Ireland Ranked Second In World For Quality Of Life

Ireland Ranked Second In World For Quality Of Life

IRELAND has beaten the UK and Spain and ranked second in the world for quality of life

According to an annual ranking conducted by the United Nations, Ireland has come almost top of the pile, second only to Norway and in joint position with Switzerland, as the best place to live in terms of longevity, income and access to education. According to Pedro Conceicao, lead author of the report, Ireland’s high ranking is primarily down to education.

“The Irish economy has almost doubled since 1990, but the biggest driver was actually education. That was the indicator that made relatively more progress since 1990,” Mr Conceição said.

The Emerald Isle pipped to the post the UK, who came in at number 13, while Spain is way down at number 25. As well as educational advantages, the report also showed that the average life expectancy in Ireland is 83.3 years.



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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.