PDA

View Full Version : Whats the best country to live in?


Gautier
Mar 26th, 2009, 09:35 AM
My top countries

France
Australia
Slovenia
New Zealand

Keadz
Mar 26th, 2009, 09:38 AM
Australia:)
New Zealand
Canada
One of the Scandinavian countries
Netherlands.

Mostly Australia :p

Pasta-Na
Mar 26th, 2009, 09:40 AM
China
Australia
New Zealand

bavaria86
Mar 26th, 2009, 09:41 AM
new zealand
spain
germany
:)

mandy7
Mar 26th, 2009, 10:00 AM
Well if i could pick (and take my family with me)
Australia
Holland
Spain (barcelona actually)

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 26th, 2009, 10:14 AM
Malaysia :worship:

Just Do It
Mar 26th, 2009, 10:16 AM
NZ is nice, but boring :p

Gautier
Mar 26th, 2009, 10:59 AM
I saw on tv about australia, there is great to live. Poor people get retirement at age 65 and rich people cannot get retirement, thats great and very fair. Australia is multicultural country and everybody is welcome. only bad side of australia is very hot weather.

Gautier
Mar 26th, 2009, 11:01 AM
new zealand
spain
germany
:)


I think germans work like a machines, no iprovisation there but during a free time they behave like a dogs who escaped from the chain.;):):D

saint2
Mar 26th, 2009, 11:56 AM
I'd say Poland. Always fun here...I had a very little to compare, cos I lived only at Poland and...little bit at Sweden (besides that have been in France and England, both looks nice, but I've been there too short to judge it)... Sweden looks strange to me comparing to Poland. Very clean and well organised place, but very predictable also...Too much restrictions for me. Prohibition :tape::tape:

As for thos riots in Sweden...Well, the cause is there are a lot of immigrants living on welfare wich sucks, but all immigrants I've seen behaved well...In Poland there are no immigrants, but we don't need them to cause a riot :lol:

A Magicman
Mar 26th, 2009, 12:15 PM
I think germans work like a machines, no iprovisation there but during a free time they behave like a dogs who escaped from the chain.;):):D

Work hard, party hard. ;)

I guess Norway would be a fair pick.

Gautier
Mar 26th, 2009, 12:26 PM
I'd say Poland. Always fun here...I had a very little to compare, cos I lived only at Poland and...little bit at Sweden (besides that have been in France and England, both looks nice, but I've been there too short to judge it)... Sweden looks strange to me comparing to Poland. Very clean and well organised place, but very predictable also...Too much restrictions for me. Prohibition :tape::tape:

As for thos riots in Sweden...Well, the cause is there are a lot of immigrants living on welfare wich sucks, but all immigrants I've seen behaved well...In Poland there are no immigrants, but we don't need them to cause a riot :lol:

Why do many polish people move from poland especially to the UK? I read there is about 700 000 polish people in the UK.

Gautier
Mar 26th, 2009, 12:28 PM
Work hard, party hard. ;)

I guess Norway would be a fair pick.

I don't like hard work. If you have enough money it's quite good to live in Croatia. I think Croatia is in top 20.

saint2
Mar 26th, 2009, 12:31 PM
Why do many polish people move from poland especially to the UK? I read there is about 700 000 polish people in the UK.

Same reason I went to Sweden- money...:rolleyes:

thalle
Mar 26th, 2009, 12:31 PM
A lot of the scandinavian countries because of their welfare-model and system.
Of course there's problems there too, but in general it's very even. I believe Denmark is the country with the lowest gini-coefficient...
Based on "fun level" it probably isn't Denmark, but based on "best country" to live in, I'd prolly say that...

Nicolas
Mar 26th, 2009, 12:31 PM
France (too bad the current president ruins the fun a bit :()

The Dawntreader
Mar 26th, 2009, 12:40 PM
France (too bad the current president ruins the fun a bit :()

Well a right-wing President would create that problem unfortunately.

Gautier
Mar 26th, 2009, 01:11 PM
France (too bad the current president ruins the fun a bit :()

I like Sarkozy and some his ideas about global economy and EU. I disliked him when was a minister of police durnig the protests in France but I changed my opinion.

Gautier
Mar 26th, 2009, 01:15 PM
A lot of the scandinavian countries because of their welfare-model and system.
Of course there's problems there too, but in general it's very even. I believe Denmark is the country with the lowest gini-coefficient...
Based on "fun level" it probably isn't Denmark, but based on "best country" to live in, I'd prolly say that...

I agree. Denmark is a mix of central europe and scandinavia. I read that the dannish people are the happiest nation in the world.:) Unluckily there is no ATP&Wta tournaments so I will hardly go there but I would like to see Denmark.

