Americans Think It’s Number One, But the United States Didn’t Take Top Spot as Best Country to Live in
There is no greater country than the United States. As Americans, we take great pride in calling it home. But according to the inaugural list of the World’s Best Countries To Live In, released at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, not everyone agrees with that sentiment.
On a list that contains 60 different countries and several different determining factors, the United States didn't even make the medal round - coming in at number four, behind Germany, Canada and the United Kingdom.
The United States was at the top of the list in two categories, however, Power and Most Influential Country. Out of the 60 countries on the list, the United States was in the top five for Cultural Influence (number three), Most Forward Looking Country (number three), Best Country To Start A Career (number three), Best Country for Education (number three) and Best Country To Study Abroad (number three).
Our neighbors to the north, Canada, can claim medals for Best Quality of Life (number one), Best Country To Headquarter A Corporation (number one), Citizenship (number two), Best Country For Retirement (number three), Best Country To Raise Kids (number three), and Best Country For Women (number three).
Even though the United States finished in first place in only two categories, the image that Americans have, compared to what the rest of the world thinks, might not be that bad. But after looking through the list and comparing the United States to other countries, Americans may have to admit that there is room for improvement.
According to the list, here are the Top 10 Countries To Live In The World:
- United Kingdom
- United States
Here's the complete list of the 60 countries and how they ranked in each category.