The United Nations (UN) recently published the annual Human Development Report which puts development into perspective and allows insight into best countries to live in around the world. People in these countries would generally lead lengthy, healthy lives which is basically what one is looking for. The UN takes into consideration some 200 countries across a massive number of categories which includes wealth, life expectancy and education – all the basics for an awesome life.
Today we are discussing top five of those best countries to live in. If you’re already living in one of these, consider yourself lucky. Enjoy.
The first on our list of best countries to live in is The Netherlands. It features one of the lowest rates of income equality in the entire world and it has been on the decline continuously since the mid-1990s.
Speaking of equality, the gender wage gap, a topic gaining popularity at an exponential rate, now stands at a mere 15%. This percentage is on a continuous decline primarily because of increasing protests by workers. This number stands at 64% in the United States.
Switzerland is a remarkable place in every possible way. People living in Switzerland enjoy the luxury of low-cost tuition where students earn a college degree, from a reputable institute, for a mere $1,000 per semester – which is a big deal given the fees in other countries around the world.
The government of Australia increased education spending by a whopping 25% in the past ten decade. Australia is a country where more students go to school for around 20 years compared to other countries in the world according to the United Nations.
Taking the lead on our list of best countries to live in is Norway, a country which ranked highest for the 12th consecutive year when it comes to life expectancy, education, and the standard of living. The healthcare system is amazing allowing for average life expectancy at 82 years.
Which one of these countries do you live in? How does your country rank in this particular list? Let us know in the comments below.You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.