Nicolas
Mar 26th, 2009, 01:16 PM
I like Sarkozy and some his ideas about global economy and EU. I disliked him when has was a minister of police durnig the protests in France but I changed my opinion.

That's his problem, he cares too much about the rest of the world and not enough about his own country..... whatever.....

Gautier.....sounds like a french name..... where you from? :)

Gautier
Mar 26th, 2009, 01:18 PM
That's his problem, he cares too much about the rest of the world and not enough about his own country..... whatever.....

Gautier.....sounds like a french name..... where you from? :)

I'm from Croatia. Gautier is my friend belgian tennis umpire Frederic Gautier.

frenchie
Mar 26th, 2009, 01:31 PM
I read an article about that topic once

They had a study based on several criterias and the best country to live in was Iceland

Other than that probably Australia, NZ, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark

A Magicman
Mar 26th, 2009, 01:40 PM
I read an article about that topic once

They had a study based on several criterias and the best country to live in was Iceland

Other than that probably Australia, NZ, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark

That study needs an update. The jolly times for Iceland should be over for quite a while now.

Gautier
Mar 26th, 2009, 01:42 PM
That study needs an update. The jolly times for Iceland should be over for quite a while now.


Iceland is iced for few years.:Dhaha

canuckfan
Mar 26th, 2009, 04:28 PM
United Nations Quality of life survey (Human development index)

1. Iceland 0.968 (▬)
2. Norway 0.968 (▬)
3. Canada 0.967 (▲ 1)
4. Australia 0.965 (▼ 1)
5. Ireland 0.960 (▬)
6. Netherlands 0.958 (▲ 3)
7. Sweden 0.958 (▼ 1)
8. Japan 0.956 (▬)
9. Luxembourg 0.956 (▲ 9)
10. Switzerland 0.955 (▼ 3)
11. France 0.955 (▼ 1)
12. Finland 0.954 (▼ 1)
13. Denmark 0.952 (▲ 1)
14. Austria 0.951 (▲ 1)
15. United States 0.950 (▼ 3)
16. Spain 0.949 (▼ 3)
17. Belgium 0.948 (▼ 1)
18. Greece 0.947 (▲ 6)
19. Italy 0.945 (▲ 1)
20. New Zealand 0.944 (▼ 1)
21. United Kingdom 0.942 (▼ 5)
22. Hong Kong 0.942 (▼ 1)
23. Germany 0.940 (▼ 1)
24. Israel 0.930 (▼ 1)
25. South Korea 0.928 (▲ 1)
26. Slovenia 0.923 (▲ 1)
27. Brunei 0.919 (▲ 3)
28. Singapore 0.918 (▼ 3)
29. Kuwait 0.912 (▲ 4)
30. Cyprus 0.912 (▼ 2)
...
179. Sierra Leone 0.329

Andreas
Mar 26th, 2009, 04:32 PM
A lot of the scandinavian countries because of their welfare-model and system.
Of course there's problems there too, but in general it's very even. I believe Denmark is the country with the lowest gini-coefficient...
Based on "fun level" it probably isn't Denmark, but based on "best country" to live in, I'd prolly say that...

Since when is Denmark not fun to live in :p

Andreas
Mar 26th, 2009, 04:34 PM
I agree. Denmark is a mix of central europe and scandinavia. I read that the dannish people are the happiest nation in the world.:) Unluckily there is no ATP&Wta tournaments so I will hardly go there but I would like to see Denmark.

We have an ITF 100k and a big ATP challenger, where Roko Karanusic won last year. We might get a WTA tournament soon :D

Philbo
Mar 26th, 2009, 04:50 PM
Australia

Id like to live in Canada too for a while. Could never live in America.
Would enjoy south africa if it wasnt so violent and dangerous.

You could do worse than England but the climate ruins it. What the hell am I still doing here?

A Magicman
Mar 26th, 2009, 07:25 PM
Since when is Denmark not fun to live in :p

I once sat around in a Fanĝ wooden hut in May with 2 weeks of rain. I can't imagine many more less fun things. :lol:

RFSTB
Mar 26th, 2009, 08:15 PM
USA of course. Everyone wants to come here. Just ask Mexico and India, our biggest fans.

Wtrain
Mar 26th, 2009, 08:34 PM
I'll stay in America, But I enjoy England. Could never live in Canada.

saint2
Mar 26th, 2009, 08:35 PM
USA of course. Everyone wants to come here. Just ask Mexico and India, our biggest fans.

Last place I'd want to live :lol::lol: Especially West Coast... If I'd have to live in USA, I'd take a nice flat in Miami with sight on the sea-thats only option. I'd NEVER live in Califoria or New York, NEVER...I'd go crazy there...:lol::lol:

Joe.
Mar 26th, 2009, 08:39 PM
britains pritty gd lol. But lots of chavs like me :P:lol:

Gautier
Mar 26th, 2009, 08:43 PM
USA of course. Everyone wants to come here. Just ask Mexico and India, our biggest fans.

