These 10 Countries Have The Highest Quality Of Life

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If you’re searching for the country where residents tend to have the happiest lives, head down under to Australia, where people earn only $26,000 a year, but live to be 82 years old, according to the OECD’s newest Better Life Index.Norway and the United States are close behind.

Factors included: income, housing, jobs, community, education, environment, civic engagement, health, life satisfaction, safety, and work-life balance.

We looked at the countries with the highest overall scores, and highlighted a few of the criteria on the following slides.

#10 Luxembourg

Income: 8.1

Life satisfaction: 7.4

Work-life balance: 7.5

Source: OECD

Factors are rated on a 10-point scale

#9 New Zealand

Income: 2.8

Life satisfaction: 7.9

Work-life balance: 6.4

Source: OECD

Factors are rated on a 10-point scale

#8 Netherlands

Income: 5.9

Life satisfaction: 9

Work-life balance: 8.7

Source: OECD

Factors are rated on a 10-point scale

#7 Switzerland

Income: 7.9

Life satisfaction: 9

Work-life balance: 7.6

Source: OECD

Factors are rated on a 10-point scale

#6 Canada

Income: 6.1

Life satisfaction: 8.7

Work-life balance: 6.5

Source: OECD

Factors are rated on a 10-point scale

#5 Denmark

Income: 4

Life satisfaction: 10

Work-life balance: 9.7

Source: OECD

Factors are rated on a 10-point scale

#4 Sweden

Income: 4.9

Life satisfaction: 8.3

Work-life balance: 8.2

Source: OECD

Factors are rated on a 10-point scale

#3 United States

Income: 10

Life satisfaction: 7.6

Work-life balance: 5.7

Source: OECD

Factors are rated on a 10-point scale

#2 Norway

Income: 3.9

Life satisfaction: 9.2

Work-life balance: 8.8

Source: OECD

Factors are rated on a 10-point scale

#1 Australia

Income: 4.5

Life satisfaction: 8.6

Work-life balance: 5.6

Source: OECD

Factors are rated on a 10-point scale

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