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Ireland has the second highest quality of life in the world

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Ireland has been ranked second in the world for quality of life, according to a new study by the United Nations has revealed.


According to the study, Ireland is ranked second only to Norway in the annual ranking of 189 countries, which are measured in regard to average longevity, education and income.

Ireland has a life expectancy at birth of 82.3 years, joint 15th in the world with Hong Kong's life expectancy the highest in the world at 84.9 years.

Belgium is first in the world for years of expected schooling at 19.8 years while Ireland ranks eighth on the list at 19.7 years.

Liechtenstein is the first in terms of wealth with a gross national income of $131,032, while Ireland ranks at fifth on the list.

Ireland has shown significant growth in the quality of life index in recent years, rising from fourth place in 2018 to third in 2019, while between 2012 and 2017, it jumped 13 places.

The full report can be read here.

Planetary pressured-adjusted United Nations Human Development Index (2020)

  1. Norway
  2. Ireland
  3. Switzerland
  4. Hong Kong
  5. Iceland
  6. Germany
  7. Sweden
  8. Australia
  9. Netherlands
  10. Denmark