John Mason +44 (0)151 449 3938 International House 35 Wilson Road Huyton Business Park $$$
COVID-19 MIGRATION GUIDE

Expatriate Destinations

The World’s Best Places to Live

The Legatum Institute have recently published a list of the most prosperous countries in the world. The Legatum Institute Prosperity Index is an annual report published by the UK organisation. The study is not just about economics, it also considers many other aspects of daily life. Many categories are considered in the ratings including the strength of the economy, entrepreneurship and opportunity, governance, health, safety and security, personal freedom and social capital. The study includes 142 countries.

Nordic countries dominate the rankings this year and for the 7th year running, Norway has come out as number one, making it one of the world’s best places to live. This is due to a combination of personal freedom for its residents, good quality healthcare and strong social bonds within the population. The country however also has a relatively high unemployment rate when compared to other European countries.

Other countries in the top ten include Switzerland (2), Denmark (3), New Zealand (4) and Sweden (5), Canada (6), Australia (7), Netherlands (8), Finland (9) and Ireland (10).

Other findings include that Singapore was placed as having the best economy in the world, mainly due to its large high tech industry. Hong Kong was announced as being the safest place in the world for the third consecutive year. Indonesia was noted for making big improvements over the last 6 years, rising 21 places in the rankings and Rwanda was also noted for improvements.

The UK scored highly in terms of entrepreneurship and was rated as the best place in Europe to start a business.

Canada was named as the freest country in the world and is the most tolerant country in terms of immigration. 94% of Canadians believe that they have the freedom to choose the course of their own lives and 92% think that the country is a good place for immigrants.

In terms of countries which are much lower down the scale, Venezuela was highlighted as being an unsafe country with only 22% of people living there feeling safe walking alone at night. The least prosperous countries are Central African Republic, Afghanistan, Haiti, Chad, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Syria, Yemen, Sudan and Angola.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Australia

John Mason International Featured on BBC One’s ‘Wanted Down Under’

9 February 2021

International Removals

British Association of Removals issues update on current international shipping problems

3 September 2021

Company History

Classic 1962 Removals Vehicle Donated to Transport Museum

27 August 2021

International Removals

International removals specialist calls on UK government and competition watchdog to step in amidst global shipping crisis

23 August 2021

News

Issues uncovered as ITV’s Undercover Big Boss goes behind-the-scenes at removals firm

20 August 2021

Covid-19

Covid safety measures continue as John Mason International drives forward overseas relocations

5 August 2021

International Removals

John Mason International passes key industry audit and inspection with flying colours

26 July 2021

Our Credentials

As one of the leading providers of overseas removals services on a national and international scale, we pride ourselves on providing a professional and friendly service from ourhighly trained and competent team. We have been recognised as one of the leading international moving companies by the networks below and we are, therefore, proud of our credentials and the quality standard they represent.

Some of our Customer Reviews

If anyone asks me to recommend a removal company, you and your team are absolutely first on my list. You guys have been super helpful plus, all the way from initial contact to the end and so approachable.

Surrey, UK to Sydney, Australia - December 2020

We have been so impressed with the care taken and the quality of packing, and also realise perhaps how lucky we have been to instigate the move when we did, and then to ask John Mason to do it for us.

D.P. Leeds, UK to Perth, Australia – November 2020

Absolutely one of the best movers I have worked with. Pleasant helpful admin staff and the delivery drivers were absolute angels sorting and moving the boxes where I asked them to. Arrived exactly when they said it would.

Selby, UK to Sydney, Australia - September 2020

Read more independent reviews about us on TrustPilot