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article imageWhere's the best place to be born 2013? Not UK, USA or Canada

By Lesley Lanir     Nov 29, 2012 in Lifestyle
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a sister company of The Economist, has for the first time measured which country will provide overall the best health, safety and prosperity conditions for the future. Switzerland comes out tops and Nigeria bottom.
The Economist magazine’s Intelligence Unit built their 'Where to be Born 2013' index by compiling the results of happiness, lifestyle and prospects of 80 countries worldwide based on the methodology of a Gallup survey taken in 2006.
The 2013 predictions are formed from 11 statistically significant indicators of varying stability, for example, geographic location, demographics, social and cultural characteristics, the state of the world economy and so forth.
From the compilation, the top 10 best places to be born in 2013 are:
1. Switzerland
2. Australia
3. Norway
4. Sweden
5. Denmark
6. Singapore
7. New Zealand
8. Netherlands
9. Canada
10. Hong Kong
Ireland comes in 12th place, USA 16th, Israel 20th and Britain in 27th place. Small northern European economies seem to be the most preferable places to start a future.
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