They just want to come to USA because a life is pretty bad in Mexico and India, poor countries.

daniela86
Mar 26th, 2009, 09:35 PM
Australia :inlove:

pepaw
Mar 26th, 2009, 11:34 PM
canada

hellas719
Mar 26th, 2009, 11:56 PM
Cyprus is probably the best to live in. I would say the US or Greece, but with the current economy the US isn't that good to live in atm, and Greece and Cyprus (the Greek part) are basically the same thing, but it's a little hotter in Cyprus :p

Kunal
Mar 27th, 2009, 12:42 AM
id say germany is pretty high up there as well

the people for some reason get a bad rap but they are quite nice and open

korben
Mar 28th, 2009, 04:04 PM
United Nations Quality of life survey (Human development index)

1. Iceland 0.968 (▬)
2. Norway 0.968 (▬)
3. Canada 0.967 (▲ 1)
4. Australia 0.965 (▼ 1)
5. Ireland 0.960 (▬)
6. Netherlands 0.958 (▲ 3)
7. Sweden 0.958 (▼ 1)
8. Japan 0.956 (▬)
9. Luxembourg 0.956 (▲ 9)
10. Switzerland 0.955 (▼ 3)

Looks pretty good.
Sweden will SINK heavily on that.

My estimation of how this looks next time.

1. Norway
2. Canada
3. Australia
4. Luxembourg
5. Iceland
6. Switzerland
(24. Sweden)
(47. Finland)
Hey. Three of my all time favorite countries in Top 5:bounce: Not bad, not bad at all. :)

Tylane
Mar 28th, 2009, 05:24 PM
That's his problem, he cares too much about the rest of the world and not enough about his own country..... whatever.....

Gautier.....sounds like a french name..... where you from? :)

Are you living in France, at least ????? Everybody says he's omnipresent in french politics ! Everybody thinks he takes first minister's role, how can you say he doesn't care about his own country ? You can think his politic if bad (that's not my opinion), but you can't say he doesn't make enough...


well, the best country where I want to live is mine, so it's ok. I love travelling, but I'm always happy to go back to France after 2/3 weeks abroad.
Here he have everything to be happy: good food, great landscapes, beautiful cities, security, a certain way of life.
Not easy to find all these things in other countries.

tenn_ace
Mar 28th, 2009, 05:34 PM
Germany

korben
Mar 28th, 2009, 06:39 PM
Lets see this religion wise.

United Nations Quality of life survey (Human development index)

1. Iceland 0.968 - None
2. Norway 0.968 - None (Christian)
3. Canada 0.967 - None (Christian)
4. Australia 0.965 - None
5. Ireland 0.960 - Christian (Catholic whatever that mess is)
6. Netherlands 0.958 - Mixed (Christian/Muslim)
7. Sweden 0.958 - Mixed (Christian/Muslim)
8. Japan 0.956 - None (Shinto)
9. Luxembourg 0.956 - None
10. Switzerland 0.955- None

Can we draw conclution of that?

KV
Mar 28th, 2009, 07:20 PM
To me Belgium

Nicolás89
Mar 28th, 2009, 07:49 PM
Lets see this religion wise.

United Nations Quality of life survey (Human development index)

1. Iceland 0.968 - None
2. Norway 0.968 - None (Christian)
3. Canada 0.967 - None (Christian)
4. Australia 0.965 - None
5. Ireland 0.960 - Christian (Catholic whatever that mess is)
6. Netherlands 0.958 - Mixed (Christian/Muslim)
7. Sweden 0.958 - Mixed (Christian/Muslim)
8. Japan 0.956 - None (Shinto)
9. Luxembourg 0.956 - None
10. Switzerland 0.955- None

Can we draw conclution of that?

Not really.
What conclusion did you draw?

new-york
Mar 28th, 2009, 10:16 PM
Canada or Australia seem to be great countries to live in.

NZ for a while too i guess.

schorsch
Mar 28th, 2009, 10:38 PM
Lets see this religion wise.

United Nations Quality of life survey (Human development index)

1. Iceland 0.968 - None
2. Norway 0.968 - None (Christian)
3. Canada 0.967 - None (Christian)
4. Australia 0.965 - None
5. Ireland 0.960 - Christian (Catholic whatever that mess is)
6. Netherlands 0.958 - Mixed (Christian/Muslim)
7. Sweden 0.958 - Mixed (Christian/Muslim)
8. Japan 0.956 - None (Shinto)
9. Luxembourg 0.956 - None
10. Switzerland 0.955- None

Can we draw conclution of that?

