The Organization for Economic Cooperation recently ranked 34 countries to see which ones had the best quality of life. They looked at parameters of well-being, like work-life balance, financial wealth, and access to education to determine the top countries — here are the top 8.
#8 – The Netherlands
OECD found The Netherlands has one of the highest literacy rates in the world.
#7 – Sweden
People in Sweden are highly engaged in politics – 86% voted in the last parliament election.
#6 – Canada
Canada ranks high in housing standards, with the average home containing 2.5 rooms per person.
#5 – United States
The average US household has $41.355 in disposable income a year (nearly twice the average of other countries in the study).
#4 – Australia
Australians feel a strong sense of community – 92% report they have someone they can rely on.
#3 – Switzerland
The unemployment rate in Switzerland is 3.5%, one of the lowest in the world.
#2 – Iceland
Iceland has some of the cleanest tap water in the world.
#1 – Norway
A majority of people there have paid jobs, a high level of education, and live an average of 82 years.
Source: Organization of Economic Cooperation