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(don't) forget Norway!

Posted on 2009.05.10 at 13:35
where am I: 13th place
How I feel about it all: contemplativethink-y
Soundtrack: leaves falling
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According to the UN annual report, Norway is back on top as the best place to live.

The top ten places are:

1. Norway
2. Australia
3. Iceland
4. Canada
5. Ireland
6. Netherlands
7. Sweden
8. France
9. Switzerland
10. Japan

The US is at 13, down one from last year.

The bottom ten are:

173. Guinea Bissau
174. Burundi
175. Chad
176. Democratic Republic of the Congo
177. Burkina Faso
178. Mali
179. Central African Republic
180. Sierra Leone
181. Afghanistan
182. Niger

It's interesting that most of the top ten are cold countries, and sad but not surprising that most of the bottom are in Africa. I think the world needs to wake up, like a whole lot, especially #13.

The article also says:

"Life expectancy in Niger was 50, about 30 years shorter than Norway, according to the index. For every dollar earned per person in Niger, $85 was earned in Norway.

Half the people in the poorest 24 countries were illiterate, compared to 20% in nations classed as having medium levels of human development, the index showed.

Japanese people lived longer than others, to 82.7 years on average, with life expectancy in war-ravaged Afghanistan just 43.6 years."

Comments:


HurrySundown
hurry_sundown at 2009-10-05 18:15 (UTC) ()
So was this report compiled before or after the Icelandic banking system imploded?
Tarnish notte the majesty of my TOWER of HATS
meresy at 2009-10-05 18:58 (UTC) ()
The data is from before the economic implosion. It's generally a couple years out of sync. I imagine there will be a shakeup in the next report...
HurrySundown
hurry_sundown at 2009-10-05 20:08 (UTC) ()
Thanks, baybee. I kind of figured that. Poor Iceland.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-10-05 20:31 (UTC) ()
Iceland is still pretty, though. :)
Tarnish notte the majesty of my TOWER of HATS
meresy at 2009-10-05 18:55 (UTC) ()
Aww, we dropped a spot, too.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-10-06 00:07 (UTC) ()
Australia climbed up, though, which is a good thing. Yay Oz!
Ben
diamond_dust06 at 2009-10-05 21:48 (UTC) ()
Everyone is happy in Norway since they won Eurovision this year, so all the old people are pushing to live through next May so they can see the competition in Oslo ;)
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-10-06 00:06 (UTC) ()
A will to live is a good thing. ;)
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