This according to the US News & World Report, presented in conjunction with this week's World Economic Forum in Davos. The Davos week is a mecca for ranking. Biggest opportunities, most dangerous risks, best countries in terms of economy or environment, the lists are endless. The US News & World Report publishes news, opinion, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis and Sweden again ranks in in sixth place. First place is Switzerland followed by Canada, Germany, Great Britain and Japan. The U.S. slipped one spot, ranked 8th after Australia.

Sweden's neighbor Denmark is in eleventh place followed by Norway and with Finland in place 14. At the very bottom of the 80 analyzed countries is Algeria in tight competition with Angola, Serbia and Iran.


What then makes Sweden a great place to live? "... heavily capitalistic with a large percent of spending going toward public service. Once well above the global average, tax rates have decreased, and an advanced infrastructure and transportation network assist with equal wealth distribution. Health care, as well as a college education, are free, and its people boast one of the longest life expectancies in the world" are among the superlatives mentioned in the report.

Sweden gets the absolute highest ranking when it comes to the opportunity to live a green life. See the full list at