Although Canada secured the second position on the overall list, it was able to defeat every other country in the quality of life category.
Although Canada is not a perfect country, it is undoubtedly one of the best places in the world to live in—a new report says so. According to Freshdaily, the country was ranked number one in the world for having the best quality of life. The results were declared in The 2020 Best Countries Report, a ranking and analysis project conducted by the U.S. News & World Report, BAV Group, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Through this report, the perceptions of 73 nations across a spectrum of categories is evaluated.
Canada ranked the best country in the world for quality of life https://t.co/OD3bVvGPL5— amyfallon (@amyfallon) 17 January 2020
Now, the report contains an overall list that ranks the best countries in the world and several others with more precise lists. Although Canada secured the second position on the overall list, it was able to defeat every other country in the quality of life category. This is the second win in a row for Canada in this section. Based on the evaluation of several attributes like affordability, the job market, whether it's family-friendly, political and economic stability, safety, equality in income, the quality of the public education system and the public health system, Canada received a score of 10 in the above-mentioned category.
Even though Canada received 0.8 out of 10 for its affordability and 7.7 out of 10 for its level of income equality, the country managed to score 9.2 or more in every other category. "Beyond the essential ideas of broad access to food and housing, to quality education and health care, to employment that will sustain us, quality of life may also include intangibles such as job security, political stability, individual freedom, and environmental quality," noted the report, "What social scientists do agree on is that material wealth is not the most important factor in assessing a life lived well. The results of the Quality of Life sub-ranking survey reflect that sensibility."
Furthermore, it read, "People consistently view a small group of nations as best providing for their citizens. For the fifth consecutive year, Canada ranks No. 1 overall for providing a good quality of life. Survey respondents view the North American country as No. 1 for being politically stable, No. 4 for having a well-developed public education system, and No. 2 for having a good job market, a perception supported by independent research. The North American country is seen as possessing the most well-developed public health care system. In fact, Canada is rated in the top 10 in all but one of the nine attributes, affordability, where Asian countries dominate."
🇨🇦 Canada VOTED #1 for QUALITY OF LIFE ! Canada ranked 6th in the world in PISA EDUCATION assessment!!! So of course anyone and any Royal would choose the BEST COUNTRY!!!! Welcome!!! And, we celebrate DIVERSITY & INCLUSION!!! I’m giddy about that too!!! https://t.co/fCzrrjLxLc— Em Del Sordo, OCT (@EmDelSordo) 12 January 2020
Of course, there were other countries that did well in this division, including Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Australia. If you're thinking about moving, be sure to take a look at the top 10 countries in the world when it comes to the quality of life, as per the annual Best Countries ranking:
8. New Zealand