According to the United Nations Human Development Index, UK is the 28th-best country in the world. It has been overtaken by Czech Republic and Singapore since last year’s index, being dropped two numbers in the list. Debt-ridden Greece came in at 29th place, just behind us in the table. The index appraised 187 countries on three fields of human development, such as the standard of living based on people’s average income, education and life expectancy.
Norway On The Top
Norway was on the top of the list, with its ninth top placement in 11 years, followed by Australia, the Netherlands, US and New Zealand. Norwegians have a life expectancy of 80.4 years, average 12-years schooling and growth national income of £21,776 per person. The last place was occupied by the Democratic Republic of Congo struggling after more than a decade of war.
Not Enough Reforms
Britain was among a group described as having “high human development”. Britons can now expect to live for 80.2 years – an increase from 79.8 in 2010. However, we earn less than Norwegians, applying for payday loans more frequently and have an average 9.3 years schooling. Taking into consideration differences in the index used for this year’s table, our rank remained unchanged, researchers said. Britain was praised for its inequality status, though there were not enough reforms to assist boost the country’s standing, as the report suggest.
Affairs were also raised about wealth’s distribution on a worldwide scale, while gaps in education and health had narrowed.