Posts Tagged ‘quality of life’

The U.S. ranks 6th in living the good life

28 May 2013 3 comments

According to the OECD “Better Life Index,” the United States ranks sixth in terms of overall quality of life among thirty-six industrialized democracies. The top ten countries are:

  1. Australia
  2. Sweden
  3. Canada
  4. Norway
  5. Switzerland
  6. United States
  7. Denmark
  8. Netherlands
  9. Iceland
  10. United Kingdom

The U.S. ranks 16th in where to be born

5 December 2012 Leave a comment

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, the United States has a Where-to-be-Born Index score of 7.38, which makes the United States tied for sixteenth with Germany out of eighty countries ranked in that category. Switzerland ranks first, with a score of 8.22.

Best Country to be Born in

The U.S. ranks 31st in quality of living

26 June 2010 Leave a comment

According to Mercer Consulting, the highest ranked city in the U.S. in terms of quality of living is Honolulu, with a quality of living score of 103.1, which makes the United States rank thirty-first in that category. Austria ranks first, with Vienna’s quality of living score of 108.6. (New York City is used as a base 100 for this score).