National Geographic lists its top 3
Costa Rica: The country’s mountainous terrain meant that it never developed large farms, as other countries in Central America did, so it was never dominated by a powerful landholding class. Costa Rica’s small-property owners have elected presidents who’ve made education a priority, ensured clean water, instituted social security, and established free clinics in most villages.
Denmark: A built environment that invites physical activity helps explain why Danes have among the lowest obesity rates in the world. The country frequently claims the top spot in the annual World Happiness Report, a reflection of its government-supported education, health care, and financial safety net.
Singapore: The so-called Supertrees, glowing with solar-powered lights and supporting more than 200 varieties of plants, are a highlight of Gardens by the Bay. The exquisitely manicured 250-acre park built on reclaimed land showcases Singapore’s ambition to be a global city rooted in traditional Asian values of harmony, respect, and hard work. The island nation typically ranks high in Asia for life satisfaction.