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8 countries with the highest quality of life

8 countries with the highest quality of life

The Organization for Economic Cooperation recently ranked 34 countries to see which ones had the best quality of life. They looked at parameters of well-being, like work-life balance, financial wealth, and access to education to determine the top countries — here are the top 8.

#8 – The Netherlands

8 countries with the highest quality of life
OECD found The Netherlands has one of the highest literacy rates in the world.

#7 – Sweden

8 countries with the highest quality of life
People in Sweden are highly engaged in politics – 86% voted in the last parliament election.

#6 – Canada

8 countries with the highest quality of life
Canada ranks high in housing standards, with the average home containing 2.5 rooms per person.

#5 – United States

8 countries with the highest quality of life
The average US household has $41.355 in disposable income a year (nearly twice the average of other countries in the study).

#4 – Australia

8 countries with the highest quality of life
Australians feel a strong sense of community – 92% report they have someone they can rely on.

#3 – Switzerland

8 countries with the highest quality of life
The unemployment rate in Switzerland is 3.5%, one of the lowest in the world.

#2 – Iceland

8 countries with the highest quality of life
Iceland has some of the cleanest tap water in the world.

#1 – Norway

8 countries with the highest quality of life
A majority of people there have paid jobs, a high level of education, and live an average of 82 years.


Source: Organization of Economic Cooperation

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