France is THE place to live

France comes top in Quality of Life Index for the third year running   

If you're thinking about buying a French property, chances are the lifestyle is one of the factors that is leading you there. So it will come as little surprise to you to know that France is the top European country in which to live when it comes to standard of living, according to a new index. The Quality of Life Index, from comparison website uSwitch, calculates an overall quality of life score for 10 European nations, based on 16 factors. France came out on top overall for the third year in the row. It is the country whose government spends the highest proportion of its GDP (14.1%) on health. It also has the highest life expectancy (81.9 years) and the cheapest electricity. This is the latest crown handed to France in what has been something of a chart-topping fortnight. Recent reports and surveys from Savills International/HomeAway.co.uk, Conti and Knight Frank have all put France top of the list of countries people most want to buy in.www.uswitch.com