A new study has revealed the best and worst countries to live in as a woman and shock horror Ireland has just made the top ten, who would’ve thought eh?

Every year Nepstick compiles a liveability index that focuses on one group society, last year the study chose over 100 countries and analysed them based on factors that affect the everyday lives of women such as gender pay gap, domestic violence rates, period poverty and of course overall life expectancy.

Taking each element into consideration it was determined that Norway is, in fact, the best country to live in due to their high standards of living, a strong legislation on equality and a gender pay gap of 7.% (bullsh*t I know) but it’s considerably smaller compared to the rest of the world.

Coming in seventh place however was our very own little Ireland, Ireland was voted as one of the top ten countries for women to live in with a gender pay gap of 10.6% which compared to the UK (17.9%) or Estonia (28.34%) actually isn’t that bad.

We also have an education score of 9.42, 24.45% of our government is now female and thanks to Repeal the 8th, women now have the right to safe and legal abortions.

Other countries who made the top ten list with us are:

  1. Norway
  2. Sweden
  3. Canada
  4. Finland
  5. Iceland
  6. Denmark
  7. Ireland
  8. Slovenia
  9. Austria
  10. Estonia

The study also found that Nigeria is the worst country for women to live in, closely followed by Ethiopia and Pakistan.