So the results are in and Ireland has been polled joint sixth with Germany in the list of best places to live in the world.
According to the study carried out by the UN, Norway has been named the best country in the world to live in – for the 12th year in a row.
The Human Development Index (HDI) is a measure of basic human developments within 188 countries, released by the UN in its annual Human Development Report.
The study takes into account quality of life, access to knowledge and decent standards of living along with education, high incomes and health.
Also in the top 10 with Ireland was Australia, Switzerland, Denmark, Netherlands, New York, Canada and New Zealand.