Putting it in perspective

The OECD’s Regional Well-Being report has been released and the results may surprise you.

Putting it in perspective

Earlier in October, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced that Canberra is the best city in the world.

Assessed across the seven areas of Health, Safety, Access to Services, Civil Engagement, Jobs, Environment and Income, Australia also came first overall ahead of the 33 other countries measured.

The official website for the OECD’s Regional Well-Being report has a very cool interactive map which lets you see how people are living in different regions of the world. It also shows which other places in the world enjoy a similar level of well being to your own home town.

Check it out at OECD Regional Well-Being

What do you think? Do these results surprise you? Would you consider living in any of the other countries with similar well being to your home?





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    particolor
    27th Oct 2014
    12:11pm
    Its been 2 Hours now ?? And nobody has considered moving Yet !! There must be a Stay At Home Policy going on !! Safer Here ??
    fish head
    27th Oct 2014
    2:20pm
    Canberra ? Was climate in the mix?
    particolor
    29th Oct 2014
    2:24pm
    NO !! They couldn't find any !!

    27th Oct 2014
    3:42pm
    Canberra his full of overpaid and underworked public servants
    Both husband and wife on cushy taxpayer funded jobs.

    When is Tony going to take an chainsaw to the public service?

    Our government is much to big for a country of only 23 million
    Adrianus
    29th Oct 2014
    7:46pm
    Yes Solomon, far too big. There are 1600 people employed to spy on what we are posting on here alone.
    unicorn
    27th Oct 2014
    4:18pm
    aLL ANY OF HEM THINK OF IS HOW MANY TRIPS OVERSAS THEY CAN GET and how much they can get Out of aNYTHING WHILE THEY'RE STILL IN cANBERRA Shouting not meant B Capslock key!
    Adrianus
    29th Oct 2014
    8:41am
    Well they certainly do surprise me SJ, because it was just 2 weeks ago that Australia was struggling to get anywhere near the top of ACOSS lists.
    Only 2 weeks ago Australia had 2.5 million people living below the poverty line, needing welfare to be increased substantially as a matter of urgency.

    I will say though that it doesn't surprise me that Leon's article garnered 280 comments in no time flat while this article has so far managed only 4.
    That's not a reflection on anything other than the subject. YLC members just don't enjoy being told we are winners at anything I guess.
    Adrianus
    29th Oct 2014
    2:10pm
    A remarkable turn around in just 2 weeks. Gosh, I do think Australia could be capable of anything now!!!
    particolor
    29th Oct 2014
    2:25pm
    Good to see Rubbery Figures back ! I miss that show !!
    Kato
    29th Oct 2014
    7:02pm
    http://www.partyforfreedom.com.au/2014/10/28/south-africas-white-genocide-why-is-the-world-silent/


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