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June 25, 2020

The Top Five Best Countries in the World

Discover our pick of the top five best countries in the world, rated for a number of criteria including healthcare, architecture, and eco-friendly initiatives.

Where are the best countries in the world to live? It’s a question that many ask themselves at some point during their lives as they ponder lifestyle decisions and how they can enjoy the optimal residence possible.

Without a hint of patriotism and keeping a handle on our reverie, here is our pick of the top five best countries in the world. This list was compiled looking at factors such as standards of living, healthcare and green initiatives including eco-friendly architecture.

Discover the best countries in the world


Did you know that Switzerland is the most eco-friendly country in the world – a key reason for why it tops our list of the best countries in the world to live? Breathtakingly beautiful with stunning mountains, lakes, forests as well as chocolate box cities such as Lucerne, Locarno and Basel, Switzerland really does have it all. Its healthcare is also excellent, with affordable services accessible to every resident through mandatory health insurance.


The tiny sovereign state of Monaco is smaller than most Swiss cities, but with just as many benefits. The Principality’s health system is second-to-none whilst its position on the Mediterranean Sea with the Alps just an hour away means there is something for every taste in terms of leisure activities. Monaco is also a champion in green initiatives, which are very much driven by leading royal H.S.H. Prince Albert II. Current projects include the construction of a new eco-district, Portier Cove, which looks set to be Europe’s most exclusive address when it is completed in 2025.


Just over the border with Monaco and Switzerland is France, the world’s most visited country by tourists who flock to soak up its colourful history, beautiful landscapes and gastronomic delights. For those that call France home, the country is equally as generous. With top-rate healthcare, a fantastic education system and a preoccupation with the environment which has led to an increase in eco-friendly architecture in recent years, France is a wonderful place to live.


From its position on the other side of the globe, Australia frequently figures in polls of the best countries in the world. Reasons for this include an excellent standard of living, first-class education and high life expectancy. It also has one of the lowest population densities of anywhere on the planet as well as an outdoor lifestyle which befits the wonderful climate.


Canada is the second-largest country in the world after Russia, but also one of the most sparsely populated, with most residents living within 125 miles of the border with America. It has spectacular scenery, a strong economy, excellent healthcare and spends more money on education than any other nation. It also has a reputation as being one of the greenest countries in the world, with Vancouver being particularly eco friendly.

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