You must have heard about beautiful countries, developed countries, happy countries and more. Every country has something unique to offer and are indeed beautiful in their own ways. However, in this article we will bring to you an exclusive list of the luckiest countries to live in. And, no surprises! India makes it to our list for all the good reasons.

A scenic view of the Swiss Alps.
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Switzerland (Population: 8.081 Million)

We all know Switzerland to be the land of chocolate and that is true, its highest deport money is from chocolate but did you know these other interesting things about the land?

Don’t think about owning just one guinea pig as it’s illegal not to own them in pairs. The country has over 1,500 lakes and there are now more coffee shops than there are banks! Across Switzerland there are four national languages spoken. Like before, we all know about the chocolate and Switzerland has gone even further and actually created edible chocolate gold!

Switzerland has four national languages – including French, German, Italian and Rhaeto-Romantsch. The latter has Latin roots. Teaching in Switzerland is one of the highest paid occupations. As of 2014, the average salary for a Swiss teacher was AUD $91,000 per year!

Australia (Population: 23.13 Million)

The land down under, well known for kangaroos and beer. But, did you know that Australia is actually a completely flat country? Also the country has the highest rate of gambling online and in real casinos in the whole world! This doesn’t come as much of a surprise, there are more kangaroos than there are people in Australia.

Throughout the vast expanse of the country, there are more than 200 languages spoken. Vegetation covers nearly 7 million square kilometres or 91 percent of Australia. The largest Greek population in the world beside Athens in Greece can be found in Melbourne Victoria. More than 80 percent of Australians live within 100 kilometres of the coast, making Australia one of the world’s most urbanised coastal dwelling populations.

Australia used to be a beer-drinking nation but its quaffing plunged to a 65-year low in 2010-2011 with only 4.23 litres consumed per person.

India (Population: 01.35 Billion)

India makes it to our list of the luckiest countries to live in for all the good reasons. A country that offers diversity be it ethnic, religious, cultural, or environmental, you can find all in just one country. India, well known for diverse culture, Bollywood films and colourful celebrations. Did you know that there are thousands of languages spoken all over India? Also, the country has one of the fastest growing bases of online casino users in the world.

From the most scenic beaches of the Andamans and Goa, or the highest mountains ranges on the planet, from the deserts of Rajasthan to the incredibly unique delta and mangroves of the Sundarbans, India is a package full of surprises. For wildlife and animal lovers India is a paradise. Also, for vegetarians and vegans, India is amongst the top choice for being the most vegetarian country on the planet.

Norway (Population: 5.084 Million)

So, Norway is the third luckiest country in the world and we found out some great facts about it. Odd and Even are very popular names in Norway. They have been voted the least likely to be affected by climate change. A fight was stopped after a man put down his firearm in exchange for more beer. Also, Norway is one of the wealthiest countries in the world. It also got named the most peaceful country and place to live in the world. Norway actually introduced salmon sushi to the Japanese in the 1980s. Norway has a minimum security island-prison where inmates are almost free to do as they wish. The criminals imprisoned there are among Norway’s worst, but it has the lowest rate of re-offending in Europe, if not the world.

Sweden (Population: 9.7 Million)

There are 9.7 million people in Sweden, of whom about 2 million are under the age of 18. Eighty-five percent of them live in cities. From Abba to Ingmar Bergman to Avicii, Sweden is a major exporter of culture, and the world’s biggest exporter of pop music. Only one per cent of solid waste goes to landfill in Sweden, with the rest recycled or used to produce heat, electricity or vehicle fuel. As of 2012, Sweden had obtained 30 Nobel prizes, including 5 Peace prizes. Also, with its liberal laws towards i-gaming and gambling, it has one of the most developed networks of real money casino and poker operators.

Denmark (Population: 5.614 Million)

Denmark is considered the “least corrupt” country in the world. Denmark doesn’t have bike lanes; they have special elevated roads for bicycles! You can book a personalised genealogy tour to experience Denmark and go on a journey to explore first-hand the origin of your Danish roots. Denmark is a country with a long history and many monuments have been preserved. So, a trip to Copenhagen is an attraction in itself, and here you will find many historical monuments as well as get a good impression of the Danish culture.

Education in Denmark is provided free of charge at all levels and there are nine years of compulsory education. Public expenditure on education and training corresponds to 7 per cent of the country’s economy. Weekends run from Saturday to Sunday. Usually the schools expect that the students stay at the school every second weekend. The 24th of December is not a national holiday. However, most Danes celebrate Christmas on the evening of the 24th. Christmas Day and Boxing Day are national holidays.

Portugal: (Population:10.28 Million)

This southern European country is one of the preferred destinations for tourists and receives millions of visitors every year. Many travel-related surveys have attributed Portugal as the safest country for solo travellers.

The charm of Portugal is its pristine and exquisite beaches on the Atlantic and the finger-licking cuisine. The national dishes, Salt cod, and grilled sardines are a must-have, and the ones you get in Portugal are nearly impossible to get by in other countries. Apart from its natural beauty and cuisine, the colonial-era architecture and heritage buildings make it popular amongst visitors.

Singapore: (Population: 5.7 Million)

It is hard to put Singapore out of the list. This small maritime South Asian country is unique in many ways. Despite being a country with the second-highest population density only after Bangladesh, its citizens’ income and general well-being are higher than most developed countries in the world. Singapore is not only a global technology and business hub, but it is also amongst the most preferred destinations for international start-ups.

Did you know that Tamil, an Indian language, is also among Singapore's four official languages? Also, the Singapore Botanic Gardens is a world heritage site declared by UNESCO. It boasts a history of 161 years. In 2013 the area was also recognised as Asia’s top park attraction by TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.

Cycling trail alongside Utrecht canal.
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New Zealand: (Population: 4.8 Million)

It is incredibly hard not to include New Zealand in the list. The small island nation along the southwestern Pacific Ocean is one of the luckiest nations to be living in. Apart from all other things that the country has to offer, it is the first country to have reported no new Corona cases, which makes it a place where one would want to be right now.

Did you know that New Zealand is made up of 600 different Islands and thousands of incredibly beautiful and serene beaches? It also hosts many volcanic mountains and the most developed biodiversity, making it a favorite of nature lovers. New Zealand is also a global education destination with some top Universities, especially in the hospitality sector.

So are you lucky enough to live in one of these places? If not, then just know that Britain came in at 27 on the list with the USA at 16, and the worst on the list was Nigeria. What do you think about the luckiest countries? Please drop us a comment down below and let us know.

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