If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you choose? With nearly 200 countries to pick from, there are certainly a lot of options. All of them have their pros and cons. So what are the best countries in the world?
Massive amounts of research would be required to determine the best countries in the world. It’s not a task that you or any of your friends have time for. Luckily, USNews.com has done all of the hard work for us.
In this post we take a close look at the 2017 rankings of the Best Countries In The World from USNews.com. Below we’ll shine the spotlight on the top 10 (of 80) countries overall and then look at what country took the top spot in a variety of categories. To learn more and to see the full rankings, please visit USNews.com.
According to USNews.com, these are the best countries in the world in 2017:
- United Kingdom
- United States
See #11 to 80 here.
USNews.com then focused on 9 sub rankings that highlight the best countries for:
- Adventure – Brazil
- Citizenship – Norway
- Cultural Influence – Italy
- Entrepreneurship – Germany
- Heritage – Italy
- Movers – United Arab Emirates
- Open For Business – Panama
- Power – United States
- Quality Of Life – Canada
Finally the report ranked the best countries in a variety of other factors that you might find interesting:
- For Education – Canada
- To Raise Kids – Sweden
- To Invest In – Malaysia
- A Comfortable Retirement – New Zealand
- To Start A Career – Russia
- To Travel Alone – Spain
- Most Influential – United States
- For Green Living – Sweden
- To Headquarter A Corporation – Switzerland
- For Women – Sweden
- To Start A Business – Thailand
- To Study Abroad – United Arab Emirates
- Most Forward-Looking – Japan
- Most Transparent – Finland
In this post we have only highlighted the top countries. Visit USNews.com to find out where other countries rank on these lists and to learn about the methodology used to compile the rankings.
What does this list mean for you? This research provides lots of interesting information. Use this list as a starting point for your own country research. Don’t base an international move or a foreign job search solely on these rankings. It’s your responsibility to find the best country for you.
If a certain country catches your eye, it’s time to dive deeper. This is when you start to research work visas, customs, lifestyles, work-life balance, cost of living, and other important details that are high on your priority list. Once you make a decision on what you think are the best countries in the world, it’s up to you to decide how you can move there to work, live, and play.
The world is yours to explore. We highly encourage everyone to work abroad, travel, and/or settle down in their dream destination. Best of luck!
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