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Old 10-05-2009, 06:32 PM   #1
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New global rankings for standard of living

This is the new 2009 Human Development report with the latest Human Development index ranking the standard of living of countries around the world based on the latest available data from 2007.

The United States falls back one to #13 from its position on the 2006 index. Several countries are included for the first time like Liechtenstein #19,
Andorra #28, and Afghanistan at #181.

Iraq is still not included in this years list because estimates for GDP and GDP per capita were not caculated. But, there was enough data to come up with Iraq's Life Expectancy index, and Iraq's Education index. Using the CIA's GDP per capita adjusted for Purchasing Power Parity for Iraq, combined with the other two index's, it appears Iraq's current standard of living is similar to that of Morocco which is at #130, and ahead of India(#134) and Pakistan(#141).

Iraq:
Life Expectancy Index: 0.695
Education Index: 0.714
GDP Per Capita: $3,700 (CIA Estimate)

Morocco:
Life Expectancy Index: 0.767
Education Index: 0.574
GDP Per Capita: $4,108

India:
Life Expectancy Index: 0.639
Education Index: 0.643
GDP Per Capita: $2,753




Human development index 2007 and its components
Human development index value

HDI Rank Country 2007
1 Norway 0.971
2 Australia 0.970
3 Iceland 0.969
4 Canada 0.966
5 Ireland 0.965
6 Netherlands 0.964
7 Sweden 0.963
8 France 0.961
9 Switzerland 0.960
10 Japan 0.960
11 Luxembourg 0.960
12 Finland 0.959
13 United States 0.956
14 Austria 0.955
15 Spain 0.955
16 Denmark 0.955
17 Belgium 0.953
18 Italy 0.951
19 Liechtenstein 0.951
20 New Zealand 0.950
21 United Kingdom 0.947
22 Germany 0.947
23 Singapore 0.944
24 Hong Kong, China (SAR) 0.944
25 Greece 0.942
26 Korea (Republic of) 0.937
27 Israel 0.935
28 Andorra 0.934
29 Slovenia 0.929
30 Brunei Darussalam 0.920
31 Kuwait 0.916
32 Cyprus 0.914
33 Qatar 0.910
34 Portugal 0.909
35 United Arab Emirates 0.903
36 Czech Republic 0.903
37 Barbados 0.903
38 Malta 0.902
39 Bahrain 0.895
40 Estonia 0.883
41 Poland 0.880
42 Slovakia 0.880
43 Hungary 0.879
44 Chile 0.878
45 Croatia 0.871
46 Lithuania 0.870
47 Antigua and Barbuda 0.868
48 Latvia 0.866
49 Argentina 0.866
50 Uruguay 0.865
51 Cuba 0.863
52 Bahamas 0.856
53 Mexico 0.854
54 Costa Rica 0.854
55 Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 0.847
56 Oman 0.846
57 Seychelles 0.845
58 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 0.844
59 Saudi Arabia 0.843
60 Panama 0.840
61 Bulgaria 0.840
62 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.838
63 Romania 0.837
64 Trinidad and Tobago 0.837
65 Montenegro 0.834
66 Malaysia 0.829
67 Serbia 0.826
68 Belarus 0.826
69 Saint Lucia 0.821
70 Albania 0.818
71 Russian Federation 0.817
72 Macedonia (the Former Yugoslav Rep. of) 0.817
73 Dominica 0.814
74 Grenada 0.813
75 Brazil 0.813
76 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.812
77 Colombia 0.807
78 Peru 0.806
79 Turkey 0.806
80 Ecuador 0.806
81 Mauritius 0.804
82 Kazakhstan 0.804
83 Lebanon 0.803
84 Armenia 0.798
85 Ukraine 0.796
86 Azerbaijan 0.787
87 Thailand 0.783
88 Iran (Islamic Republic of) 0.782
89 Georgia 0.778
90 Dominican Republic 0.777
91 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.772
92 China 0.772
93 Belize 0.772
94 Samoa 0.771
95 Maldives 0.771
96 Jordan 0.770
97 Suriname 0.769
98 Tunisia 0.769
99 Tonga 0.768
100 Jamaica 0.766
101 Paraguay 0.761
102 Sri Lanka 0.759
103 Gabon 0.755
104 Algeria 0.754
105 Philippines 0.751
106 El Salvador 0.747
107 Syrian Arab Republic 0.742
108 Fiji 0.741
109 Turkmenistan 0.739
110 Occupied Palestinian Territories 0.737
111 Indonesia 0.734
112 Honduras 0.732
113 Bolivia 0.729
114 Guyana 0.729
115 Mongolia 0.727
116 Viet Nam 0.725
117 Moldova 0.720
118 Equatorial Guinea 0.719
119 Uzbekistan 0.710
120 Kyrgyzstan 0.710
121 Cape Verde 0.708
122 Guatemala 0.704
123 Egypt 0.703
124 Nicaragua 0.699
125 Botswana 0.694
126 Vanuatu 0.693
127 Tajikistan 0.688
128 Namibia 0.686
129 South Africa 0.683
130 Morocco 0.654
131 Sao Tome and Principe 0.651
132 Bhutan 0.619
133 Lao People's Democratic Republic 0.619
134 India 0.612
135 Solomon Islands 0.610
136 Congo 0.601
137 Cambodia 0.593
138 Myanmar 0.586
139 Comoros 0.576
140 Yemen 0.575
141 Pakistan 0.572
142 Swaziland 0.572
143 Angola 0.564
144 Nepal 0.553
145 Madagascar 0.543
146 Bangladesh 0.543
147 Kenya 0.541
148 Papua New Guinea 0.541
149 Haiti 0.532
150 Sudan 0.531
151 Tanzania (United Republic of) 0.530
152 Ghana 0.526
153 Cameroon 0.523
154 Mauritania 0.520
155 Djibouti 0.520
156 Lesotho 0.514
157 Uganda 0.514
158 Nigeria 0.511
159 Togo 0.499
160 Malawi 0.493
161 Benin 0.492
162 Timor-Leste 0.489
163 Côte d'Ivoire 0.484
164 Zambia 0.481
165 Eritrea 0.472
166 Senegal 0.464
167 Rwanda 0.460
168 Gambia 0.456
169 Liberia 0.442
170 Guinea 0.435
171 Ethiopia 0.414
172 Mozambique 0.402
173 Guinea-Bissau 0.396
174 Burundi 0.394
175 Chad 0.392
176 Congo (Democratic Republic of the) 0.389
177 Burkina Faso 0.389
178 Mali 0.371
179 Central African Republic 0.369
180 Sierra Leone 0.365
181 Afghanistan 0.352
182 Niger 0.340

