The 20 best countries to live in, according to millennials

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Italy is one of the best countries to live in, according to millennials.
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Millennials are constantly on the move. According to a TransferWise survey conducted in 2015, more than half (55%) of adults aged 18-34 say they’d consider moving out of the US.

In partnership with brand strategy firm BAV and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, 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.”

Australia, the adventurer’s paradise, came in at No. 1, followed by Canada in second and Italy in third. Read on for the full list of the best countries to live in according to millennials.


20. Japan

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Capital: Tokyo

GDP: $4.9 trillion

Population: 127 million

Quality of life: 6.2


19. Argentina

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Capital: Buenos Aires

GDP: $610 billion

Population: 43 million

Quality of life: 1.2


18. Greece

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Capital: Athens

GDP: $242 billion

Population: 11 million

Quality of life: 1.4


17. Singapore

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REUTERS/Edgar Su

Capital: Singapore

GDP: $298 billion

Population: 5.5 million

Quality of life: 4.6


16. Austria

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REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

Capital: Vienna

GDP: $428 billion

Population: 8.5 million

Quality of life: 7.3


15. Luxembourg

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REUTERS/Yves Herman

Capital: Luxembourg City

GDP: $60.1 billion

Population: 556,074

Quality of life: 6.3


14. Germany

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Capital: Berlin

GDP: $3.7 trillion

Population: 81 million

Quality of life: 8.1


13. Portugal

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Capital: Lisbon

GDP: $227 billion

Population: 10.4 million

Quality of life: 3.5


12. Denmark

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Capital: Copenhagen

GDP: $336 billion

Population: 5.6 million

Quality of life: 9.2


11. France

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Capital: Paris

GDP: $2.8 trillion

Population: 66.2 million

Quality of life: 5.5


10. Spain

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Capital: Madrid

GDP: $1.4 trillion

Population: 46.4 million

Quality of life: 4.2


9. Ireland

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Capital: Dublin

GDP: $232 billion

Population: 4.6 million

Quality of life: 5.7


8. United States

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Capital: Washington, DC

GDP: $16.8 trillion

Population: 318.9 million

Quality of life: 5.4


7. United Kingdom

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Capital: London

GDP: $2.7 trillion

Population: 64.5 million

Quality of life: 7.3


6. Netherlands

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Capital: Amsterdam

GDP: $854 billion

Population: 16.8 million

Quality of life: 8.5


5. Sweden

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Capital: Stockholm

GDP: $580 billion

Population: 9.7 million

Quality of life: 9.5


4. New Zealand

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Capital: Wellington

GDP: $186 billion

Population: 4.5 million

Quality of life: 8.2


3. Italy

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Capital: Rome

GDP: $2.1 trillion

Population: 61.3 million

Quality of life: 3.6


2. Canada

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REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Capital: Ottawa

GDP: $1.8 trillion

Population: 35.5 million

Quality of life: 10


1. Australia

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Capital: Canberra

GDP: $1.6 trillion

Population: 23.5 million

Quality of life: 9.1