News by Design
Are you in a serious relationship?
Does your other half know some of your social...
The World’s most photogenic locations
'Photogenic' is a word we don't associate with places...
Are you chained to your desk?
Being too busy to take holiday is a depressing...
The Good Immune Guide
I had shingles* two weeks ago. I don't know...
Untranslatable
We do need a word for that ring left...
The Histomap
Literally 4000 years of World History in one graphic.
10,787 injuries in a lifetime
And my head hurts just thinking about it -...
The map of the human body
Well, the London Tube map. Sort of.
The Periodic Table of National pride
Where all the elements were discovered - and who...
Nikola Tesla
"But I thought Thomas Edison was the father of...
You can’t really put a witty title about North Korea
I feel it would be majorly inappropriate. It's nice...
The great technological equaliser
The internet, it brings us together maaannnnn.
£388,759.60
A human body's worth, cut down into spare parts.
World debt
An amazing infographic to explain something that is impossible-...
Creeping on your exs
What do you mean? That's what Facebook was BUILT...
Fighting over funding
Couples argue about all the things. But money is,...
A big, wet rubbish tip
58,734 cigarette lighters. 381,846 plastic bottles. 58,384 toys. In...
Serious, challenging beersearch I MEAN RESEARCH
Where in the world is the cheapest and most...
Internet Addiction
We probably aren't helping, in fairness. But two thirds...
Never ending love for Nintendo
The history of the plumber, that giant monkey, and...
The Modern Tech-y Family
Almost a laptop and a mobile each- even for...

Well-being – where’s best to live?

I'm quite happy in the UK – but apparently I'd be happier in the US, Switzerland or Sweden.

According to the most recent OECD Better Life Index, Canada is one of the best countries for its socio-economic status – with consistently high results and a lack of disparity between the upper and lower classes (top and bottom 10%, to be exact).

The US ranks highest for the very richest, followed by Canada, Sweden, Australia and Switzerland (with Britain rocking up in 6th);  for the bottom 10%, Canada, Australia, Sweden, the US and Switzerland rock the top 5.

The data is beautifully laid out by The Economist, but the original OECD presentation allows you to map out your priorities and discover where you would love to live*.

And as you can see, Switzerland tops my list. Bit chilly though.

*Based on housing, income, jobs, community, education, environment, civic engagement, health, life satisfaction, safety and work-life balance.

Have your say

One thought on “Well-being – where’s best to live?

  1. Pingback: News by Design | How to decide what country to live in

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>