What do you mean, none? The majority of people here are either catholic or protestant :shrug:

saint2
Mar 28th, 2009, 10:54 PM
Thos runkings aren't worth a shit. Whats the "quality of life" ? Can someone define it ?

korben
Mar 28th, 2009, 11:04 PM
What do you mean, none? The majority of people here are either catholic or protestant :shrug:

Good for you.
I did had a point in this...

saint2
Mar 28th, 2009, 11:10 PM
One of factors wich is included in thos rankings is gross enrolment index...Actually its enough to say that this ranking is a bullshit. Why not accesibility of brewery products ? Or percentage of people with access to internet ?

Sean.
Mar 28th, 2009, 11:21 PM
Australia
Scandinavia
UK

Brena
Mar 29th, 2009, 12:03 AM
Greece - great seashore, great climate, great food and people who know how to enjoy life.

Ksenia.
Mar 29th, 2009, 12:17 AM
Finland :inlove:

Mr.Kardashian
Mar 29th, 2009, 01:48 AM
Australia, New Zealand, The Netherlands or Japan

raffles
Mar 29th, 2009, 02:57 AM
Lets see this religion wise.

United Nations Quality of life survey (Human development index)

1. Iceland 0.968 - None
2. Norway 0.968 - None (Christian)
3. Canada 0.967 - None (Christian)
4. Australia 0.965 - None
5. Ireland 0.960 - Christian (Catholic whatever that mess is)
6. Netherlands 0.958 - Mixed (Christian/Muslim)
7. Sweden 0.958 - Mixed (Christian/Muslim)
8. Japan 0.956 - None (Shinto)
9. Luxembourg 0.956 - None
10. Switzerland 0.955- None

Can we draw conclution of that?

Religion holds back development.

mckyle.
Mar 29th, 2009, 04:08 AM
Usa!!!

WowWow
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:35 AM
What I like in some parts of some countries, can't be found in the other parts of that same country...

The entire state/country concept sucks and should be abolished.

tennislover
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:32 PM
How about Swissland?

Simon
Apr 2nd, 2009, 03:07 PM
... The entire state/country concept sucks and should be abolished.
Yeah it IS primitive. And it DOES foster war and vast inequalities, as well as restricting individual freedoms. But I think we're stuck with it for a while yet.

(I wouldn't mind living in Canada though.)

jake270392
Apr 2nd, 2009, 04:44 PM
Uk considering im from here, but I would like to live in US, Japan, Australia and Tahiti

shrOOf
Apr 2nd, 2009, 10:02 PM
Germany,Austria,Switzerland. But not the weather. :lol: :tape:

madlove
Apr 3rd, 2009, 03:44 PM
japan, greece, australia, hong kong & singapore of course.

treufreund
Apr 4th, 2009, 06:07 AM
Austria, Germany, Australia, UK, Denmark, Spain, Switzerland, Canada, Kuwait (except it is too hot )

Crazy Canuck
Apr 4th, 2009, 06:21 AM
Prior to leaving Canada, I probably would have listed off the USA, Canada, and a couple of other places where they speak English or are culturally similar. A year and a half later I find myself in Korea and have come to the conclusion that there are probably pros and cons to living most places. Which is better than the other comes down to what you value. In some regards living in Korea is 100 times better than Canada, and vice versa. For example, entertainment is more plentiful and cheaper, but the lack of diversity causes several issues for foreigners living in Korea.

Frankly, if you haven't exerienced living elsewhere, it's a little ignorant to argue that your country is the best place to live. Stats can be useful, but they don't paint the whole picture. It'd be ignorant of me to claim that living in Korea is better than living in Japan or China, given that I haven't lived in the latter two. Mind you, I used to make the same ignorant argument, too. If you're always taught that your country is the best place to live, I suppose that it doesn't always dawn on you to question it.

KanSuke
Apr 4th, 2009, 07:04 AM
Holland, Norway, Finland, UK, Japan and Australia.

gentenaire
Apr 4th, 2009, 07:23 AM
Frankly, if you haven't exerienced living elsewhere, it's a little ignorant to argue that your country is the best place to live.

Exactly.
Also, the criteria are so personal, that it's different for everyone. Things that I couldn't live without, others wouldn't have a problem missing out on it (or don't know what they're missing).
But I can argue, based on a visit, whether I could see myself living there or not. I don't think you need to actually live in a country to determine if it's a good place to live - for you!

Of all the countries I've visited, the only ones where I could see myself living are France and Australia (but I still think that should I live in Australia, there's an awful lot I would miss). This doesn't mean that the other countries have a bad quality of life, it's just certain aspects would make it hard for me to live there (e.g. Japan is way too busy, too noisy for my taste. I think I'd go mad after a while. Houses in Holland are a bit too small for me, I prefer to have more space so that's a reason why I don't think I could live there. Scandinavian countries seem a little too cold for me. And so on...)