17 COUNTRIES THAT MATCH MY 24 QUALITIES OF LIFE!



America! Land of the Free! Home of the Brave!


I know, I know. We know it all too well, but do you find that those words don't translate to your every day happiness? Have you had that "I just don't feel at home here" feeling? Me too! So after many years of soul-searching, I have determined that in the long run, the United States of America just does not "do it" for me, especially as a Black American; and based on the elements that cater to my individual and family's happiness, these are the countries that look to BEST accommodate those elements (in alphabetical order) with a bonus . . . because . . . like who doesn't like a bonus (in my Cali valley girl voice)??? Side Note: I have published this blog while I'm still cultivating (sounds so educated, right? . . . in my "I'm so proud of you voice") and verifying the data sets because I believe that it is okay to show your work in progress. I work two jobs, I am going through IVF, and I am upskilling while building this website. Please be patient with me.


1. CANADA (MONTREAL)



Percentage of Population COVID-19 Deaths - Data collection is a lot! It's just me. Patience!

Law Enforcement Killings Per 10M People - 9.7 vs 34.8 in the U.S.

Time of Residency for Naturalization - 5 Years

Environment Performance Index - Score #20 vs #24 in the U.S.

Tuition Free College Education - No

Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave - 23 weeks at 70% of wages vs 0 weeks in the U.S.

Corruption Perception Index - Ranked at #11 vs #25 in the U.S.

Healthcare System Rankings - #30 vs #37 in the U.S.

K-12 Public School Rankings - Math/Science/Reading at 12/9/6 vs in the U.S. at 38/19/14

World Happiness Report - Ranked 9 vs the U.S. 19 for 2019

Unemployment Security - Data collection is a lot! It's just me. Patience!

Civilian Gun Ownership - Data collection is a lot! It's just me. Patience!

Human Freedom Index - Data collection is a lot! It's just me. Patience!

Universal Healthcare - Data collection is a lot! It's just me. Patience!

Reproductive Rights - Data collection is a lot! It's just me. Patience!

Global Peace Index - Data collection is a lot! It's just me. Patience!

Incarceration Rates - Data collection is a lot! It's just me. Patience!

Global Age Index - Data collection is a lot! It's just me. Patience!

Women’s Rights - Data collection is a lot! It's just me. Patience!

Child Care Costs - $796.19 vs the U.S. at $935.96 estimated monthly average

Homicide Rates - Data collection is a lot! It's just me. Patience!

Obesity Rates - Data collection is a lot! It's just me. Patience!

Annual Leave - Data collection is a lot! It's just me. Patience!

Gay Rights - Data collection is a lot! It's just me. Patience!