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Britain has the fourth highest quality of life in the world watch

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    I've noticed that this ranking didn't make the press, unlike last year's where we came 25th and it was plastered across the tabloids. I don't trust Quality of Life surveys, and would still feel that I live in one of the world's best countries regardless of what it said, but what do you think of the findings?

    By the way, when I say we came fourth, I meant according to the final score in the table where several countries achieved the same.

    http://www1.internationalliving.com/qofl2011/
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    How can Austria's climate rank worse than ours?

    Probably important to point out that we're joint 4th too

    I call bull**** on the US's rankings as well; 100 on infrastructure + economy and 90 on health? Are they having some sort of laugh?
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    Just wondering how the U.S scored higher than us on health, haha.
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    Seems bull****. The US top? Yeah right.
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    Yes, but are we happy?

    I don't believe in these statistics.... :pierre:
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    Seems about right to me.
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    Haha, also wondering as to why US scored higher than us in health? Hmmm...
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    (Original post by I<3LAMP)
    Yes, but are we happy?

    I don't believe in these statistics.... :pierre:

    Most people I know are pretty happy, yeah.
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    Yeah but Israel and Mexico scored higher than Luxembourg; I mean how many Luxembourgians do you see scrambling over the border to the "Land of Opportunity"
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    I don't even know what this website is. The UN HDI is a more reliable source of information. http://hdr.undp.org/en/statistics/
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    (Original post by py0alb)
    Most people I know are pretty happy, yeah.
    :hmmm: Damn you, ruining my perfectly useless post!

    It was sunny today, that made me happy.
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    (Original post by small t tory.)
    I don't even know what this website is. The UN HDI is a more reliable source of information. http://hdr.undp.org/en/statistics/
    The HDI measures three indices; health, education, and income, and gives a mean figure. It's not really more any more accurate than International Living's ranking.
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    (Original post by I<3LAMP)
    :hmmm: Damn you, ruining my perfectly useless post!

    It was sunny today, that made me happy.

    It still is! How can anyone be unhappy when there are sunny days?
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    (Original post by py0alb)
    It still is! How can anyone be unhappy when there are sunny days?
    When I have to sit inside doing coursework on a sunny day that makes me unhappy.
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    (Original post by TheMeister)
    How can Austria's climate rank worst than ours?

    Probably important to point out that we're joint 4th too

    I call bull**** on the US's rankings as well; 100 on infrastructure + economy and 90 on health? Are they having some sort of laugh?
    You sir, have excellent views.

    I would hate to live in the US with all the guns e.t.c.
    Austria is about 10x prettier than the UK too :love:

    Well said!

    AMERICA FREEDOM.. 100/100??? Do the words "DEATH PENALTY" mean nothing to whoever calculated this!?
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    (Original post by small t tory.)
    I don't even know what this website is. The UN HDI is a more reliable source of information. http://hdr.undp.org/en/statistics/
    I would say that ranking is considerably less accurate, seeing as it takes into account a far narrower range of factors. How can you attempt to rank places to live without considering what its actually like to live there on a daily basis?
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    That freedom Statistic must piss the us off, i believe they think they are the only ones with freedom. Although i call bull**** on the rest.
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    UK did not come 4th, they came at best 7th. Six Countries with better scores above the UK.
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    (Original post by emi_sarb)
    When I have to sit inside doing coursework on a sunny day that makes me unhappy.
    I know you're joking, but seriously, don't be so shortsighted.
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    I imagine the reason it's not been widely reported is because it's from an anonymous source with dubious methodology.

    USA beating us on healthcare when 25% of children there have no healthcare coverage at all? Hmm.
 
 
 
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