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:
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