Best place to live?

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1. Posted by kat.1822 (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I'm new on these forums, and basically I just want some comments from world travellers who have seen a lot of different places.

I live in the USA, my boyfriend lives in England, and we are trying to find the best possible place on earth to live.
Nowhere is off limits if it fulfills our preferences. Is there a place on earth that has most of these characteristics (they are listed in order of priority)?
-Mostly Christian
-Un-corrupted politics (or relatively un-corrupted)
-Mountainous landscape with generally inexpensive land
-Not too far from a city (population 200k+)
-Culturally rich
-Good education for children
-Good jobs for nursing
-Moderate wages

Based on my research, Vienna, Austria looks potentially good, but I can't seem to find much info online about the medical climate there. How does their system work? Being from the US, I am deplorably ignorant when it comes to foreign...anything really.
One downside would be having to learn the language... but that's just a small obstacle to overcome I suppose.
We have also considered New Zealand.
Any tips, advice, or information would be greatly appreciated!


2. Posted by CheersT (Inactive 2578 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

High River, Alberta, Canada.


3. Posted by aboo10 (Respected Member 122 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I think New Zealand meets most of those criteria.


PS - I'm not a Kiwi!

4. Posted by esarmiento (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Santa Fe, New Mexico and surrounding areas may fit what you are looking for

5. Posted by kat.1822 (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Thanks, all of you, for your considerations!
I will do some research on each of them. :)

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9. Posted by kimholl89 (Budding Member 25 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

NSW Australia. We have excellent wages compared to most countries, we have a good health system, we have a good education system (tertiary studies are particularly cheap, if you plan on becoming a resident) Nursing jobs are fairly easy to get (we were pretty desperate a few years back and the government did a lot of cheap courses to encourage people to study nursing) Predominantly we're a christian country, although incredibly culturally versatile, we don't lack in churches though. And you wouldn't have to learn another language.

I grew up in the Blue Mountains, which is about an hour outside of Sydney, it was a beautiful area. It can get a bit hot in Summer though, usually the highest is 30-35 degrees (I think that's about 90 F, not sure)

Anyway, that's just my 2 cents.

10. Posted by ninok25 (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I think the best place to live is Austria.
The government provide money for education, and even if u are a lonely mother, you can get good money each money for supporting your children.