Scandinavian countries topped the best places to live according to a ranking published by Reader's Digest. The ranking combined environmental factors such as air and water quality, respect for biodiversity and greenhouse emissions, education, unemployment rate and life expectancy. Finland led the way of the 141-nation list, follwoed by Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
European countries -- again, led by Scandinavia -- also top the Reader's Digest assessment of 72 cities for their quality of life. The criteria for this include public transport, parks, air quality, rubbish recycling and the price of electricity.