Thursday, December 15, 2011

New Zealand voted 3rd best country in the world.



From the NZ Herald...!

" New Zealand is the third best place to live in the world, according to a United Nations report.
The country has climbed 17 places to the number three spot in the UN's latest index to measure development, reports the New Zealand Herald.
The Human Development Report singles out countries with the greatest progress, as measured by the Human Development Index (HDI).
The well-being of the citizens of 169 countries is calculated by the HDI, which takes into account health, income and education.
New Zealand was 10th in 2009 and this year is right behind Norway and Australia who are first and second.
The life expectancy of Kiwis is 80.6 years, our average number of school years is 12.5, and the gross national income per capita is $32,046.

Top 15 countries      

1. Norway
2. Australia
3. New Zealand

4. United States

5. Ireland

6. Liechtenstein
7. Netherlands
8. Canada
9. Sweden
10. Germany
11. Japan
12. South Korea
13. Switzerland
14. France
15. Israel



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