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Best European Country To Live In. by luvprince4real(m): 1:18pm On Apr 17, 2016
For those with experience or those with d idea. a family want to relocate to europe and need ur advice on a gud country in europe to live in. Sudgest with ur reasons plz.
Re: Best European Country To Live In. by goldtooth: 3:23pm On Apr 17, 2016
UK or Germany
Re: Best European Country To Live In. by luvprince4real(m): 4:07pm On Apr 17, 2016
goldtooth:
UK or Germany
is there any reason y u chose these two over others? Plz let us know. Tnx
Re: Best European Country To Live In. by Bandeco(m): 5:04pm On Apr 17, 2016
Op... Ur question is vague. Best in terms of what? You should be able to state what some of ur pull factors are.
European countries are different in so many ways. Each with her own" good and bad".

So if you want to get reliable response state some of the things u are looking after

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Re: Best European Country To Live In. by Nobody: 6:30pm On Apr 17, 2016
Norway
Re: Best European Country To Live In. by goldtooth: 6:58pm On Apr 17, 2016
luvprince4real:
is there any reason y u chose these two over others? Plz let us know. Tnx

UK because it is Engish speaking and the economy is Good and Germany because it has the best economy in Europe. It will make no sense to go to a country that is struggling economically like greece because there will be no jobs for you or what you will get will pay little. Scandinavian countries like Denmark, Sweden, Norway are also Okay.
Re: Best European Country To Live In. by ATERI(m): 11:06pm On Apr 17, 2016
luvprince4real:
For those with experience or those with d idea. a family want to relocate to europe and need ur advice on a gud country in europe to live in. Sudgest with ur reasons plz.

I think people have given you good pieces of advice. Since you are a family that gives me the impression that you want to settle down there. So let`s restrict ourselves to Western Europe. I guess you are a Nigerian which means that the English language matters. That would then limit you to the only two countries that have English as lingua franca in Western Europe: United Kingdom and Ireland. If you ask me where to choose between the two countries, it would be the UK all day long. Why? The population of The Republic of Ireland is less than 5 million while that of Uk is almost 70 million. I think that matters because the more the people the better your chances...all other things being equal.. Moreover UK has the largest population of Nigerians in Western Europe.

Now, if you don`t mind living in a country that doesn`t have English as the official language, then Germany, Holland and the Scandinavian countries are the best in Western Europe. The truth is that if you live outside Holland, Germany, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden it means you have not lived in one of the best countries in Europe.

But you have a Nigerian family, looking forward to raising your children in Europe, as well as looking for a salaried job or self-employed, I think your best bet is the United Kingdom. Let me point out that Ireland uses the Euro while UK uses the Pounds Sterling that might become more significant in the next two months. Good luck

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Re: Best European Country To Live In. by moneybag100: 5:26am On Apr 18, 2016
ATERI:


I think people have given you good pieces of advice. Since you are a family that gives me the impression that you want to settle down there. So let`s restrict ourselves to Western Europe. I guess you are a Nigerian which means that the English language matters. That would then limit you to the only two countries that have English as lingua franca in Western Europe: United Kingdom and Ireland. If you ask me where to choose between the two countries, it would be the UK all day long. Why? The population of The Republic of Ireland is less than 5 million while that of Uk is almost 70 million. I think that matters because the more the people the better your chances...all other things being equal.. Moreover UK has the largest population of Nigerians in Western Europe.

Now, if you don`t mind living in a country that doesn`t have English as the official language, then Germany, Holland and the Scandinavian countries are the best in Western Europe. The truth is that if you live outside Holland, Germany, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden it means you have not lived in one of the best countries in Europe.

But you have a Nigerian family, looking forward to raising your children in Europe, as well as looking for a salaried job or self-employed, I think your best bet is the United Kingdom. Let me point out that Ireland uses the Euro while UK uses the Pounds Sterling that might become more significant in the next two months. Good luck
Bro, add Austria to your list, that country is fu,cking rich too and not polluted with refugee like Germany.

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Re: Best European Country To Live In. by ATERI(m): 8:37am On Apr 18, 2016
moneybag100:

Bro, add Austria to your list, that country is fu,cking rich too and not polluted with refugee like Germany.

