UNITED NATIONS RATED BEST & WORST COUNTRIES TO LIVE
The United Nations releases yearly statistical reports called the Human Development Index. This index includes 182 countries and is used as a broad view of a countries development, changes can be monitored when statistics are compared from year to year.
These indexes look at three areas of human development, the first being life expectancy, then adult literacy and overall educational enrolment and also the standard of living(which includes: income, parity and purchasing power).
The index does not include statistics based on gender, human rights or political freedom. The index is meant as a broad view of human progress and the relationship between income and quality of life.
These statistics are for the year 2007 and were published in 2009 in the Human Development Index put out by the United Nations.
13. UNITED STATES
1. NIGER (Western Africa)
3. SIERRA LEONE (Western Africa)
4. CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
5. MALI (Western Africa)
6. BURKINA FASO (Western Africa)
7. DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO (Central Africa)
8. CHAD (Central Africa)
9. BURUNDI (Eastern Africa)
10. GUINEA-BISSAU (Western Africa)
11. MOZAMBIQUE (Southeastern Africa)
12. ETHIOPIA (Horn of Africa)
13. GUINEA (Western Africa)
14. LIBERIA (West Coast of Africa)
15. GAMBIA (Western Africa)