Australia – Almost the best place to live

Australia is the second best place on the planet to live. The country was ranked behind Norway by a narrow margin.

As per the United Nation’s human development index, Australia scored 0.93 on a scale of 0 to 1. Norway ranked number one with a score of 0.94, beating Australia by 0.01 on the index.

The index measured life expectancy, schooling and gross national income per capita.

Australians have an average life span of 82 years, behind only Japan’s 83. On education, Australians tend to spend at least 12 years in studying, while Britons have an average of just nine years. When it comes to gross national income per capita, Australia trails Norway.

At the bottom end of the scale with 0.29 is the Democratic Republic of Congo, where citizens have a life expectancy of just 48 years and the 60 percent of the population is living below the poverty line. Children attend school for an average of just 3.5 years.