Norwegians have the best quality of life in the world, followed by Swiss and Irish, say UN rankings
Norwegians have the best quality of life in the world, followed by the Swiss and Irish, with the UK and US becoming the 15th and 16th, according to the UN.
The annual ranking of the Human Development Index is calculated using three categories: health, education and income.
The highest life expectancy at birth was 85 years old in Hong Kong, the semi-autonomous city finishing fifth on the list while China was on the 85th.
Australia took the top position for the expected years of education, with 22 years, but finished sixth overall. Germany had the highest average school year, 14 years, and finished fourth overall.
Norway has a life expectancy of 82 years, excellent education figures and a gross national income per capita of £ 51,700 (photo: Oslo City Hall by Aker Brygge Marina)
Ireland has a life expectancy at birth of 82 years old and a gross national income per capita of £ 42,300 (photo: the port of Cobh, County Cork)
The wealth category was Qatar, with a gross national income of £ 83,600 per capita.
In the UK, life expectancy at birth is 81 years old, the expected school years for children is 17, the average school years for adults is 13 and the gross income per head is £ 30,000.
In the US, life expectancy was slightly lower at 79, expected school years, 16, average school years, 13 and gross income beat the UK with a clear margin of £ 42,600 per capita.
But the report showed that British and Americans often underestimate inequality.
A survey among US citizens revealed that people believed that the top 20 percent earned 59 percent of total wealth, but the actual figure is actually 84 percent.
At the bottom, the Central African Republic had the lowest life expectancy at birth at the age of 53.
Expected years of training was only five years in South Sudan, and the average years of training in Burkina Faso was just shy of two years.
The gross national income per capita was the lowest in Burundi, with an average of only £ 500.
Switzerland has a life expectancy of 84 years old and a gross national income per capita of £ 45,100 (photo: center of Basel)
Health is assessed on the basis of life expectancy at birth, education is measured on the basis of the average number of school years for adults and the expected number of school years for school-going children.
Finally, living standards are measured on the basis of gross national income per capita.
This year's report said that protest movements around the world were fueled by growing inequality, despite the great advances in poverty, illness and hunger.
This year's report said protest movements around the world were fueled by growing inequality, despite the great progress in poverty, disease and hunger (photo: activists of the extinction uprising movement organize a gathering in solidarity with the indigenous population from Amazon outside the IFEMA convention and Exhibition Center, where the COP25 UN climate conference is being held, in Madrid on Monday)
A demonstrator wearing a Guy Fawkes mask waving a flag during a human rights day march organized by the Civil Human Right Front in Hong Kong, China on Sunday
It claims that gaps are opening around education, technology and climate change, in a & # 39; seismic shift & # 39; that a & # 39; new major divergence & # 39; into society that has not been seen since the industrial revolution.
& # 39; Various triggers take people to the streets – the cost of a train ticket, the price of gas, demands for political freedoms, the pursuit of justice and justice. & # 39; Achim Steiner, a report manager, said.
The report states that what used to be luxury, such as fast internet and university education, becomes essential for success, which further drives a wedge between the poorest and the richest in society.
Ranking list human development 2019
5. Hong Kong
10. The Netherlands
14. New Zealand
15. United Kingdom
16. United States
36. Saudi Arabia
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