Spain beats UK in Human Development Index Favourite This topic contains 7 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by Anonymous 7 years, 6 months ago. Author Posts December 17, 2009 at 10:32 am #55346 AnonymousParticipant So Spain is a better place to live, it would seem: UN Human Development Index Ranking 2009 But then again, we all knew that. December 17, 2009 at 11:35 am #95692 angieSpectator Not sure what all that means in effect, nor who compiled it, but amazing the countries that beat Spain too. I wonder how the various crime figures stack up if there’s such an index 😉 December 17, 2009 at 12:00 pm #95694 AnonymousParticipant it obviously doesn’t take regulation or justice in to account!! December 17, 2009 at 3:39 pm #95696 Fuengi (Andrew)Participant HDI looks at literacy rates, income, life expectancy, etc…. the one area I saw (quick glance) where the UK betters Spain is in GDP per capita December 17, 2009 at 3:49 pm #95697 AnonymousParticipant Guess the HDI reflects fairly essential components for ones well – being Fuengi. Suspect that we shouldn’t be surprised about the Spanish GDP figures being better than ours. December 17, 2009 at 4:59 pm #95698 katySpectator One study a few years ago rated the Torrevieja area for the best quality of life in Europe 😆 Obviously all based on stats, they couldn’t have visited the place 🙄 December 18, 2009 at 2:01 pm #95719 PaulParticipant 😆 I had to laugh when reading the post on Torrevieja, yes it’s right, it’s an awful mass build urbanisation of sinilar properties. I think the W.H.O. rate it (C. Blanca), as being healthy to live in for sun and air quality, too bad the properties are not worth much anymore. December 21, 2009 at 11:22 am #95754 AnonymousParticipant It’s an interesting index that has standard of living as one of its three main determinants and then puts Ireland and Iceland in its top 5 for 2009. Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.