UN report reveals Ireland has third highest quality of life in the world 6 months ago

UN report reveals Ireland has third highest quality of life in the world

Neither the UK nor the USA cracked the top ten.

The United Nations have released their 2019 Human Development Index Ranking, and Ireland have placed third in the ranking, behind only Norway in 1st place, and Switzerland in 3rd.

According to the findings, the average life expectancy in Ireland is 82.1 years, with the highest in the world found to be in Hong Kong, where the average life expectancy is 84.7 years.

The expected average of years spent in education in Ireland is 18.8 years, with Australia coming out on top, with 22.1 years.

Meanwhile, the average income per person (in US$) in Ireland is 55,660, with Liechtenstein on top here, with 99,732 per person.

The full top ten, in order, for the human development index ranking, is as follows:

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

Just outside of the top ten, you will find both the United Kingdom and the United States, in joint 15th.

The full index ranking can be found here.