No, not for a family. I think we come from two different perspectives. For me, the bigger the country and population, the better for an immigrant, especially the one with family. We can`t ignore the Germany of today because she is the indisputable power-house of Western Europe, but it`s still the type of place where you are more likely to be asked whether you were living on trees back in Africa or whether you just cut your tails before your arrival. Therefore I would still choose The Netherlands for a young family ahead of Germany. Austria is mini-Germany with less than 10 million population. If wealth is the attraction, I think Switzerland is not in EU but it`s part of Schengen, just like Norway, so I would choose Switzerland ahead of Austria. A single male in his 20s or 30s can go and struggle anywhere, but one must be careful when it involves a family.

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Re: Best European Country To Live In. by moneybag100: 8:43am On Apr 18, 2016
ATERI:


No, not for a family. I think we come from two different perspectives. For me, the bigger the country and population, the better for an immigrant, especially the one with family. We can`t ignore the Germany of today because she is the indisputable power-house of Western Europe, but it`s still the type of place where you are more likely to be asked whether you were living on trees back in Africa or whether you just cut your tails before your arrival. Therefore I would still choose The Netherlands for a young family ahead of Germany. Austria is mini-Germany with less than 10 million population. If wealth is the attraction, I think Switzerland is not in EU but it`s part of Schengen, just like Norway, so I would choose Switzerland ahead of Austria. A single male in his 20s or 30s can go and struggle anywhere, but one must be careful when it involves a family.
Why would you choose Netherlands ahead of Germany?
You rarely come across those silly questions.
Re: Best European Country To Live In. by Bandeco(m): 10:42am On Apr 18, 2016
ATERI:


I think people have given you good pieces of advice. Since you are a family that gives me the impression that you want to settle down there. So let`s restrict ourselves to Western Europe. I guess you are a Nigerian which means that the English language matters. That would then limit you to the only two countries that have English as lingua franca in Western Europe: United Kingdom and Ireland. If you ask me where to choose between the two countries, it would be the UK all day long. Why? The population of The Republic of Ireland is less than 5 million while that of Uk is almost 70 million. I think that matters because the more the people the better your chances...all other things being equal.. Moreover UK has the largest population of Nigerians in Western Europe.

Now, if you don`t mind living in a country that doesn`t have English as the official language, then Germany, Holland and the Scandinavian countries are the best in Western Europe. The truth is that if you live outside Holland, Germany, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden it means you have not lived in one of the best countries in Europe.

But you have a Nigerian family, looking forward to raising your children in Europe, as well as looking for a salaried job or self-employed, I think your best bet is the United Kingdom. Let me point out that Ireland uses the Euro while UK uses the Pounds Sterling that might become more significant in the next two months. Good luck
The bolded is not entirely true. U forgot to add Austria, France and almighty Switzerland. Switzerland is richer than all the countries you mentioned in ur article including UK and Ireland
Re: Best European Country To Live In. by Nobody: 11:29am On Apr 18, 2016
Bandeco:

The bolded is not entirely true. U forgot to add Austria, France and almighty Switzerland. Switzerland is richer than all the countries you mentioned in ur article including UK and Ireland
Yes its true. switzerland for me too
Re: Best European Country To Live In. by luvprince4real(m): 12:00pm On Apr 18, 2016
Bandeco:

The bolded is not entirely true. U forgot to add Austria, France and almighty Switzerland. Switzerland is richer than all the countries you mentioned in ur article including UK and Ireland
heard switzerland is very expensive and too much police wahala.
Re: Best European Country To Live In. by tdayof(m): 2:35pm On Apr 18, 2016
moneybag100:

Bro, add Austria to your list, that country is fu,cking rich too and not polluted with refugee like Germany.
where are you now bro?
Re: Best European Country To Live In. by luvprince4real(m): 3:39pm On Apr 18, 2016
moneybag100:

Bro, add Austria to your list, that country is fu,cking rich too and not polluted with refugee like Germany.
will u chose austria above germany or netherland? Give reasons
Re: Best European Country To Live In. by moneybag100: 3:49pm On Apr 18, 2016
luvprince4real:
will u chose austria above germany or netherland? Give reasons
I would choose Germany ahead of Austria and Netherlands....but I will choose austria ahead of Netherlands....am just saying he should add Austria to the list since he added Netherlands.

