Quality of life around the world revealed and Britain doesn't even make the top 10, says new index

The index placed Saudi Arabia and Turkmenistan above the UK in terms of quality of life

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The UK has come 16th in a quality of life index of world nations.

The index placed Saudi Arabia and Turkmenistan above the UK in terms of quality of life, as the country placed 9th in Europe.

The data from Numbeo, the world’s largest database of user-generated content about cities and countries, was collated from online surveys, not official government reports.

The UK also ranked 20th in terms of the lowest pollution and 23rd in terms of healthcare.

Switzerland topped those countries participating in the index, topping the purchasing power index and the consumer price index categories. Meanwhile Japan was found to have the highest health care index.

Venezuela was found to have the worst quality of life, with Mongolia and Vietnam following.

The index is an estimation of overall quality of life based upon several criteria, of which the highest weight is given to pollution.

 

Numbeo say this is "on the grounds that if the environment is polluted too much, the economy or safety cannot fulfill it."

"We put the second highest importance to safety, since it is more important to feel safe rather than wealthy, in our opinion."

 

See the infographic below, courtesy of MoveHub

Living Costs World Map

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