The United Nations has released its annual Human Development Report which ranks the countries that are best to live in.
The countries are ranked based on their Human Development Index (HDI), a measure of the human development factors health and life expectancy, access to education and standard of living.
The report comprises about 188 countries and they are ranked across a number of categories, including Health, Education, Income, Inequality, Gender, Poverty, Employment, Human Security, Financial status, Technology, Environmental Sustainability and Demography.
Here are the countries that scored the top 20 positions in the chart:
Japanese have a life expectancy of 83.5 years, the highest in the world. Japan’s HDI is 0.891 with a total population of 127 million.
Luxembourg is ranked at 19th and the poverty in the country is zero as per the UN. The citizens have an average 14 years of schooling. The human development index for the country is 0.892.
With 7.8 million populations, Israel occupies the 18th position in the chart. The county has a lesser homicide rate of 1.8 per 1000 people.
The Republic of Korea
Crime is very low in this country. The homicide rate is only 0.9 per 1000 people, making the country as one of the safest places to live in.
The citizens of Iceland have an average 19 years of schooling. This country has one of the highest literacy rates in the world.
The 14th place has been shared between England and Sweden. The mobile consumers of the United Kingdom are 123.6 per 100 people and its citizen earns an average of $39,267 annually.
This country has 0.907 HDI. Sweden emits only 5.5 tonnes of CO2 annually one of the lowest in the world.
The people of Liechtenstein enjoy good health and lifestyle, earning an average of $79, 85 per year, according to the report.
Hong Kong is ranked at 12th position, which has good human development factors.
With the least homicide rate of 0.2%, Singapore stands at 11th position. The citizens of Singapore have high life expectancy, living an average of 82 years.
Tying with Canada, New Zealand have high literacy rate, schooling an average of 19.2 years.
The Canadians live for long years, having high life expectancy, living an average of 82 years.
The United States of America
The U.S. ranks high in financial wealth. Americans earn an average of $52,947 per year.
The homicide rate stands at only 1.2 per 1,000 people, according to the most recent data available.
This country has one of the lowest income inequalities in the world. Also, has high literacy rate, schooling an average of 18.6 years.
The people living in Netherlands have the low disease for diseases like malaria, tuberculosis and HIV. People live for an average of 81.6 years.
This country has low crime rate and both men and women get almost similar wages which measure only 15%, and it is declining constantly.
This county has a good employment ratio about 65.2% of people above 15 years of age are employed, according to the reports.
This country has one of the highest literacy rates in the world. The students go to school for around 20.2 years.
For the 12th straight year, Norway ranked highest in overall human development factors. The country stands high in life expectancy, education, and standard of living.
Overall, each country in the world tries to make itself a better place to live in. In the past 25 years, about two billion people had increased their standard of living and free from the poverty line.
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