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Canada Ranks #1 for Global Quality of Life

Canada has the best quality of life around the world, according to the 2019 Best Countries List.

The Best Countries List is put together annually by U.S. News & World Report, with research and analysis done by Y&R’s BAV Group and Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Countries are ranked on a series of categories, including entrepreneurship, adventure, citizenship, cultural influence, heritage, power and quality of life.

Canada has been ranked #1 for best quality of life, followed by Sweden as #2 and Denmark as #3. Canada’s excellent quality of life was attributed to its high rankings in education, health care, retirement, gender equality, religious freedom, infrastructure and public safety. Beautiful scenery and dynamic cultures also helped raise Canada’s ranking. The list also covers challenges for the future however, such as concerns of Indigenous peoples and French-speakers in Canada.

Switzerland was ranked as the best country overall in the world for 2019, with Japan, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom making up the top five countries. Below is a complete list of the top ten countries, ranked in order.

Results of the 2019 Best Countries List:

  1. Switzerland
  2. Japan
  3. Canada
  4. Germany
  5. United Kingdom
  6. Sweden
  7. Australia
  8. United States
  9. Norway
  10. France
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