Across the world there are a variety of beautiful and unique places to live and work which offer individuals their perfect lifestyle. From hot climates to snow-filled winters, and busy cities to vast forests, our list explores them all. Here is our list of the 10 best places to live and work in the world.
1. Frankfurt, Germany
What’s not to love about this city? The culture, food and sites are only half the story. The German work ethic enables you to reach your full potential, while giving yourself to travel and absorb yourself neighbouring countries. Churches, museums and opera houses are just a taste of the entertainment available in this sought-after city.
2. Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon is highly regarded for its quality of life, high employment levels and investment opportunities. As well as an attractive city for businesses, Lisbon has unique scenery and, historic neighbourhoods which creates an ambience of tranquillity unique to most business hubs.
3. Stockholm, Sweden
This marvellous city’s Old Town, photography galleries and museums will take you into another world. As you walk down the cobbled streets and into coffee shops, traditional restaurants and towards the lively downtown area, there are plenty of things to do to keep you entertained and fulfilled. Sweden is world-renowned for its business proficiencies, as companies including Astra Zeneca and IKEA demonstrate, making it a highly suitable location for your business to progress internationally.
4. Victoria, Canada
Canada is stereotypically known for having good-natured and polite residents, making this a delightful place to live and work. Victoria has stunning views, quaint shops and tea rooms and a number of attractions to keep you entertained. The winters in Victoria will always put you in the winter spirit with a white blanket of snow that creates a surreal city.
If cobbled streets and mesmerising sunsets are what you look for in a place to live and work, then Croatia is the country for you. The second-largest city, Split, contains a harbour with a number of impressive yachts and fishing boats in the bright blue waters. Alternatively, there are a number of islands to settle on nearby the capital city of Dubrovnik. Croatia has 15 businesses in Deloitte’s top 500 companies in Europe, including The Agrokor Group, emphasising its growing importance in the business market.
6. Auckland, New Zealand
Known for its incredible scenery, reflective lakes and adventure opportunities, New Zealand has an idyllic climate to suit every taste. Hopping from New Zealand’s cities to its sublime landscapes is the perfect escape for those with high intensity jobs.
For those who adore the heat, Dubai will suit you perfectly. It has year-round sunshine, intriguing deserts, beautiful beaches, luxurious hotels and shopping malls, fascinating heritage attractions and a thriving business community. Dubai holds multiple titles, including host to the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, the world’s only seven-star hotel, the Burj Al-Arab, and most importantly, Dubai is considered to be the safest city in the world.
Our agents are certainly proud of where they live and work, as Claire Badham, Property Consultant in Fine & Country Narbeth proves. Claire said, “With 186 miles of unspoilt coastal paths and over 50 golden sandy beaches, it’s easy to understand why Pembrokeshire, Britain’s only coastal national park, gets the work-life balance right. An abundance of award-winning restaurants and quaint market towns makes it easy to see why families want live and work here.”
9. Budapest, Hungary
This stunning city has a wealth of culture, iconic architecture and delicious food. Budapest is the perfect place to walk or cycle into work, passing by the famous Danube River and Parliament buildings; a sight which no one can get tired of. Known for its high educational standards and as a commercial hub for central and eastern European commerce, Budapest is increasingly significant for British investment.
10. Broadstairs, Kent
We live in a huge and spectacular world, but one cannot deny the beauty of our very own Britain. Ross Anderson, Director of Fine & Country Canterbury said, “I have lived in Broadstairs, Kent, all of my life; it is where I live, work and have raised my family. An idyllic seaside town with seven sandy bays to choose from, ideal in the summer for days on the beach or a brisk walk with the dog along the cliff top on a cool winter’s morning. Fast links to London from the local train station and outstanding infant, junior and secondary schools make Broadstairs the perfect location for a starting or growing family.”