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Seychelles 4 20.00%
Libya 2 10.00%
Mauritius 5 25.00%
Algeria 5 25.00%
Tunisia 2 10.00%
Gabon 3 15.00%
Egypt 2 10.00%
Botswana 3 15.00%
South Africa 8 40.00%
Nambia 5 25.00%
I would not live in any of these countries 4 20.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 20. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-04-2013, 03:24 PM
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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  1. Seychelles
  2. Libya
  3. Mauritius
  4. Algeria
  5. Tunisia
  6. Gabon
  7. Egypt
  8. Botswana
  9. South Africa
  10. Nambia
Very high, High and Medium

Select the countries that you could see yourself living in.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:23 PM
Location: Boise
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Really just Namibia, maybe South Africa. I've just taken a liking to it after reading all about it on the web, though I'm sure that would happen with any country. The landscape is mesmerizing, and as HDI shows it certainly wouldn't be the worst place to live in Africa.
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Old 08-24-2013, 01:57 PM
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I have never travelled to Namibia but know many people who have and recommend it.

I have travelled to Seychelles and Cape Verde and recommend both for a nice low stress beach vacation.
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:15 AM
Location: SGV, CA
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Interesting that Libya and Egypt are so high despite the turmoil going on there right now.
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:09 PM
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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from the countries in the poll...


1.I would not live in any of these countries
2.South Africa


1.South Africa
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:38 PM
Location: Victoria TX
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None of the above. I would choose less-developed countries, because I can live better on my retirement income. A high "human development index" would be relevant to me only if I were a citizen of the country. For an expat, it makes no difference, and might even be a deterrent.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:45 AM
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hmmm..You can google the 2012 'Happy Planet' Index. hmmm..the Caribbean looks like a nice place...;-)....Africa not so good..and hey the US isn't as high as you may think in this methodology!

This is the methodology:

The HPI is based on general utilitarian principles — that most people want to live long and fulfilling lives, and the country which is doing the best is the one that allows its citizens to do so, whilst avoiding infringing on the opportunity of future people and people in other countries to do the same. In effect it operationalises the IUCN's (World Conservation Union) call for a metric capable of measuring 'the production of human well-being (not necessarily material goods) per unit of extraction of or imposition upon nature'.[7]

Human well-being is operationalised as Happy Life Years.[8] Extraction of or imposition upon nature is proxied for using the ecological footprint per capita, which attempts to estimate the amount of natural resources required to sustain a given country's lifestyle. A country with a large per capita ecological footprint uses more than its fair share of resources, both by drawing resources from other countries, and also by causing permanent damage to the planet which will impact future generations.[9]

As such, the HPI is not a measure of which are the happiest countries in the world. Countries with relatively high levels of life satisfaction, as measured in surveys, are found from the very top (Colombia in 6th place) to the very bottom (the USA in 114th place) of the rank order. The HPI is best conceived as a measure of the environmental efficiency of supporting well-being in a given country. Such efficiency could emerge in a country with a medium environmental impact (e.g. Costa Rica) and very high well-being, but it could also emerge in a country with only mediocre well-being, but very low environmental impact (e.g. Vietnam).

Each country’s HPI value is a function of its average subjective life satisfaction, life expectancy at birth, and ecological footprint per capita. The exact function is a little more complex, but conceptually it approximates multiplying life satisfaction and life expectancy, and dividing that by the ecological footprint. Most of the life satisfaction data is taken from the World Values Survey and World Database of Happiness, but some is drawn from other surveys, and some is estimated using statistical regression techniques.
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:40 PM
Location: Trieste
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Nambia means Namibia or Gambia?
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:16 AM
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There is no Nambia,there is Namibia and Gambia,2 different states,Namibia is bordered by South Africa.
Gambia is a former english colony enclaved inside the french speaking country of Senegal in west africa.
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