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Netherlands is the 8th best country to live in the world

The Netherlands is the 8th best country in the world to live, according to the top 100 ranking of the American magazine Newsweek.

In Newsweek’s first-ever Best Countries top 100 ranking, Newsweek chose five categories of national well-being—education, health, quality of life, economic competitiveness, and political environment—and compiled metrics within these categories across 100 nations. A weighted formula yielded an overall list of the world’s top 100 countries.

The Netherlands scored better than the US and Germany. Especially our liberal education system is praised.
Finland topped the poll, followed by Switzerland, Sweden, Australia, Luxemburg, Norway and Canada.

The top ten are many European countries.

The top 10 best countries to live includes:
1. Finland
2. Switzerland
3. Sweden
4. Australia
5. Luxemburg
6. Norway
7. Canada
8. Netherlands
9. Japan
10. Denmark