If you are rich and successful, somewhere like UAE or Singapore is a decent place to be. Playground for the rich, low to zero taxes (contrary to popular belief, USA has a fairly high tax rate, especially if you take into account the high cost of health insurance), plenty of freedom for those that can afford it. If you are a single parent, or don't have a job or many skills, etc, Northern Europe is best. Free housing, a decent level of benefits and access to education, training etc. to better yourself. or you can just carry on as you are, nobody will give too much of a fuck either way.