ARG ranks 49 in Human Development Index

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According to the Human Development Index (HDI) published today by the UN, Norway is the country where people lives better, Argentina is ranked No. 49 and fell two positions.

The annual Human Development Index, unveiled in Bangkok by the United Nations Development Program, takes into account life expectancy, literacy, school enrollment and per capita gross domestic product in 182 countries.

Here the 22 top global and Latin American countries classification with the respective HDI:

1 – Norway 0.971
2 – Australia 0.970
3 – Iceland 0.969
4 – Canada 0.966
5 – Ireland 0.965
6 – Netherlands 0.964
7 – Sweden 0.963
8 – France 0.961
9 – Switzerland 0.960
10 – Japan 0.960


11 – Luxembourg 0.960
12 – Finland 0.959
13 – USA 0.956
14 – Austria 0.955
15 – Spain 0955
16 – Denmark 0.955
17 – Belgium 0.953
18 – Italy 0.951
19 – Liechtenstein 0.951
20 – New Zealand 0.950
21 – United Kingdom 0.947
22 – Germany 0.947
44 – Chile 0.878
49 – Argentina 0.866


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Mano Negra

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Don't think this has much to do with the quality of life of relatively rich westerners living in Argentina. In fact our quality of life is so good because labour is cheap amongst other things.

This does not make me want to run off to Norway!!!
 

perry

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These surveys are useless as they judge peoples lives by solely materialism . Norway is a case of point with the worlds highest standard of living by GDP terms and also one of the worlds highest suicide rates. If people standards of life were based on material benefit only this would be the opposite.

Argentina and Brazil have very low suicide rates and why is this? Its because that people are actually more happier here and have time to enjoy their lives .
 

iStar

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Miles Lewis said:
Don't think this has much to do with the quality of life of relatively rich westerners living in Argentina. In fact our quality of life is so good because labour is cheap amongst other things.

This does not make me want to run off to Norway!!!
So your quality of life is so good because of cheap labour?

How about the quality of life of these people who are not earning enough to feed their families?

This is why articles like this are important to remind countries like ARG that they can do better.
 

orwellian

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It's no coincidence that the northern West European countries are rich (as in materialistic wealth), and the Southern ones are poor.
When it's cold, it just makes a lot more sense to work because otherwise you freeze your ass off.
 

fifilafiloche

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And since Northerners don t know anything about home entertainment (Internet and Television), they have no choice but to be productive. And of course they only heat offices there since home heating is so eco unfriendly :rolleyes:
 

orwellian

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fifilafiloche said:
And since Northerners don t know anything about home entertainment (Internet and Television), they have no choice but to be productive. And of course they have no heating there since it s mostly eco unfriendly :rolleyes:
The whole rich and poor culture thing started way before the TV or Internet was thought of.
 
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