Australian life second best in the world

Australia is the second-best country in the world for quality of life, according to a new UN report.

Norway took out the top spot, with Switzerland coming in third place in the 2015 report.

Australia’s “Human Development Index” (HDI) was measured at 0.935 out of a maximum score of one.


The UN assessed education rates, women in the paid workforce, global contribution to trade and our ability to adapt to the digital revolution to come up with the score.

Over 188 were assessed. Here are the top 10:

1. Norway
2. Australia
3. Switzerland
4. Denmark
5. Netherlands
=6. Germany
=6. Ireland
8. United States
=9. Canada
=9. New Zealand