Well done, Australia!
The second best country in the world for its quality of life according to the 2015 UN Human Development report. Pipped to the first place post by Norway, again, their 12th year in a row at the top spot – those cheeky Vikings.
The data crunched of 188 countries looked at life expectancy at birth, average years of schooling and gross national income and gave us the solid score of 0.935 out of one. Australians can expect to live to 82.5 years of age, go to school for 13 years and earn an average a gross income of $58,618 a year. However, the report highlighted our significant pay inequality with Australian men earning $23,893 more than Australian women a year.
There are few surprises which countries make it into the top 10. It’s a list of lucky countries and it’s worth reminding ourselves, especially at this time of year, we are blessed to call Australia home.