|HDI rank||Country||Human Development Index(HDI)||Gross national income (GNI) per capita (2015 PPP $)||Life expectancy at birth|
|5||Unites States ||0.915||56300||79.68|
|8||The Netherlands ||0.922||49300||81.23|
|9||New Zealand ||0.913||36400||81.05|
It is important for a nation to provide its people with high standards of living. Some countries are providing their citizens with a good standard of life while many are still a long way mark from achieving this status. Let us take a look at the top ten countries where people enjoy enviable standard of living, according to the OECD Better Life Index.
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Last Updated : June 21, 2016
Norway attracts many tourists annually and one of the best ways to see the country is through the numerous cruises operated round the year. Norway also has a very high life expectancy which stands at 82 years.
One can enjoy an arctic time by vacationing in Iceland. The country is well known for its hotels made completely out of ice providing customers with a unique experience. Iceland also has the cleanest tap water on earth.
Reputed for its luxury watches, Switzerland also provides its citizens with a high standard of living. It has an extremely low crime rate and also has the world's lowest unemployment rates making it one of the best destinations to live.
Australia is home to numerous beaches making it an incredible destination for surfing. But the country is not only known for its tourist spots. Its citizens also enjoy a high standard of living. Australia leads in civic engagement. The country is also above average in jobs, income, quality of housing and environment, education and skills, personal security, well-being, and social connections.
It is not surprising that the United States finds a mention on this list. The country has a high GDP and offers its citizens a very high standard of living. The US comes out on top in housing and wealth.
Canada is a peaceful country with tremendous job opportunities. Canada scores high in the areas of civic engagement, subjective well being, education and skills, housing, social connections, and income and wealth.
It's another Scandinavian country that offers its citizens a high standard of living. Here, the real estate market sees a regular growth. Apart from this, Sweden is the top performer when it comes to environmental quality.
The Netherlands is known for its scenic beauty and hospitable population. It is also one of the best places to live. The developed nation boasts of one of the highest literacy rates in the world.
New Zealand created a buzz in the sporting world by bringing home the 2015 Rugby World Cup but the country is also regularly in the news for its incredible infrastructure and the high standard of living enjoyed by its people. The nation ranks at the top in health care category.
Denmark stands at the tenth position among countries with the highest standards of living. It scores highly in the environmental category. About 94 per cent of the people say that they are satisfied with the quality of drinking water. The country also ranks high on gender equality, featuring in the list of top 10 countries.
Countries by Highest Quality of Life