No generation has ever been more on the move than Millennials. With an increasing number of opportunities to work and study abroad, it’s no wonder Millennials have acquired a taste for country hopping.

The rise of country hopping among millennials offers a unique opportunity to ask an interesting question, that is; of all the countries in the world, which one would you like to live in most?

Thankfully, we don’t have to rely on guesswork. In partnership with brand strategy company BAV and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, the U.S. News & World Report compiled a list of the best countries to live in, according to millennials, which they defined as adults less than 35 years old. The ranking was determined by how nearly 6,000 millennials in four regions — the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and Africa — responded to the survey prompt of whether a particular country “is a place I would live.”

While many of the countries on the list are worthy of your attention, it should come as no surprise to those of us who already live here, that Australia came in as numero 1. With it’s beautiful weather all year round, its high living standards, and its high level of safety – it’s pretty clear how and why Australia made the top spot.

Read on for the full list of countries that made the “top 10 places to live” according to millennials.


10. Spain

Capital: Madrid

GDP: $1.4 trillion

Population: 46.4 million

Quality of life: 4.2


9. Ireland

Capital: Dublin

GDP: $232 billion

Population: 4.6 million

Quality of life: 5.7


8. United States

Capital: Washington, DC

GDP: $16.8 trillion

Population: 318.9 million

Quality of life: 5.4


7. United Kingdom

Capital: London

GDP: $2.7 trillion

Population: 64.5 million

Quality of life: 7.3


6. Netherlands

Capital: Amsterdam

GDP: $854 billion

Population: 16.8 million

Quality of life: 8.5


5. Sweden

Capital: Stockholm

GDP: $580 billion

Population: 9.7 million

Quality of life: 9.5


4. New Zealand

Capital: Wellington

GDP: $186 billion

Population: 4.5 million

Quality of life: 8.2


3. Italy

Capital: Rome

GDP: $2.1 trillion

Population: 61.3 million

Quality of life: 3.6


2. Canada

Capital: Ottawa

GDP: $1.8 trillion

Population: 35.5 million

Quality of life: 10


1. Australia

Capital: Canberra

GDP: $1.6 trillion

Population: 23.5 million

Quality of life: 9.1

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