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Re: Best European Country To Live In. by moneybag100: 3:51pm On Apr 18, 2016
tdayof:
where are you now bro?
Re: Best European Country To Live In. by luvprince4real(m): 5:00pm On Apr 18, 2016
moneybag100:

I would choose Germany ahead of Austria and Netherlands....but I will choose austria ahead of Netherlands....am just saying he should add Austria to the list since he added Netherlands.
do u think one can get work permit more easily in germany than austria or netherland?
Re: Best European Country To Live In. by Bandeco(m): 10:44pm On Apr 18, 2016
luvprince4real:
heard switzerland is very expensive and too much police wahala.
Yes Switzerland is very expensive but the high cost of living is cushion by the very high salaries. Arguably the highest salary scale in the world.

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Re: Best European Country To Live In. by Theophinio(m): 1:31am On Apr 19, 2016
For me, the best is Turkey if you don't mind

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Re: Best European Country To Live In. by luvprince4real(m): 7:09am On Apr 19, 2016
Bandeco:

Yes Switzerland is very expensive but the high cost of living is cushion by the very high salaries. Arguably the highest salary scale in the world.
hw easy/long does it take to have a working permit in switz when compared to other european countries?

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Re: Best European Country To Live In. by Nobody: 9:19am On Apr 19, 2016
Pls add Switzerland. How could I have forgotten?
Re: Best European Country To Live In. by dmariowizzy(m): 3:54pm On Apr 19, 2016
what about spain??
Re: Best European Country To Live In. by Pendragon1: 9:01am On Sep 01, 2016
spain is also one of the countries to live in besides norway,germany,austria,denmark, and partially france grin
Re: Best European Country To Live In. by doubletroublmum(f): 10:04am On Sep 01, 2016
Hi House , between Germany and Netherlands I would choose Netherlands. I do live in Germany, but I go for Netherlands sometimes. There are less racists, many people speak English and it's more peaceful there

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Re: Best European Country To Live In. by angelo82: 7:30pm On Jan 02, 2017
ATERI:


No, not for a family. I think we come from two different perspectives. For me, the bigger the country and population, the better for an immigrant, especially the one with family. We can`t ignore the Germany of today because she is the indisputable power-house of Western Europe, but it`s still the type of place where you are more likely to be asked whether you were living on trees back in Africa or whether you just cut your tails before your arrival. Therefore I would still choose The Netherlands for a young family ahead of Germany. Austria is mini-Germany with less than 10 million population. If wealth is the attraction, I think Switzerland is not in EU but it`s part of Schengen, just like Norway, so I would choose Switzerland ahead of Austria. A single male in his 20s or 30s can go and struggle anywhere, but one must be careful when it involves a family.

Very thoughtful but where in Europe do you think is the best for interracial family with kids in Europe.I mean Nigeria plus European wife and kids.
Re: Best European Country To Live In. by optimusprime2(m): 1:15pm On Jan 03, 2017
angelo82:


