Australia received the highest score on the “better life index” calculated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
RIA News reports that in OECD’s ranking of countries life expectancy, income, security, and unemployment are taken into account. All these components form the quality of human life, from how much he/she earns and with what level of social protection he/she is provided to what products and basic commodities he/she can purchase.
In Australia, life expectancy is 82 years, 72% of people aged 15-64 work, and the unemployment rate (compared with other countries) has reached below 5%. In addition, Australia is the only country in the Group of Ten, for which the consequences of the 2008-2009 crisis turned out not so important – the country managed to avoid recession. Analysts suggest that the “green continent” will become one of the first developed countries, which will be able to recover from the global financial crisis next year.