We all want a nice place to live in. We all want a secure place. We all want to raise our children in a place where they can be happy and have a better future, as they deserve. To find out what this the better place to live in is, The BAV Group, a unit of global marketing communications company VMLY&R, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, conducted a study in 2019, that surveyed more than 20,000 global citizens from four regions to assess perceptions of 80 countries on 75 different metrics.  The criteria used, were almost essentials to reveal the quality of life, as the ideas of broad access the food and housing, to quality education and health care, to employment that will sustain us, quality of life may also include intangibles such as job security, political stability, individual freedom and environmental quality.  What came out is almost what we could already expect: richest countries on the top, poorest on the bottom. For the fourth consecutive year, Canada ranks No. 1 overall for providing a good quality of life. In other words, it was elected the best mainly according to both being politically stable and having a well-developed public education system, but also for having a good job market, and this point is also supported by independent researches. The North American country is seen as possessing the fifth best well-developed public health care system. In fact, Canada is rated in the top 10 in all but one of the nine attributes, affordability, where Asian countries dominate. Seven European countries are ranked in the top 10, and 13 from the continent rank in the top 20. Sweden, Denmark and Norway immediately follow Canada, with Switzerland, Finland, Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Germany also finishing in the top 10. Countries perceived to provide a lower quality of life perform most poorly in areas concerning personal safety and economic opportunity. Iraq, followed by Iran, Lebanon, Jordan, and Angola are at the bottom of the quality of life ranking, for obvious reasons about the condition of people living there. Iraq finishes last in the survey for being friendly to families. For the second year in a row, the United States ranks No. 17 overall by survey respondents for actually being considered as one of the best countries where to realize you dreams. In fact, its highest ranking is for its job market, where it ranks first. Its lowest ranking came in affordability, where survey responses placed it No. 56 Having a look at this survey we could establish of course witch one could be the scientifically better but we all know there are thousands of factors to take in consideration, and this must be a personal choice.

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