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2006 Quality of Life Index
Based on Cost of Living & Leisure/ Culture & Economy& Environment & Freedom & Health & Infrastructure & Risk / Safety & Climate .

France
Switzerland
Australia
Denmark
New Zealand
Austria
United States
Sweden
Finland
Italy
Netherlands
Luxembourg
Malta
Norway
Spain
Canada
Portugal
United Kingdom
Uruguay
Belgium
Germany
Monaco
Croatia
Japan
Liechtenstein
Antigua & Barbuda
Argentina
Cyprus (Greek)
Greece
Slovenia
Czech Republic
Mexico
Poland
Hungary
Israel
Andorra
Bolivia
Cayman Islands
Iceland
Ireland
Lithuania
Panama
Paraguay
South Africa
Bahamas
Chile
Romania
Slovakia
Bulgaria
Dominica
Ecuador
Estonia
Saint Kitts & Nevis
Seychelles
Taiwan
Grenada
South (Rep of)Korea
Latvia
Mauritius
Morocco
Singapore
Ukraine
Albania
Barbados
Brazil
Macedonia
Namibia
Armenia
Colombia
Malaysia
Thailand
Turkey
Belize
Fiji
French Guiana
Macau
Nicaragua
Russia
Swaziland
Venezuela
Costa Rica
Georgia
Martinique
Tunisia
Bermuda
Honduras
India
Jamaica
Suriname
Trinidad & Tobago
Bhutan
Bosnia-Herzegovina
China
French Polynesia
Guyana
Lesotho
Moldova
Palau
Belarus
Guatemala
Jordan
Kenya
Papua New Guinea
Peru
Senegal
Azerbaijan
Botswana
Cuba
Ghana
Kiribati
Malawi
Tonga
Zambia
Algeria
Benin
Dominican Republic
Gambia
Mongolia
Nauru
Sri Lanka
Tanzania
Lebanon
Madagascar
Philippines
Vanuatu
Brunei
Kazakhstan
Mozambique
Samoa (Western Samoa)
Serbia-Montenegro
Bahrain
Cambodia
Cape Verde
Comoros
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Indonesia
Mali
Qatar
Solomon Islands
Togo
Maldives
Nepal
Syria
United Arab Emirates
Congo Republic of
Ethiopia
Gabon
Guinea-Bissau
Iran
Libya
Micronesia
Kyrgyzstan
Liberia
Mayotte
Tajikistan
Tuvalu
Chad
Marshall Islands
Nigeria
Rwanda
Bangladesh
Burkina Faso
Guinea
Mauritania
Myanmar (Burma)
Niger
Turkmenistan
Uganda
Angola
Central African Republic
Congo
Korea
Oman
Cameroon
Vietnam
Zimbabwe
Burundi
Cote d'Ivoire
Kuwait
Sierra Leone
Uzbekistan
Eritrea
Laos
Pakistan
Djibouti
Afghanistan
Haiti
Saudi Arabia
Yemen
Somalia
Sudan
Iraq

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jordan ahead of almost all arabic countries:lol: is ok but ahead of uae?:nuts:
in aparallel world maybe.
 

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france is in no way 1st loooooool

But France?

Well, yes…France. Good climate, unspoiled countryside, world-competitive infrastructure, plus the best health care in the world, according to the World Health Organization's (www.who.org) recent study

The culture is top-notch. UNESCO has named 30 World Heritage Sites in this country (by comparison, Italy, with 40, has the most cultural and heritage sites in the world). And its capital, Paris, is arguably the world's most beautiful and romantic city on earth. France sees in excess of 70 million overseas visitors each year, making it the world's favorite destination.

And, while no one would confuse France for a bargain destination, living here needn't cost the earth. France scores 65 in our Cost of Living category, and, outside Paris, the cost of living can be relatively inexpensive
 

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When I was in France I saw an everlasting amount of Gypsies and also immigrants from Africa trying to sell fake Louis Vuitton Bags and stuff...

I know these lists are pointless, but Canada is quite far down, what causes it to be there?
even below spain.
 

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This list is... some kind of ridiculous.
 

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When I was in France I saw an everlasting amount of Gypsies and also immigrants from Africa trying to sell fake Louis Vuitton Bags and stuff...

I know these lists are pointless, but Canada is quite far down, what causes it to be there?
even below spain
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What is that supposed to mean?
 

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I think france is no way number one. I think all the scandinavian countries have the best quality of life
 

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Its well known. These are usually considered the best countries in terms of quality of life:
1. Switzerland
2. Norway
3. Sweden
4. Finland
5. Denmark
6. Germany
7. Canada
8. New Zealand
9. Australia
10. Iceland
11. Greenland

okay Im not sure about Greenland lol but it does supposedly have a good HDI...

France? LOL... France does have a good democratic system, a good political and economic system. Economically it is a powerful country. It might have good infrastructure. but darn it, what does climate have to do with anything? we arent living outdoors anymore :D
and besides, france has tons of immigrants who lowered quality of life


but heres the thing. france is catching up, no doubt... im not taking france away from top 15 or anything. but i dont think its number one.
 

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@Kuwaiti:
The list above was based on certain criteria, in which is based yours besides popular belief?
 

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No offence man but Canada would rank top 3 if not first!!
I would also expect Canada to rank higher in the list, I just didn't like the "even below Spain" remark, appart from the usual stereotypes I get the feeling that people don't know much (or anything at all) about Spain.

And why does it surprise people so much that France tops the list?
 

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Croatia is ahead of Japan and just one place belove Monaco. :crazy2: Serbia-Montenegro (id doesn't exist anymore btw) is worse than Gambia?

And I shall not even comment Bosnia...
 

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^^ :lol:
goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo jordan
again we are ahead of uae ,which includes dubai if u dont know hehehe.:banana:
 

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Qatar is below Mali?! They're not serious are they? No taxes, no electricity and water bills for citizens, very little crime, good education, good healthcare, etc. Not to mention soon to be the world's richest country in terms of GDP/capita.

And they put it under Mali? Wow... Not to mention the UAE is even lower, below Syria... WTF?
 
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