Quality of Life

Quality of Life

In 2015, the United Nations Human Development Report ranked Australia #2 in the world for quality of life.

This high standard of living enjoyed by most Aussies (National Bank Australia survey, February 2016) is indicated by a variety of different measures.

According to the 2015 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Better Life Index, “Australia performs very well in many measures of well-being relative to most other countries in the Better Life Index.”

The 2015 OECD Better Life Index ranked Australia “at the top in civic engagement and above the average” (for the advanced OECD countries) in education and skills, environmental quality, health status, housing, jobs and earnings, personal security, social connections, and subjective well-being.

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has ranked several Australian cities among the “Most Livable Cities” in the world for the past several years in a row, with Melbourne rated #1, Adelaide #5, Perth #7, Sydney #11 and Brisbane #16 in its 2016 evaluation of 140 cities around the globe. Melbourne has enjoyed the honor of being ranked by the EIU as the #1 most livable city in the world for the past six years in a row (2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010)!

Furthermore, a global survey released in July 2016 by Numbeo.com found that Canberra, the national capital of Australia, is ranked #1 in the world for its high-quality of life.

With peace and safety, free basic healthcare, long lifespan, widespread prosperity, excellent education system, laidback lifestyle, incredible cities and spectacular scenery, it is not surprising that the 2017 United Nations World Happiness Report listed Australia as the 9th happiest country on Earth!

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