What is the place where people feel happiest? Of course, you can be happy and carefree anywhere and with little, but being able to choose, where to go to live to really feel better? We tell you, making you discover the ranking of countries with the highest quality of life!
The following ranking is based on data provided by Numbeo.com, an online collaborative database that allows users from all over the world to share and compare information on cities and countries, regarding cost and quality of life, but also traffic, crime, level of pollution, etc.
Specifically, the calculation of the "Quality of Life Index" of each nation takes place through theapplication of an empirical formula which involves variables such as:
- Purchase Power of the coin (the higher the value, the better);
- Pollution index (the lower the value the better);
- House price / income ratio (the lower the value, the better);
- Cost of living (the lower the value, the better);
- Safety index (the higher the value, the better);
- Healthcare level (the higher the value, the better);
- Index of the time spent in traffic on the journey home to work (the lower the value, the better);
- Climate quality index (the higher the value, the better).
Ranking of countries with the highest quality of life
The following table shows the ranking of the countries which, according to the above criteria, have the highest quality of life. The values indicated in the table are the most relevant indices in the calculation of the ranking.
Italy is in 36th position, even after countries such as Israel, Saudi Arabia and South Korea. The indices that more than the others compromise the ranking of our country are those relating to safety (55,76) and pollution (55,75). The purchasing power index is also very low: 61,80 (not shown in the table), a symptom of high inflation, compared to values such as 93,84 in Saudi Arabia, 99,82 in Qatar and even above 100 for Switzerland, Denmark, Australia and the USA. Against, what keeps us afloat is the climate index (91,64), much lower in top countries such as Denmark, Australia and Iceland.