Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The best places to live

The United Nations Human Development Report for 2009 has been released. The report basically deals with why people migrate and where they migrate to. It furthers shows which countries are considered the "best" places to live in and why.

There are many factors they take into account like poverty, gender, democracy, human rights, cultural liberty, globalization, water scarcity, climate change, and mobility. To see the full report and the methodoly click here.

Out of 182 countries, South Africa ranks 129. I found it interresting that South Africa was overtaken by our neigbour Namibia which now ranks 128. The worst place to live is Niger and the best place to live is Norway. The USA only ranks no. 13 and the UK ranks no. 21. A South African expat favourite, Australia, ranks no.2, while another favourite, New Zealand ranks no. 20.

The top ten best places to live according to the report are:
1.) Norway
2.) Australia
3.) Iceland
4.) Canada
5.) Ireland
6.) Netherlands
7.) Sweden
8.) France
9.) Switzerland
10.) Japan


sarah said...

we were overtaken by south west africa?? ;p my great grandfather is turning in his grave. at least it wasnt salisbury ha ha

SA Expats said...

Lol! Nam, is pretty nice place.

Marthinus Swart said...

Wonder where Botswana is on the list?

Flat White said...

Namibia is way better than SA - it's the best country in Africa to live in by far.

But it still is a shit hole.

Aussie Aussie Aussie!!!

Disa said...

scandinavia and a penile nation of MCP's? the pollsters obviously allowed their own fetishes to impact the final list.

SA Expats said...

Marthinus - Botswana is ranked no. 125. Also above South Africa and Namibia.

Marthinus Swart said...

I like Bots', a bit dry and hot but then again Nam' is also very dry and hot.

Andrea Muhrrteyn said...

Maybe one day SA will be up there again.. but only if we get it there... ;-)

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UNHCR Mr. Antonio Guterres
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European Council on Refugees & Exiles (ECRE)
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