Very thoughtful but where in Europe do you think is the best for interracial family with kids in Europe.I mean Nigeria plus European wife and kids.
I think Belgium/Holland.
You can be black or purple but you still fit in, racial prejudice is literally absent (compared to other European countries), Communication in English is largely obtainable and if you are legal, true equal employment opportunities exist, regardless of your ethnicity.
Switzerland: A black unit sticks out like a sore thumb and you feel the occasional weight of racial discrimination at times, which could range from being mild to intense. Then again the language challenge sneaks in- You gotta know French & German... yeah its kinda like a bi/tri lingual country. You see the thing with Swiss is, it's quite difficult to settle in there as a legal migrant, they have the stiffest Immigration policy in Europe as a whole, so asides being a student, diplomat, special fxn or married to a Swiss woman, you will always attract law enforcement to yourself as a foreigner.
Germany: it's obviously the big apple of western Europe but asides the language challenge, it is not easy being a migrant in Germany as the competition is very high because everyone wants to be in Germany.
Denmark, Finland, Norway: Good countries but very errrm personal people (basically, they keep to themselves alot, don't expect caring neighbours) ...However, there is a language challenge, though some Scandinavians speak English esp Norwegians but don't expect it from everything like ATMs for example.
Sweden: I classed Sweden alone for good reason, it used to be a great place until the immigrant crisis occured... there is this subtle hostility Swedish folk harbor towards foreigners now esp if you are of colour.
The language challenge also exists in Sweden.
France: Trust me forget about moving here... no need to explain.
Austria: Personally, I would have loved Austria, if not for the Language, these guys don't even give a hoot about English. Like an Austrian can speak English but deliberately chooses to speak to you in German even if you do not understand. Mheen the language challenge is huge, so unlike Germany where people switch to English if necessary. One looses out on opportunities just because of a lack of German knowledge in Austria.
Poland: Forget about this one.
Greece: This one too...
Czech Republic: Trust me this country is sloooooow... It's really meant for themselves, they are pretty much laid back in everything they do. Then a Language problem exists as well, some Czechs find people of colour fascinating others don't.
Slovenia & Slovakia: Think of Czech people who behave Russian for some odd reason ... well good countries but language issues and laid back lifestyles. Yes! You are gonna face discrimination (I said it)
Spain: It depends on how you want to view a half glass of water that's how life in Spain is.
Of course Spanish is a must!
Portugal: Think Spain with a different language that's Portugal. If you raised your kids in Portugal, they'd probably sing Cristiano Ronaldo nursery Rhymes everyday... in both countries I.e Spain and Portugal Farming in large scale is quite lucrative (asides football). Its also quite easy to get around immigration issues(don't ask me how).
Italy: As an Immigrant......
No be from my mouth you go hear say Okra dey draw...
For me its Belgium/Holland all the way.
Oh I forgot, you get a Belgian passport pretty fast if you are a legal resident. Unfortunately our bomb totting friends have caused them to review that clause, it may change soon.

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Re: Best European Country To Live In. by angelo82: 1:29pm On Jan 03, 2017
Thank you for your insight and those two Denmark/France you are spot on because I was there alone for few days and they seem local to me in Denmark though kool and the current is not a good country to me.France,I felt better than most of the countries but I can see small envy in them.

But I am thinking of trying Holland and I will be glad if the immigration system is good as I am planning to mend my papers from my current residence to Holland residence permit as a spouse of EU citizen.


optimusprime2:

I think Belgium/Holland.
You can be black or purple but you still fit in, racial prejudice is literally absent (compared to other European countries), Communication in English is largely obtainable and if you are legal, true equal employment opportunities exist, regardless of your ethnicity.
Switzerland: A black unit sticks out like a sore thumb and you feel the occasional weight of racial discrimination at times, which could range from being mild to intense. Then again the language challenge sneaks in- You gotta know French & German... yeah its kinda like a bi/tri lingual country. You see the thing with Swiss is, it's quite difficult to settle in there as a legal migrant, they have the stiffest Immigration policy in Europe as a whole, so asides being a student, diplomat, special fxn or married to a Swiss woman, you will always attract law enforcement to yourself as a foreigner.
Germany: it's obviously the big apple of western Europe but asides the language challenge, it is not easy being a migrant in Germany as the competition is very high because everyone wants to be in Germany.
Denmark, Finland, Norway: Good countries but very errrm personal people (basically, they keep to themselves alot, don't expect caring neighbours) ...However, there is a language challenge, though some Scandinavians speak English esp Norwegians but don't expect it from everything like ATMs for example.
Sweden: I classed Sweden alone for good reason, it used to be a great place until the immigrant crisis occured... there is this subtle hostility Swedish folk harbor towards foreigners now esp if you are of colour.
The language challenge also exists in Sweden.
France: Trust me forget about moving here... no need to explain.
Austria: Personally, I would have loved Austria, if not for the Language, these guys don't even give a hoot about English. Like an Austrian can speak English but deliberately chooses to speak to you in German even if you do not understand. Mheen the language challenge is huge, so unlike Germany where people switch to English if necessary. One looses out on opportunities just because of a lack of German knowledge in Austria.
Poland: Forget about this one.
Greece: This one too...
Czech Republic: Trust me this country is sloooooow... It's really meant for themselves, they are pretty much laid back in everything they do. Then a Language problem exists as well, some Czechs find people of colour fascinating others don't.
Slovenia & Slovakia: Think of Czech people who behave Russian for some odd reason ... well good countries but language issues and laid back lifestyles. Yes! You are gonna face discrimination (I said it)
Spain: It depends on how you want to view a half glass of water that's how life in Spain is.
Of course Spanish is a must!
Portugal: Think Spain with a different language that's Portugal. If you raised your kids in Portugal, they'd probably sing Cristiano Ronaldo nursery Rhymes everyday... in both countries I.e Spain and Portugal Farming in large scale is quite lucrative (asides football). Its also quite easy to get around immigration issues(don't ask me how).
Italy: As an Immigrant......
No be from my mouth you go hear say Okra dey draw...
For me its Belgium/Holland all the way.
Oh I forgot, you get a Belgian passport pretty fast if you are a legal resident. Unfortunately our bomb totting friends have caused them to review that clause, it may change soon.
Re: Best European Country To Live In. by dominion001(m): 2:00pm On Jan 03, 2017
optimusprime2:

