These are the 10 best countries around the world to live if youre a woman

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The survey featured more than 9,000 women (Picture: Ella Byworth for

Women have a lot to deal with on a daily basis – from the gender pay gap to unrealistic beauty standards, but a new study has revealed the countries making womens rights a priority.

The 2019 Best Countries List from the US News & World Report has taken into account human rights, gender equality, income equality, progress, and safety of 80 countries – and ranked them.

The sample size was pretty generous too – with more than 9,000 women taking part in the survey.

Overall, Nordic nations have proved the best places to live in the world if youre a woman.

Sweden bagged the top stop, with gender equality ranking at 9.6/10 and income equality at an impressive 9.9. The Scandinavian nation also scored a perfect 10 for progressiveness – which makes sense considering education and healthcare are free.

Following close behind was Denmark, which topped the 2018 list last year. It may have slipped down from first place, but there are still high scores across the board with gender equality at 9.1 and income equality at 10/10.



Canada won third place at the 2019 rankings – moving up three spots from last year – with safety scoring a 9.8 and gender equality at 9.1.

Fourth place was taken by Norway, which is unsurprising considering the country has a long tradition of working for womens rights and gender equality. Both of which scored well, with human rights coming in at 9.9 alongside income quality at the same score.

The Netherlands ranked sixth best country to live in as a woman. It scored perfect 10s for gender equality and human rights.

Finland followed behind in seventh place with pay equality and safety scoring top marks at 9.6 each.

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Meanwhile, south of the equator Australia and New Zealand picked up eighth and ninth place respectively – but surprisingly New Zealand only had a score of 7.3 for gender equality.

Germany held onto its 10th position from 2018, with an inspiring 9.8 for progression.

10 best countries to live in if youre a woman

  1. Sweden
  2. Denmark
  3. Canada
  4. Norway
  5. Netherlands
  6. Finland
  7. Switzerland
  8. Australia
  9. New Zealand
  10. Germany

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