Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Norway is Best Country to Live In

Looking for the best country to live in? Based on United Nations data released, Norway has been voted as the best country to live in.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) index was compiled using 2007 data on gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, education, and life expectancy, and showed marked differences between the developed and developing world. It was published as part of the UN's Human Development Report (HDR) 2009

Japan, staying in 10th, was the only Asian country in the top 10.

Singapore ranked 23rd, swopping places with Hong Kong at 24th.

South Korea and Brunei came in at 26th and 30th respectively, retaining their previous positions.

Top 10 Most desirable countries to live in(2009):
1. Norway
2. Australia
3. Iceland
4. Canada
5. Ireland
6. Netherlands
7. Sweden
8. France
9. Switzerland
10. Japan

Least desirable countries to live in
173. Guinea Bissau
If there is any commonality, it is that all these countries are located in Africa and many of these countries are land-locked.

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