I think Belgium/Holland.
You can be black or purple but you still fit in, racial prejudice is literally absent (compared to other European countries), Communication in English is largely obtainable and if you are legal, true equal employment opportunities exist, regardless of your ethnicity.
Switzerland: A black unit sticks out like a sore thumb and you feel the occasional weight of racial discrimination at times, which could range from being mild to intense. Then again the language challenge sneaks in- You gotta know French & German... yeah its kinda like a bi/tri lingual country. You see the thing with Swiss is, it's quite difficult to settle in there as a legal migrant, they have the stiffest Immigration policy in Europe as a whole, so asides being a student, diplomat, special fxn or married to a Swiss woman, you will always attract law enforcement to yourself as a foreigner.
Germany: it's obviously the big apple of western Europe but asides the language challenge, it is not easy being a migrant in Germany as the competition is very high because everyone wants to be in Germany.
Denmark, Finland, Norway: Good countries but very errrm personal people (basically, they keep to themselves alot, don't expect caring neighbours) ...However, there is a language challenge, though some Scandinavians speak English esp Norwegians but don't expect it from everything like ATMs for example.
Sweden: I classed Sweden alone for good reason, it used to be a great place until the immigrant crisis occured... there is this subtle hostility Swedish folk harbor towards foreigners now esp if you are of colour.
The language challenge also exists in Sweden.
France: Trust me forget about moving here... no need to explain.
Austria: Personally, I would have loved Austria, if not for the Language, these guys don't even give a hoot about English. Like an Austrian can speak English but deliberately chooses to speak to you in German even if you do not understand. Mheen the language challenge is huge, so unlike Germany where people switch to English if necessary. One looses out on opportunities just because of a lack of German knowledge in Austria.
Poland: Forget about this one.
Greece: This one too...
Czech Republic: Trust me this country is sloooooow... It's really meant for themselves, they are pretty much laid back in everything they do. Then a Language problem exists as well, some Czechs find people of colour fascinating others don't.
Slovenia & Slovakia: Think of Czech people who behave Russian for some odd reason ... well good countries but language issues and laid back lifestyles. Yes! You are gonna face discrimination (I said it)
Spain: It depends on how you want to view a half glass of water that's how life in Spain is.
Of course Spanish is a must!
Portugal: Think Spain with a different language that's Portugal. If you raised your kids in Portugal, they'd probably sing Cristiano Ronaldo nursery Rhymes everyday... in both countries I.e Spain and Portugal Farming in large scale is quite lucrative (asides football). Its also quite easy to get around immigration issues(don't ask me how).
Italy: As an Immigrant......
No be from my mouth you go hear say Okra dey draw...
For me its Belgium/Holland all the way.
Oh I forgot, you get a Belgian passport pretty fast if you are a legal resident. Unfortunately our bomb totting friends have caused them to review that clause, it may change soon.
tnx for dis info. I was in Italy, has also been in switz, presently in Germany. Germany is a great country but d huge number of immigrants has realy affected the citizens/immigrants relationship and it's realy affecting pple. Am thinking of moving into holland with my family. Plz how quick can one start working as a refugee in holland and what is their pay like over there.

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