Using metrics such as average income, life expectancy, and education levels, the United Nations has ranked the world’s nations in a list from best to worst places to live. Topping that list is Norway.
The GDP per capita in Norway is about $95,000, but a lot of that might have to do with the fact that it is home to several multi-national banking centers and has an overall population of just 4.6 million. By contrast, the U.S.’s is about $45,800.
Despite all this (supposed) awesomeness in Norway, though, they tend to be a bit whiny. In fact, that is the exact word the Aid Minister of Norway used to describe them. Following the announcement that they’d won “best place in the world to live,” he had this to say, “”There are unsolved problems in Norway, but let us battle this culture of whining, and look at the future with optimism.”
He then offered the population of Norway a lolli if they could just stay in their rooms for an hour while he watched his stories. The remainder of the top 20 list is as follows:
13. United States
20. New Zealand
We ran our own study. Norway wins because of Rebecca Tysnes. End of competition.