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(don't) forget Norway!

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."
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