These are officially the 10 best countries for women to live in

It is no secret that some countries are better than others for women, often due to the status of their social and political climates. But have you ever wondered which country in the world is the best place for women to live?

A new study has revealed just that after analysing the every day lives of women in 100 different countries. And surprisingly (or not), the UK didn’t even make it into the top ten.

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The 2019 Women’s Liveability Index conducted by Nestpick was complied after researchers examined various factors affecting women in the list of countries including factors like domestic violence rates, the gender pay gap, period poverty and female life expectancy.

As a result, the number one country for women to live in proved to be Norway, due to their high standard of living and strong equality laws. Additionally, the Nordic country’s average gender pay gap is 7.1 per cent, which compared to the UK’s 17.9 per cent, is very impressive.

Norway was followed by its neighbouring country, Sweden, which ranked in as the second best place for women to live, while Canada came third and Finland, Iceland and Denmark were were fourth, fifth and sixth.

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‘With more and more women moving abroad than ever before, we wanted to create a resource that would help women to better understand the potential quality of life in different countries around the world,’ said Ömer Kücükdere, Nestpick’s Managing Director.

The top 10 best countries for women

  1. Norway
  2. Sweden
  3. Canada
  4. Finland
  5. Iceland
  6. Denmark
  7. Ireland
  8. Slovenia
  9. Austria
  10. Estonia

Meanwhile, the UK placed 19th on the full list, placing a lot lower than many of our European neighbours, according to the study. On the other end of the spectrum, the researchers found that the worst country for women to live in is Nigeria, closely followed by Ethiopia, Pakistan and Uganda.