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The Best Countries in the World to Live as an Introvert

by Eben Diskin Jan 14, 2021

Usually when you read lists of top destinations for living, working, or just traveling, that list is compiled with extroverts in mind. Criteria like coworking spaces, nightlife options, and community activities are frequently taken into account to determine a destination’s worthiness. This set of criteria, however, doesn’t consider introverts, who have an entirely different range of needs and requirements.

For those who don’t put socialization opportunities and nightlife venues at the top of their list when choosing where to relocate, most “best of” lists will ring hollow. Luckily, Merchant Machine has compiled a list of the best places to live designed specifically for introverts. It used criteria like people per square meter, Wi-Fi speed, average annual salary, and rent per month, to make their selections. The list cuts through all the frills and focuses on places that make financial sense without being too overcrowded.

Topping the list is Canada, with just four people per square meter (largely thanks to its sparsely populated northern regions), an average annual salary of $29,587, Wi-Fi speed of 145 Mbps, and a median rent of $1,027 per month. This is the list of the top 10 countries:

  1. Canada
  2. Australia
  3. Iceland
  4. Russia
  5. Finland
  6. New Zealand
  7. Suriname
  8. Mauritania
  9. Norway
  10. Belize

The study goes on to show that physics and astronomy are the best-suited jobs for introverts while being a writer is the introvert’s dream job.

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