Nov 11, 2010

Well done Norway!

Norway is the best place to live in the world. I'm not sure I agree, for I cannot stand COLD weather at all. But that's according to a UN survey.

The United Nations has named oil-rich Norway as the country with the best quality of life, followed by Australia and New Zealand, while Asia has made the biggest strides in recent decades.

However, the UN's annual A-to-Z of global wealth, poverty, health and education highlighted that it is becoming ever more difficult to break into the rich club of nations.

Norway - with its 81 years of life expectancy and average annual income of $US59,000 ($59,000) - has topped the Human Development Index (HDI) for all but two years since 2001.
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It doesn't come in first place in any individual category - average income in Liechtenstein, for example, is a wallet-busting $US81,011 and Japan's life expectancy is 83.6 years - but Norway's all-round performance gives it superiority in the 20th annual rankings on the UN Development Program (UNDP).

Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Ireland, in order, also made the top five.

Zimbabwe came in last among the 169 nations ranked, behind Mozambique, Burundi, Niger and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
I'm quite content with living in Sydney, beautiful beaches, excellent weather and nice people. How about you? Did you find the best place to live?

You can read the article from Sydney Morning Herald here.


  1. In the end I think I want to die in the snow. But before that, I would be happy to live in other places for some time, for instance Sydney or other places Down Under >:)

    Cold As Heaven

  2. Too early to think about dying. But coming Down Under for a hot Christmas is something worth planning.


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