The Top 5 Best Countries to Live in: 2011

  Country HDI Score 2011 Life expectancy at birth Gross National Income
(per capita)
1 Norway 0.943 81.1 years $47,557
2 Australia 0.929 81.9 years $34,431
3 Netherlands 0.910 80.7 years $36,402
4 United States 0.910 78.5 years $43,017
5 New Zealand 0.908 80.7 years $23,737
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Sources:  Human Development Report 2009 -Human Development Index rankings, UNDP.

List Notes: Data is for the year 2011. The Human Development Index (HDI) is a summary measure of a country's human development. It measures the average achievements of a country in three basic dimensions: A) a long and healthy life as measured by life expectancy at birth, B) access to knowledge as measured by the adult literacy rate and the combined gross enrollment rate in education and C) a decent standard of living as measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita in purchasing power parity (PPP) in international dollars.
Best Countries to Live in: 2011

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