Fourth Most Desirable

canadaThe United Nations has published its human development index which ranks its 175 members plus Hong Kong and the Palestinian territories. Canada is listed as the fourth most desirable country to live in.

We used to dominate this list, finishing first nine times between 1990 and 2000. Here's the new top ten.

  1. Iceland
  2. Norway
  3. Australia
  4. Canada
  5. Ireland
  6. Sweden
  7. Switzerland
  8. Japan
  9. Netherlands
  10. France

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The Toronto Traveler

What's changed in Iceland to move it up to high?

November 28, 2007 @ 3:23 AM

Just Todd

Bjork moved to Canada?

November 28, 2007 @ 8:38 AM

Toronto Mike

It makes sense when you think about it. If I offered you a can of Coke, or a glass of Coke with ice, which would you prefer?

Ice makes everything better. It even helps my IT band. A land of ice would be utopia!

November 28, 2007 @ 8:48 AM

james edgar

As long as we're above the damm Swiss it's OK.

November 28, 2007 @ 9:11 AM


United States is 12 ( always trying to start wars)
Italy is 20 (they eats lots of pasta )
Estonia is 40 (i always thought that was a made up place)
Cuba 51 (long live fidel)
Mexico is 52 (i love their tacos)
Tonga is 55 (not sure where that is)
Romania is 60 (didn't they have a reactor that blew up and everyone died of radiation poisoning)
Russia 67 ( they have no heat)

November 28, 2007 @ 12:32 PM

The Toronto Traveler

You're right Mike; ice does make everything better, especially barbecues in Toronto!

November 30, 2007 @ 2:40 AM

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