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Iceland is the world's best place to live, according to an annual U.N. report that ranked sub-Saharan Africa as the worst place for someone to call home.
The island nation edged out Norway, which had held the top spot for the last six years. The United States slipped to 12th place from an eighth place ranking last year.
The U.N. Human Development Index used 2005 figures for life expectancy, educational levels and real per capita income to rank 175 nations of the world — plus Hong Kong and the Palestinian territories — for habitability. Rich, free-market economies dominated the top spots with Australia, Canada and Ireland rounding out the top five.
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African countries landed at the bottom of the list, where in 10 countries, two in five children will not reach the age of 40. All 22 of the lowest ranked countries are in sub-Saharan Africa, with Sierra Leone placing last.
Originally posted by plumranch
Does anyone agree that Iceland is the best place in the world to live? Iceland?
me! but then i have actually been there and travelled all around the country and it truly is an amazing place to see and live.