[Voice of Hope September 18, 2023](Comprehensive compilation by our reporter Zhou Yang) Recently, US News & World Report announced the results of a survey and selected the 10 most livable countries in the world in 2023. In this survey, 85 countries were assessed and 17,000 people worldwide participated. The selection indicators include: gross domestic product (GDP), purchasing power, education, security, average life expectancy, gender equality and financial quality.
“U.S. News & World Report” is a news magazine, as famous as “Time” and “Newsweek”, and is widely known for its investigative reporting and rankings.
In this survey, the 10 most livable countries are as follows:
Sweden is a Nordic country located in Scandinavia with stunning landscapes. In the 2023 ranking of countries with the best quality of life, it stood out in terms of human development index, social progress index and quality of life index and won the crown. Compared to other countries, Sweden ranks high in health care, public education, political stability, safety and economic security. Sweden is also committed to sustainable development, advocating human rights, wealth distribution, environmental protection, etc., and focusing on economic growth, innovation, progress and geographical attractiveness. It is a modern, liberal and democratic country with highly developed countries, and its citizens enjoy high quality life.
Among the Nordic countries, Denmark is the southernmost. In the ranking of the most livable countries, it ranks second after Sweden. The country has a universal healthcare system and citizens can enjoy free medical services. At the same time, you also enjoy free higher education. The Danish government is known for its stability and openness. The country implements a constitutional monarchy, and the Parliament is its highest legislative body and is elected by the people. Denmark’s socio-economic structure is commendable and allows for social mobility. In Denmark, people have equal income, political stability, social security, and a good health system. It is a developed country with a high standard of living.
Canada has done well in recent years. Ranked third in this ranking of the most livable countries. The country is known for its political stability, low crime rate, and friendly relations with its neighbors. Canada’s natural environment is beautiful and magnificent, and it leads the world in most environmental quality standards. Canada is rich in natural resources and exports a large amount of energy, food and mineral products. It is the world’s third largest oil producer and the world’s largest service exporter. The country’s economy is developed, its citizens are wealthy, its people’s health index is very high, and the proportion of people suffering from dangerous or infectious diseases is small.
Switzerland is located in the center of Europe and is famous for its alpine scenery, clean environment and cultural diversity. It is one of the most developed countries in the world and has one of the highest per capita GDP in the world. Switzerland has a large number of highly skilled and well-educated people, high per capita income, and low unemployment. It also has a low corporate tax rate, a highly developed service industry, a world-class financial industry and a strong high-tech manufacturing industry. These are the key driving forces for the Swiss economy to maintain growth. Switzerland also has a good reputation for safety and security, with low crime rates and a stable political environment. These factors combine to make Switzerland one of the most liveable countries in the world.
In this ranking, the Nordic country Norway stands out for its security, stable policies and developed public education system. Norway is one of the world’s largest oil exporters, has free higher education and a long literary tradition. Norwegians have high wages, low unemployment, and outstanding policies such as maternity leave and gender equality. Norway is one of the most developed countries in the world with a very high standard of living and has always been known as one of the most livable countries in the world.
Finland is located in northern Europe and is one of the five Nordic countries. The country has about 188,000 lakes, so it has the reputation of “the country of a thousand lakes”. In the rankings, Finland stands out for its safety, public education system and family-friendliness, making it a world leader in education. It also received high marks for civil rights, lifestyle and press freedom. Finland was also one of the first countries in the world to grant women the right to vote. The country has invested heavily in social safety nets and public services, like its Nordic neighbors. Finland is a highly developed country in the world, and people enjoy a very high quality of life.
Germany is the most populous country in the EU and the largest economy in the EU. Known as the “European Economic Locomotive”, Germany is one of the most powerful economic powers in the world and a global leader in import and export. The country is known for its solid economy, healthcare, and education system, and in terms of higher education, it offers free college education. Germany also has a well-trained and diverse workforce and thriving telecommunications, health and tourism sectors. The German economy is mainly high-end manufacturing represented by automobiles and precision machine tools. German cars are a symbol of the country’s quality. Germany is also a major country in renewable energy, with a very high greening rate. It is a model of sustainable economic development, and its living standards are among the best in the world.
In this ranking, the Netherlands, located in northwest Europe, ranks among the top 10 for its strong public health, education system, and political stability. The Netherlands is a developed country with an export-oriented economy and is known as the “European Trade Gateway”. It has advanced technologies in the fields of electronics, chemical industry, water conservancy, shipbuilding and food processing. The financial services and insurance industries in the Netherlands are also well developed. The country is the world’s second largest exporter of food and agricultural products and one of the world’s leading agricultural exporters. In addition, the Netherlands is also famous for its tulips and ranks first in the world in flower exports. The country has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world and its people have a high quality of life.
Australia, located in Oceania, is the only country in the world that covers the entire continent. The pillar industries of its economy are mineral resource development, animal husbandry, dairy industry, and tourism. It is known as “riding on the back of a sheep” and The country is known as “Sitting on a Mine Cart”. In addition, Australia is also world-renowned for its excellent educational standards. The country’s degree of freedom and democracy, social and economic development, and quality of national life are among the best in the world, making it one of the most popular countries for immigrants and students in the world. Australian residents are sporty and life expectancy is long for both men and women.
New Zealand has beautiful scenery, pleasant climate, pure natural environment and many tourist attractions. New Zealanders are known for their hard work attitude, high quality of life and strong work ethic, but they also maintain a balance between their personal lives and their work. Public health care in New Zealand is free or low-cost. The country is rich in natural resources and has a high quality of life. It is one of the few developed countries in the southern hemisphere.
In this ranking of the world’s most livable countries, European countries account for 7 out of 10 seats, showing their strong strength. Among all the countries on the list, they are generally countries with good natural environment, developed economy, and stable society. People have high living standards and a strong sense of national happiness.
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