Fully expected to see the Scandinavian countries in the top 4 spots... and I wasn't disappointed. Some people look at their high income tax and shudder but I honestly think that the way their societies are set up are close to ideal. You can actually SEE where your taxes are going. And people seem to be much less money-driven in those countries.
On another note... I was talking to a guy here at work who just came over from St. John's and I couldn't believe what the house prices are like out there now compared to 10 years ago. Holy crap the oil industry has really changed that city (and province).