High Quality of Life
The quality of life in Australia is one of the highest in the world. Australians are known for their close friendships (which Aussies call “mateship”), as well as their easygoing lifestyle which can be summarized by the popular expression: “No Worries!” This carefree, relaxed way of life may be partly influenced by Australia’s laidback beach culture and nice weather, along with the fact that Australia is one of the most peaceful countries in the world, according to the 2019 Global Peace Index. In addition to living in a secure and stable democracy, Australians have “no worries” about healthcare, since they receive it for free or at a subsidized price under the national Medicare system. Having access to advanced medical care and highly-rated education, as well as enjoying widespread prosperity, can help Australians to have not only a high quality of life, but one of the longest life expectancies in the world (around 80.5 years for males and 84.6 years for women).
The country’s natural beauty and biodiversity further enhance the standard of living in Australia. For example, you and your family could enjoy a nice day at Sydney’s Bondi Beach; go snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland; take a relaxing ride along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria; visit the scenic wine country of Western Australia’s Margaret River region; go snow skiing in the mountains near Canberra; stroll through the Adelaide Botanic Garden in South Australia; savor a sunset dinner at Uluru in Northern Territory; explore a zoo or aquarium; go camping in the wilderness of Tasmania; hike in a tropical rainforest near Cairns; have a picnic at the park; and many other leisure activities. There are plenty of things to see and do in Australia’s vibrant cities, which have a variety of excellent restaurants, cafes, pubs, museums, shopping centers, festivals, concerts, sporting events, exciting nightlife, and other points of interest. When it comes to enjoying the finer things in life with family and friends, Australia offers endless choices!
It should come as no surprise that several global assessments have found Australia to be one of the world’s best places to live. An international survey of 20,548 people around the globe conducted by US News & World Report, BAV Group and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania rated Australia #5 in the world for quality of life and named it the 5th best country overall in 2020. The 2019 HSBC Expat Explorer Survey polled 18,000 people in 163 countries and rated Australia #2 for physical and mental well-being, #3 for quality of life, #5 for work-life balance and the #6 best country for expats overall. Australia also came in 6th place in the United Nations 2019 Human Development Index Ranking. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2019 Global Livability Index ranked 140 cities worldwide and listed Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane (Australia’s largest cities) among the top 20 Most Livable Cities in the world. As you can see, the high quality of life available in Australia is hard to beat!