The countries with the best quality of life in the world have a good work-life balance, access to quality healthcare, education, and infrastructure, as well as cost of living and career opportunities.
Great weather also helps.
In a new survey by InterNations, the world's largest network for people who live and work abroad, the company asked 14,300 expats, representing 174 nationalities and living in 191 countries or territories, to rate 43 different aspects of life abroad on a scale of 1-7.
From this, InterNations calculated the scores to get an overall average.
The Quality of Life index took into account factors such as:
Travel & Transport;
Health & Well-Being;
Safety & Security.
We took a look at the top 21 countries: