Spain beats UK in Human Development Index

This topic contains 7 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by  Anonymous 7 years, 11 months ago.

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  • #55346

    Anonymous
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    So Spain is a better place to live, it would seem:
    UN Human Development Index Ranking 2009

    But then again, we all knew that.

  • #95692

    angie
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    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 😉

  • #95694

    Anonymous
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    it obviously doesn’t take regulation or justice in to account!!

  • #95696

    Fuengi (Andrew)
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    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

  • #95697

    Anonymous
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    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.

  • #95698

    katy
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    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 🙄

  • #95719

    Paul
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    😆 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.

  • #95754

    Anonymous
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    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.

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