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    (Original post by dn013)
    Just because you don't agree with its politics doesn't mean that it has a bad standard of living. Israel is a very socialist leaning country, so many people live on Kibbutzim, which generally helps standard of living. Also the warm climate, fresh fruit and vegetables, good health care and education system, and strong economy helps a good standard of living.

    Saying that it is too high at four.
    Not arguing that its a decent country, but in no way is it above other countries that are not on that list:p:
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    (Original post by Mrm.)
    erm yes it does....



    YAAAAAAAAAWWWWWNNNNN......



    erm. you must be reading a different rule book to me.
    And you were calling him immature...

    Why was his list immature, please explain your point of view?
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    (Original post by Subcutaneous)
    Sweden
    Netherlands
    Japan
    Canada
    Britain
    Always thought Norway is better than Sweden... but it's all good up in Scandinavia
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    (Original post by itszednotzee)
    Haha, true.

    I lived in Tokyo for 4 years though and they do have a very high standard of living - better then i've seen in most countries i've visited (quite a few :p:). Which is why I say it should be first.
    What's really amusing is that my gf's parents (who are considered by Japanese standards fairly well off) live in a house the same size as ours - and I wouldn't say my parent's are loaded. If you go to the really posh areas of Tokyo, the houses there are mostly the same size as those in low-middle class families in the UK.

    I think if you compare the UK with Japan it sort of levels itself out with pros and cons on each side (for instance Japanese crime rates would trump the UK's whilst the UK's education and welfare systems would trump Japan's for example.)
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    (Original post by butchered_wyer)
    Not arguing that its a decent country, but in no way is it above other countries that are not on that list:p:
    Ye it is too high, but South Africa at 9 is just a bit more far fetched.
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    Thats nothing like it. USA first? Pssh

    1. Norway
    2. Denmark
    3. Finland
    4. Canada
    5. New Zealand
    6. Sweden
    7. Australia
    8. Germany
    9. France
    10. United Kingdom
    11. Japan

    Would be mine. Most of the USA is very poor.
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    South Africa above every country in Europe?


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    (Original post by guy_incognito)
    What's really amusing is that my gf's parents (who are considered by Japanese standards fairly well off) live in a house the same size as ours - and I wouldn't say my parent's are loaded. If you go to the really posh areas of Tokyo, the houses there are mostly the same size as those in low-middle class families in the UK.

    I think if you compare the UK with Japan it sort of levels itself out with pros and cons on each side (for instance Japanese crime rates would trump the UK's whilst the UK's education and welfare systems would trump Japan's for example.)
    That would depend on whether you see a strong social security net as good or bad.
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    (Original post by dn013)
    Ye it is too high, but South Africa at 9 is just a bit more far fetched.
    I'm hopfully going next year :o:
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    (Original post by dn013)
    And you were calling him immature...

    correct.

    (Original post by dn013)
    Why was his list immature,?
    If you cannot see why, after x years of being alive, then what hope do I have in the 15 seconds that I am prepared to waste on you?
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    (Original post by butchered_wyer)
    I'm hopfully going next year :o:
    Not a bad tourist location. :yes:
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    According to The Economist's Quality of Life index, South Africa is 92 out of 111.

    Who to believe... hmmmmmm.
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    What's the world coming to when West Belfast doesn't rank number 1.
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    (Original post by SovietRussiaFH)
    Taxes are even higher on the continent, if that is even possible.



    It's still offers the most personal liberty in the world. I'm sorry, but it just does.

    Plenty of land too; you can buy 20 acres in the some of the western states for the price of a new base-model Ford Focus in the UK :yes:
    In Italy, two years a go, my relative complained of paying 80 Euros a month council tax. Here we pay £230 a month..
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    (Original post by Mrm.)
    correct.


    If you cannot see why, after x years of being alive, then what hope do I have in the 15 seconds that I am prepared to waste on you?
    Shut up and explain your point or else you should get off this thread. Don't use the pretense of 'intelligence,' which I assure you I have much more than you, to insult someone else without explaining your point.

    Of course his list is flawed, but it is not immature. In contrast your actions are very immature, pathetic, and stupid. Grow up.
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    (Original post by SovietRussiaFH)
    I mean; In terms of their general standard of living, from best to worst:

    1. United States
    2. Canada
    3. Australia
    4. Israel
    5. Japan
    6. New Zealand
    7. Channel Islands
    8. Falkland Islands
    9. South Africa
    10. Britain
    11. All European countries
    12. Rest of World

    That's pretty much how I'd put it.
    Absolute balls is the US at the top. the Nordic countries, Ireland, Japan and perhaps Switzerland/Netherlands/UAE would take the top spots.
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    (Original post by butchered_wyer)
    I'm hopfully going next year :o:
    Lucky man, I would love to live there - but doesn't detract from the huge amounts of poverty there. But if you are wealthy enough, it seems like a great place to live.
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    Why are people making their own top 10 countries lists? I'm not just talking about the OP here. How on earth are people on TSR going to know what the most developed countries are? The simplest way to do it is going by "official" data.
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    (Original post by Pocket Calculator)
    Absolute balls is the US at the top. the Nordic countries, Ireland, Japan and perhaps Switzerland/Netherlands/UAE would take the top spots.
    Errr... what?
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    (Original post by big-boss-91)
    United States of America is ranked one? you got to be kidding me! where you get this rubbish from?
    America have one of the worse population living at low incomes, GB standard of living is much much better than USA
    Ha that is so wrong! Our standard of living is much worse in terms, both economically in terms if purchasing power parity (meaning each american has far more goods than the comparative brit) and in terms of the Human Development Index.

    Do some research before you spout such nonsense
 
 
 
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