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03 July, 2021

The Best Countries For Quality Of Life In 2021 According To Ceoworld Magazine

165 countries in the world have been rated the standard of living. The rating was compiled by Ceoworld magazine. The magazine's experts found out where the economy is stable, where the health care system is the best, and how states support the population.

Residence permit or second citizenship by investment: ranking of countries by quality of life
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Ceoworld magazine is an online magazine that writes about business, innovation, health, and travel for the wealthy. About 12 million people visit the site per month.

How Ceoworld magazine ranks

The magazine's experts collected information for the ranking from public sources: the UN and World Economic Forum websites, World Bank and UNDP reports, the EIU and Legatum indices, as well as Ceoworld magazine's own research.

Countries were compared according to 10 criteria. The level of economy and political stability, state of the labor market, state support of families, quality of education and health care systems, security in the country, political neutrality, population income, and level of cultural life were taken into account.

The final score of the country and its place in the rating is the average total score of all the criteria. For each, the country was rated from 1 to 100. The scores were then added up and divided by the number of parameters taken into account.

Top 10 countries for quality of life

The full ranking of countries on the website of the online magazine

The final scores of the rating leaders differ by several points. The experts of the magazine rated each country highly by the level of economy and ecology, the quality of health care, and education systems.

Finland is recognized as the best country in terms of living standards. The country has good ecology, developed infrastructure, a high level of education, and a stable economy. Finland has been in the lead in the "Happiest Countries in the World" ranking by the UN for four years in a row.

Denmark occupies second place - the state actively supports its population, gives social benefits to pensioners and large families. There is a relatively low-profit tax for local companies - 22%, which is less by two percent than the average rate in the EU countries. Denmark is also one of the three happiest countries in the world.

The final scores of the rating leaders differ by several points. The experts of the magazine rated each country highly by the level of economy and ecology, the quality of health care, and education systems.

How to obtain a residence permit or citizenship by investments in the rated countries

9 countries from the Ceoworld magazine ranking give investors from other countries the right to obtain a residence permit or citizenship by investment.

PlaceStatus, countryScores
Swiss residence permit
UK residence permit
Austrian residence permit
Portugal residence permit
Greece residence permit
Permanent residence in Cyprus
Permanent residence in Malta
Malta citizenship
Turkish Citizenship
Montenegro citizenship

State governments offer one or more investment options, such as a non-refundable contribution to a government fund, the purchase of real estate or bonds, or investments in businesses.

Swiss residence permit for financially independent persons is issued without the right to work in the country. The investor enters into an agreement with the cantonal administration and pays a lump sum tax of ₣ 450,000. Registration of the status takes about six months.

A residence permit in the UK can be obtained for an investment of 2 million pounds. An investor receives a special Investor Visa, which allows you to live and conduct business in the country. Registration of a visa takes 2-3 months.

Residence permits in Austria for financially independent persons are issued by quota. The investor proves that he and his family have enough money to live in the country. The processing time is from 3 months. We told you about the requirements of the program and how to get a quote in 2022.

Residence permits in Portugal are granted by investments of €250,000 or more. The program offers eight options: purchase of real estate or securities, opening a deposit in a local bank, investment in the business, scientific activities, or cultural heritage of the country. The processing time is at least 8 months.

A residence permit in Greece is granted by purchasing real estate or shares in local companies, opening a deposit in a Greek bank. The minimum investment is €250,000. Status registration takes about 3 months.

Permanent residence in Cyprus is provided by investment from €300,000. An investor chooses from three options: the purchase of real estate, shares of local companies, or shares of investment funds. Registration of a permanent residence card takes about 2

A residence permit in Malta is issued if the investor meets several conditions:

  • buys or rents a home on the island;
  • pays a government fee and an administrative fee;
  • makes a charitable contribution to a Maltese non-governmental organization;
  • He proves the existence of assets worth €500,000 or more.

The minimum investment is €112,000. Processing time - about six months.

Citizenship of Malta by Naturalisation for Exceptional Services can be obtained only by naturalisation on the basis of a direct investment of €690,000. The investor first receives a residence permit, and after a year or three years to applies for citizenship.

Turkish citizenship can be obtained for an investment in real estate from $250,000. Alternative options: a deposit in a local bank, purchase of securities, government bonds, or stocks of investment funds, creating a business with a capital of $500,000. Passport registration takes from 3 months.

Citizenship of Montenegro is issued for an investment of €350,000. The investor makes a non-refundable contribution to the state fund and invests in shared ownership in the country's development projects. The term of passport issuance takes from 4 months.

Immigrant Invest is a licensed agent who helps you obtain a second citizenship or residence permit by investment in European countries. If you want to move to Europe, seek advice from investment program experts.

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The Best Countries For Quality Of Life In 2021 According To Ceoworld Magazine