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Old 10-05-2009, 06:46 PM   #2
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Of course depending on what you think is important every individual would rate the countries differently.
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Of course depending on what you think is important every individual would rate the countries differently.
The index ranks the countries by combining known data for health, education and wealth and is the most widely used and accepted ranking for standard of living.
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health, education and wealth and is the most widely used and accepted ranking for standard of living.
Fat, stupid and rich = Lucky 13.
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Fat, stupid and rich = Lucky 13.
Well, lets break it down into those three different area's to see where the United States ranks:

EDUCATION:
1. Australia 0.993
2. New Zealand 0.993
3. Denmark 0.993
4. Finland 0.993
5. Cuba 0.993
6. Canada 0.991
7. Norway 0.989
8. Korea (Republic of) 0.988
9. Ireland 0.985
10. Netherlands 0.985
11. Greece 0.981
12. Iceland 0.980
13. France 0.978
14. Luxembourg 0.975
15. Spain 0.975
16. Barbados 0.975
17. Sweden 0.974
18. Belgium 0.974
19. Slovenia 0.969
20. United States 0.968
21. Lithuania 0.968



HEALTH:
1. Japan 0.961
2. Monaco 0.948
3. Iceland 0.946
4. Switzerland 0.945
5. Australia 0.940
6. San Marino 0.940
7. Italy 0.935
8. France 0.933
9. Sweden 0.930
10. Spain 0.929
11. Israel 0.928
12. Canada 0.927
13. Norway 0.925
14. Andorra 0.925
15. Singapore 0.920
16. New Zealand 0.919
17. Austria 0.915
18. Netherlands 0.914
19. Germany 0.913
20. Ireland 0.911
21. Cyprus 0.910
22. Malta 0.910
23. Finland 0.908
24. Belgium 0.908
25. Luxembourg 0.906
26. United Kingdom 0.906
27. Nauru 0.906
28. Korea (Republic of) 0.904
29. Liechtenstein 0.903
30. United States 0.902
31. Greece 0.902


WEALTH:
1 Norway 1.000 53,433
9 Switzerland 1.000 40,658
5 Ireland 1.000 44,613
11 Luxembourg 1.000 79,485
13 United States 1.000 45,592
19 Liechtenstein 1.000 85,382
23 Singapore 1.000 49,704
28 Andorra 1.000 41,235
30 Brunei Darussalam 1.000 50,200
31 Kuwait 1.000 47,812
33 Qatar 1.000 74,882
35 United Arab Emirates 1.000 54,626
6 Netherlands 0.994 38,694
14 Austria 0.989 37,370
7 Sweden 0.986 36,712
16 Denmark 0.983 36,130
4 Canada 0.982 35,812
3 Iceland 0.981 35,742
21 United Kingdom 0.978 35,130
2 Australia 0.977 34,923
17 Belgium 0.977 34,935
12 Finland 0.975 34,526
22 Germany 0.975 34,401
8 France 0.971
10 Japan 0.971
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WEALTH: (GDP Per capita adjusted for Purchasing Power Parity)
1. Liechtenstein 85,382
2. Luxembourg 79,485
3. Qatar 74,882
4. United Arab Emirates 54,626
5. Norway 53,433
6. Brunei Darussalam 50,200
7. Singapore 49,704
8. Kuwait 47,812
9. United States 45,592
10. Ireland 44,613
11. Andorra 41,235
12. Switzerland 40,658
13. Netherlands 38,694
14. Austria 37,370
15. Sweden 36,712
16. Denmark 36,130
17. Canada 35,812
18. Iceland 35,742
19. United Kingdom 35,130
20. Belgium 34,935
21. Australia 34,923
22. Finland 34,526
23. Germany 34,401
24. France 33,674
25. Japan 33,632


So, the United States is 30th in Health, 20th in Education, and 9th in wealth. I don't think that ranking 20th in Education means the country is "stupid", and despite overweight rates in the USA, 30th in health is good relative to the rest of the world as well.
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20, 30 and 9, truly that is American exceptionalism.

At least ya'all have all that freedom that we don't.
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But, but, but we have the greatest healthcare system on the planet. It's the greatest country god has made. Why all this liberal American hating propaganda?

I really hope Hannity clears this up.
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20, 30 and 9, truly that is American exceptionalism.

At least ya'all have all that freedom that we don't.

well, our ranking in total prison population AND percentage of population in prison are both #1 in the world.
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4 Canada 0.966
That's right baby, #4!!!

In yo face Sao Tome and Principe!
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20, 30 and 9, truly that is American exceptionalism.

At least ya'all have all that freedom that we don't.
Hey, look at Japan.

Japan

Health: 1st

Education: 29th

Wealth: 25th


Result: #10 on the overall list.
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Yeah, that oughtta shut all those Japanese exceptionalists around here up.
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