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Australia Second-Best Place To Be Born In 2013

You don’t get any say in where you’re born, but quality of life varies dramatically depending on the social and economic stability of your country of birth. A ranking by the Economist suggests that Australia is the second-best place to be born in 2013, topped only by Switzerland.

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The Economist assigned an aggregate score out of 10 based on both economic measures and life satisfaction surveys, summarising 11 indicators in total. Nigeria bottomed out the rankings with a score of 4.74. These are the top 10 countries; hit the link for the full listing.

  1. Switzerland (8.22)
  2. Australia (8.12)
  3. Norway (8.09)
  4. Sweden (8.02)
  5. Denmark (8.01)
  6. Singapore (8.00)
  7. New Zealand (7.95)
  8. Netherlands (7.94)
  9. Canada (7.31)
  10. Hong Kong (7.80)

Birth right [The Economist]


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