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By surveying more than 21,000 business leaders, informed elites, and general citizens, the aim of the "2017 Best Countries" report was to discover how nations are perceived on a global scale.
To find out the number one country to live in, scroll down to see the 10 best countries in the world, ranked in ascending order.
Consider yourself lucky, if you live in Norway, as it is definitely in the list of the 10 best countries of the world. Norway is a beautiful Scandinavian country, surrounded by mountains, breath-taking ice fields and deep coastal fjords. The country is famous for its amazing views, as well as for fishing, hiking and skiing, and has one of the most progressive social and environmental policies in the world.
Australia is not only a country, but a whole continent, which is surrounded by two big oceans - Indian and Pacific. This beautiful destination is famous for its Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef, and unique nature and wildlife. Moreover, recently Australia was named one of the best countries to headquarter a corporation in. Not a bad place to live in, don’t you agree?
All around the world people know, that USA is a country, where you dream big! Millions of tourists every year travel there to see the unique surroundings, and find out for themselves that this country is one of the best for business, education, and transparency, and is one of the most powerful nations in the world.
Did you know that capital of Sweden - Stockholm - was actually built on 14 islands? This gorgeous Scandinavian country has a breath-taking scenery, and unique history and culture. Sweden is officially the highest ranking Nordic nation on the list, one of the best countries for green living and raising your kids.
Japan is a country of many colours. Situated in the Pacific Ocean, Japan is full of densely populated cities, breath-taking imperial palaces, unique parks and vast amount of temples. Thanks to countries political and economic stability, Japan deserves to be the number 5 on our list of 10 best countries in the world!
Germany is a well-known Western European country with amazing landscapes, full of forests, rivers and mountain ranges, and for its unbelievable history and unique culture. The country doesn’t only have a strong internal political and economical scene, but external as well. Although it used to be a number 1 last year, now because of growing anxiety over the refugees and terrible terrorist attacks, it lost some points in this run to be the best country.
The United Kingdom consists of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, which are all very popular among the tourists. This land is full of great things to see, as well as learn a thing or two about UK’s amazing history. Moreover its capital - London - a globally influential centre of finance and culture, which makes it a perfect fit for the number 3 on our list of 10 best countries in the world.
Did you know that Canada is the second largest country in the world? This North American country is famous for its high quality of life and strong economical and political position. Great place not only for a visit, but as well for life, with its fantastic well-developed public health and education systems!
At last we made it to our number one on the list - Switzerland! This country is called the best in the world for many different reasons, starting from amazing landscape, which will definitely take your breath away, ending with one of most powerful banking and financial systems in the world. This small European country fairly earned it’s place at the top, and if you’ve never been there before, you definitely should visit it soon!