It’s official! The Netherlands has the highest quality of life in the world, according to this year’s Numbeo.
It’s another accolade for the Netherlands, which was recently found to have one of the world’s most powerful passports, and for the people of the Netherlands who are the best non-native English speakers in the world.
Could this country get any better? Well, if you live here then you’ll know that there are downsides to the city, as is the case with every city.
The high rent prices (and difficulty of finding somewhere to live) are reflected in the study, with the Netherlands ranking 11th on Property Price to Income Ratio. Obviously, the country was never going to reign supreme in that category.
Plus, the country ranks 15th for the cost of living, which any Amsterdammer will know is pretty steep! However, the country is in the top ten for quality of healthcare and in eighth place on the Purchasing Power Index. The Netherlands, therefore, has the highest quality of life in the world when all of the points are tallied up.
Here’s how the top ten scored:
So, it’s definitely pricey to live here, but if you fall ill then you have a world-class healthcare system to rely on. Plus, the Netherlands still has that all-important purchasing power. Amsterdam was also recently named one of the most romantic cities in the world, so we have that to brag about too!