The list, which Expat Insider updates every year, is just one element in its incredibly detailed annual analysis of expat life worldwide, conducted via a survey of nearly 13,000 respondents of 166 nationalities living in 188 countries or territories not native to them.
This year, Portugal topped the Quality of Life index, which is determined by measuring what respondents felt in regard to a number of factors, including leisure options, personal happiness, travel & transport, health & well-being, and safety & security. Taiwan, which took the first spot last year, is ranked second this time around, followed by Spain at number three. The United States, however, has some work to do.
Here's how the rest of the list shook out: