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  • Longreach747
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    Originally posted by airplanegeek
    all european countries...interesting
    last time i looked Australia was about as far away from Europe as you could get!

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  • Longreach747
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    Re: Ireland is named 'best country'

    Originally posted by babypurin
    Ireland is named 'best country'

    Dubliners have reason to be cheerful, the survey finds
    Ireland is the best place to live in the world, according to a "quality of life" assessment by Economist magazine.

    The country's combination of increasing wealth and traditional values gives it the conditions most likely to make its people happy, the survey found.

    Ireland was followed by Switzerland, Norway and Luxembourg. All but one of the top 10 were European countries.

    The USA languished in 13th, while Britain was 29th - the lowest of the pre-expansion EU nations.


    'TOP TEN COUNTRIES'
    1 Ireland
    2 Switzerland
    3 Norway
    4 Luxembourg
    5 Sweden
    6 Australia
    7 Iceland
    8 Italy
    9 Denmark
    10 Spain

    The survey was prepared for the Economist's "World in 2005" publication, with the remit: "Where will be the best place to live in 2005?"

    Researchers took into account not just income, but other factors considered important to people's satisfaction and well-being.

    They included health, freedom, unemployment, family life, climate, political stability and security, gender equality and family and community life.

    The Economist said: "Ireland wins because it successfully combines the most desirable elements of the new, such as low unemployment and political liberties, with the preservation of certain cosy elements of the old, such as stable family and community life."

    The magazine admits that measuring quality of life is not a straightforward thing to do, and that its findings will have their critics - "except, of course, in Ireland".
    here are the worlds most livable cities 2004, assessed by The Economist.

    1= Melbourne
    2= Vancouver
    3= Vienna
    4 Perth
    5 Geneva
    6= Adelaide
    6= Brisbane
    6= Copenhagen
    6= Montreal
    6= Oslo
    6= Sydney
    6= Zurich
    13= Helsinki
    13= Stockholm
    13= Toronto

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  • airplanegeek
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    all european countries...interesting

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  • matt1168
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    Iceland is always forgot about.

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  • ptbodale
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    Canada is high on the United Nations list (we were first a couple of years in row). This list is from a magazine that is printed in Britain and sold mainly in Europe.

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  • NWAirlinkCRJ@ERI
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    Originally posted by screaming_emu
    Originally posted by dave_333
    Jeez, What happened to Canada. I remember when we used to be in the top five all the time on that list.
    they finally realized 'damn its cold up here'


    Hey now!!! I like Canada!

    -Pete

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  • screaming_emu
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    Originally posted by dave_333
    Jeez, What happened to Canada. I remember when we used to be in the top five all the time on that list.
    they finally realized 'damn its cold up here'

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  • dave_333
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    Jeez, What happened to Canada. I remember when we used to be in the top five all the time on that list.

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  • kcmh
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    Originally posted by screaming_emu
    sweet, I wish I remembered more of dublin...damn guiness
    Dont worry you will grow out of that.................................

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  • screaming_emu
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    sweet, I wish I remembered more of dublin...damn guiness

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  • babypurin
    started a topic Ireland is named 'best country'

    Ireland is named 'best country'

    Ireland is named 'best country'

    Dubliners have reason to be cheerful, the survey finds
    Ireland is the best place to live in the world, according to a "quality of life" assessment by Economist magazine.

    The country's combination of increasing wealth and traditional values gives it the conditions most likely to make its people happy, the survey found.

    Ireland was followed by Switzerland, Norway and Luxembourg. All but one of the top 10 were European countries.

    The USA languished in 13th, while Britain was 29th - the lowest of the pre-expansion EU nations.


    'TOP TEN COUNTRIES'
    1 Ireland
    2 Switzerland
    3 Norway
    4 Luxembourg
    5 Sweden
    6 Australia
    7 Iceland
    8 Italy
    9 Denmark
    10 Spain

    The survey was prepared for the Economist's "World in 2005" publication, with the remit: "Where will be the best place to live in 2005?"

    Researchers took into account not just income, but other factors considered important to people's satisfaction and well-being.

    They included health, freedom, unemployment, family life, climate, political stability and security, gender equality and family and community life.

    The Economist said: "Ireland wins because it successfully combines the most desirable elements of the new, such as low unemployment and political liberties, with the preservation of certain cosy elements of the old, such as stable family and community life."

    The magazine admits that measuring quality of life is not a straightforward thing to do, and that its findings will have their critics - "except, of course, in Ireland".
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