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Canada ranked #1 country in the world for Quality of Life

Daily Hive Staff Jan 24, 2018 8:08 am 11,437

As we told you earlier, Canada has been named the #2 best country in the world.

Well, we’ve also been named as the #1 country in the world in 2018 for Quality of Life for a third year in a row.

The study, conducted by U.S. News in partnership with Y&R’s BAV and Wharton, broke down 80 countries’ overall rankings based “on 75 different metrics.”

Each of those metrics was then placed into one of nine subcategories that included:

  • Affordability
  • Stable job market
  • Economic stability
  • Family friendliness
  • Income equality
  • Political stability
  • Education systems
  • Public health systems

Canada beat out Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Australia, who all finished in the Quality of Life top 5.

According to the study, Canada placed number one for its political stability, strong job market, safe environment, and its good education system.

Here are the 25 best countries for Quality of Life in 2018

  1. Canada
  2. Denmark
  3. Sweden
  4. Norway
  5. Australia
  6. Switzerland
  7. Finland
  8. Netherlands
  9. New Zealand
  10. Germany
  11. Austria
  12. Luxembourg
  13. United Kingdom
  14. Japan
  15. Ireland
  16. France
  17. United States
  18. Singapore
  19. Spain
  20. Portugal
  21. China
  22. Italy
  23. Poland
  24. South Korea
  25. United Arab Emirates
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