing empire is not a good choice....
jon357 74 | 22,389
16 Oct 2021 #21
the biggest

Murder rate.
Cargo pants 3 | 1,500
16 Oct 2021 #22
best of everything.

No,JR,timeis are changing rather changed now.As i land in the US i get a feeling of landing in a third world.At EWR airport they put those I pad kind of things on every seat that you can order your food/aalcohol,pay there and someone will deliver your ,this time I saw almost 50% were not working already,the charging outlets by them are also not working.At JFK as you come out of the plane the carpet is old and worn out,gum stains on the side walk and those Jamaicans trying to hussle i you to get in there illegal cab to rip you.Pot holes on streets,and those ugly electric/cable wires hanging on almost every road.Lately NJMV dept relaxed car inspection laws for people with broken windshields,mirrors,bumpers are all over.Now in NJ they only inspect for emissions and you are good for 2/3 years.

I really can see the change,just like I use to see Poland developing after 2004.
Novichok 4 | 8,179
16 Oct 2021 #23
Murder rate.

The murder rate in the American sector of the US is actually lower than in France at 1 to 2 per 100k.

The murder rate in the African sector of the US is greater than 10 per 100k.
jon357 74 | 22,389
16 Oct 2021 #24
JFK

That airport (like Heathrow and CDG) is a dump compared to Schiphol, Madrid, Dubai or Istanbul.
Lyzko 45 | 9,508
16 Oct 2021 #25
@jon, either extreme is unhealthy.
Atch 20 | 4,154
16 Oct 2021 #26
The problem with that question is that it's quite subjective - and unless one has actually lived in the place, you can only imagine that you'd like living there. You can't know that you would until you do!

According to the United Nations Human Development Report the top ten best places to live are:

1 - Norway

2 - Ireland (tie)
2 - Switzerland (tie)

4 - Iceland (tie)
4 - Hong Kong (tie)

6 - Germany
7 - Sweden
8 - Australia (tie)
8 - Netherlands (tie)
10 - Denmark

And trotting along behind are:

13 - UK
17 - USA
35- Poland

The UN's HDR is one of the top resources for determining which countries have the happiest, healthiest, and most stable populations compared to everywhere else in the world.
Bratwurst Boy 9 | 11,711
16 Oct 2021 #27
4 - Hong Kong (tie)

Before or after the Chinese take-back-over?
Novichok 4 | 8,179
16 Oct 2021 #28
compared to everywhere else in the world.

Let me say the unsayable: all the best is white. HK is not a country so it should not be on the list.
OP Miloslaw 21 | 5,128
16 Oct 2021 #29
South of France anytime for me.

That is a large area.
The Cote d'Azure is great for holidays but I wouldn't want to live there.
I love Provence and the Alpes Maritime.
Also the Camargue and if you go West to the Pyrenees and close to the the Spanish border there is the wonderful town of Collioure.

@Atch
Yes, you have the stats, but there are lies, damned lies and statistics.
Norway, Ireland and Switzerland in the top three?
You are having a laugh!
I have been to all those countries and would not live in any of them.
Out of the tnree, Ireland would be my favourite but the weather is awful.

I see that the UK is above the USA.... I doubt that too.
I reckon we are about equal and both above Ireland!
pawian 223 | 24,583
16 Oct 2021 #30
And how does Poland rate with you?

If you were born in a country and have spent all your life in it, regardless of some foreign trips or stays, you are patriotically and mentally compelled to feel it is the best of all. Simple. That is why I wouldn`t trade Poland for anything else. My country, my home, my castle etc.


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