France has come out on top in the latest Quality of Living Index from International Living magazine.
The country topped the chart for the fifth year in a row – and one of the reasons for its success was the country’s health and healthcare system.
In assessing health within a country, the magazine examined features such as calorie consumption as a percentage of daily requirements, the number of people per doctor and the number of hospital beds per 1,000 of the population.
While expatriates may be wise to consider investing in comprehensive international health insurance, knowing the quality of a country’s health system may also be comforting.
Other countries scoring highly for their health systems include Norway, Italy and Spain.
Taking second place in the list was Australia, which was noted for its active and healthy lifestyle and its reasonable cost of living.
In a liveability ranking from the Economist Intelligence Unit published last year, cities in Canada and Australia topped the table.
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