Every year, the United Nations releases their Human Development Report, which is based on Human Development Index (HDI) and it basically measures well-being in all the countries worldwide. Human Development Index takes into account factors such as life expectancy, education, literacy, and standard and quality of living to calculate whether a country is developed, developing or underdeveloped.
According to the latest Report, released on December 14, 2015, these 20 countries are best for life.
Down by three places this year, Japan is still very high on the list of the countries best for living. Excellent employment and education figures along with almost impeccable personal safety, puts Japan this high on the list. In Japan 72% of people between 15 and 64 have a paid job. When it comes to education, it is very highly valued in Japan.
Japanese children are some of the most intelligent and well-performing students in the world which is proved by their PISA test results which are much higher than the world average. Crime levels are almost non-existent and people generally feel very safe in their country. And it’s a well-known fact that Japanese boast of longevity, and indeed, their life expectancy is 83 years. All of this said, the Japanese still rate their life satisfaction at 5.9, which is lower than the average of Better Life Index.