Top 10 Best Countries to Live in 2014

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When considering the top ten countries to live in, you must take several factors into consideration. So to look at the top 10 countries to live in you must look at that country’s GDP, social support, generosity, freedom from corruption, freedom to make choices and life expectancy and only then can you decide which are the best places to live in 2014. This is a list of the best top 10 countries to live in 2014, based on the criteria mentioned above.

live in 2014, based on the criteria mentioned above.
10

Australia

Australia
Australia

Even though it has dropped from 3rd on this list last year, it maintains it place in the top 10 mainly due to its GDP, level of education and life expectancy.
9

Iceland

Iceland
Iceland

Named top of the Forbes list of top 10 cleanest countries in the world, Iceland also enjoys a 99.9% literacy rate. Those things linked with it having the 6th highest GDP and one of the highest life expectancy in the world; place this country squarely on the list.
8

Austria

Austria
Austria

Although the country has lost its No. 1 spot from last year, Vienna remains the No. 1 city to live in, keeping the country on this list. One of the things that Vienna residents can enjoy is the fact that they have a higher GDP than any other city in the world.
7

Finland

Finland
Finland

The fact that Finland enjoys a 100% literacy rate and 80% of families own a lake and a country cottage, probably says it all but as well as that they have a superb transport system plus excellent access to a health care system.
6

Canada

Canada
Canada

Canada has advanced from its 10th place last year and that is probably due to its continued advances in its pension schemes and health care system. Canadians today can expect to earn twice as much as their parents yet nearly 15% of the population is aged over 65.
5

Sweden

Sweden
Sweden

Sweden is renowned as being the safest country for women to reside in and that combined with parents sharing 16 months for parental care at 80% wages, free day care and free universities makes this country a sure thing for keeping on this list.
4

Netherlands

Netherlands
Netherlands

For its political structure, the Netherlands is listed as 3rd best in the world and it is rated as 6th for the countries with the lowest crimes but it is probably the fact that 91% of the population say that they lead happy and contented lives that places the country on this list.
3

Switzerland

Switzerland
Switzerland

Switzerland is well known for its tranquil and safe quality of life and has risen from its 4th place on this list last year.
2

Norway

Norway
Norway

Norwegians can enjoy some of the cleanest air, purest waters and healthiest foods that the planet has to offer, yet its oil industry also allows the people to party like no others.
1

Denmark

Denmark
Denmark

This country enjoys a zero murder and crime rate and also offers free child care. It has an excellent health care system and the government pays people to take their bicycle to work instead of their car, helping to protect both the environment and their No. 1 position on this list.

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