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Old 05-06-2003, 08:26 PM   #46
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Klaus,

The United Nations Development Index produces an accurate comparitive lists of the standards of living between countries.

The latest index from July 2002 shows the United States to be 6th in the world in Standard of living. Germany is 17th in the world. Here is the current top 20:

1. Norway
2. Sweden
3. Canada
4. Belgium
5. Australia
6. United States
7. Iceland
8. Netherlands
9. Japan
10. Finland
11. Switzerland
12. France
13. United Kingdom
14. Denmark
15. Austria
16. Luxembourg
17. Germany
18. Ireland
19. New Zealand
20. Italy
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BTW, STING -
I apologise for my sarcastic comment about the spelling of the word "genius" - it was inappropriate in the context. Apologies.
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A thread about McCarthyism

now is about standard of living.

Well, it looks like we better start emulating the Canadians if we want to improve ourselves.
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I don't see any other eastern block contries on the list


Germany scored pretty high considering a large portion of Germany was an eastern block country. (East Germany) a few years ago.
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Old 05-07-2003, 07:48 PM   #50
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Here are the numbers 21 to 40 of the 2002 UN Development index.

21. Spain
22. Israel
23. Hong Kong
24. Greece
25. Singapore
26. Cyprus
27. South Korea
28. Portugal
29. Slovenia
30. Malta
31. Barbados
32. Brunei Darussalam
33. Czech Republic (former East Block)
34. Argentina
35. Hungary (former East Block)
36. Slovakia (former East Block)
37. Poland (former East Block)
38. Chile
39. Bahrain
40. Uruguay
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Well it's allways difficult to rank this stuff - some like the German standards of living because of the huge amount of time we have and we don't have to work, others have different priorities.

Anyway, an interesting ranking, can you give me more details how they ranked it Sting? (maybe a link)

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Old 05-08-2003, 02:27 AM   #52
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Klaus,

Sure, go to Google and type in: UN Human Development Report 2002. I have actually not read this latest one yet. Typically they take factors such as " per capita GDP adjusted for purchasing power parity", "average life expectancy", "education", to name a few. Its considered to be the most accurate measure to compare standard of living between countries out there.
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thanks sting! It is verry interesting to read, i guess i need a few days for it (2.something MB PDF )
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