Holland one of the best places to live and work (Newsweek)
The Netherlands is one of the world's best countries in which to live and work, according to a list published by Newsweek magazine. The Netherlands ranks eighth overall, placing it in the top ten most liveable countries. The magazine looked at education, health care, quality of life, the economy and the political environment in the country. The Netherlands scored higher than the US, which came in eleventh place, and better than its large neighbouring country Germany. The country's liberal school system won particular praise. The Dutch health care system and the economic climate also weighed favourably for the country's positive image. Finland was the top country on the list, followed by Switzerland, Sweden, Australia, Luxemburg, Norway and Canada. It is the first time Newsweek magazine carried out a comparative study of nations.
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