UAE ranks 43 in best country to live in survey

19 Aug 2010

(MENAFN) Newsweek magazine said that the UAE ranked 43 in the overall index in first-ever Best Countries special issue, Emirates 24/7 reported.

Kuwait, however, ranks higher than UAE on the list coming in at number 40. Oman comes in at 60, Saudi Arabia at 64 and Egypt at 74. Finland tops the list, with Switzerland and Sweden at number 2 and 3.The USA is 11th and the UK is 14th.

Newsweek says that it set out to answer a simple and incredibly complex – if you were born today, which country would provide you the very best opportunity to live a healthy, safe, reasonably prosperous, and upwardly mobile life?

Newsweek chose five categories of national well-being – education, health, quality of life, economic competitiveness, and political environment – and compiled metrics within these categories across 100 nations.

A weighted formula yielded an overall list of the world?s top 100 countries.

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