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Old 06-22-2008, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Czech Republic / United Kingdom
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UN Human Development Index 2006 - most livable countries:

1. Norway
3. Australia
6. Canada
8. USA
18. United Kingdom

Click here for more info: Most and Least Livable Countries: UN Human Development Index, 2006 — Infoplease.com


World's Top 100 Most Livable Cities by BusinessWeek:

1. Zurich, Switzerland
3. Vancouver, Canada
9. Sydney, Australia
15. Toronto, Canada
27. Honolulu, Hawaii (first from the US)
29. San Francisco, California
36. Boston, Massachusetts
39. London, United Kingdom
44. Washington, D.C.
44. Chicago, Illinois
46. Portland, Oregon
48. New York, New York
49. Seattle, Washington
51. Lexington, Kentucky
52. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
52. Winston Salem, North Carolina
55. Los Angeles, California
59. Cleveland, Ohio
60. Minneapolis, Minnesota
62. Miami, Florida
64. Detroit, Michigan
64. Saint Louis, Missouri
66. Atlanta, Georgia
68. Houston, Texas (last from the US)

Click here for more info: World's Top 100 Most Livable Cities

Global Peace Index:

1. Iceland
11. Canada
27. Australia
49. United Kingdom
97. USA (comparable to Trinidad and Tobago or Jamaica)

Click here for more info: Global Peace Index Rankings 2008 - Global Peace Index

Murders committed by youths per capita:

1. Columbia
14. USA
39. Canada
43. Australia
52. United Kingdom

Click here for more info: NationMaster - Murders committed by youths per capita (most recent) by country

GDP per capita:

1. Luxembourg ($79,851.00)
8. USA ($41,889.59)
14. United Kingdom ($36,555.19)
15. Australia ($36,045.99)
19. Canada ($34,484.35)

Click here for more info: NationMaster - GDP (per capita) (most recent) by country

United States cities by crime rate by Wikipedia:

Worst 15:

Michigan, Detroit
Baltimore, Maryland
New Orleans, Louisiana
Newark, New Jersey
Saint Louis, Missouri
Oakland, California
Washington, D.C.
Cincinnati, Ohio
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Buffalo, New York
Kansas City, Missouri
Atlanta, Georgia
Memphis, Tennessee
Miami, Florida
Houston, Texas

Best 15:

Plano, Texas
Honolulu, Hawaii
El Paso, Texas
Austin, Texas
Anaheim, California
San Jose, California
Lexington, Kentucky
Portland, Oregon
Riverside, California
Arlington, Texas
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Seattle, Washington
San Diego, California
Raleigh, North Carolina

Click here for more info: United States cities by crime rate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The World Health Organization's ranking of the world's health systems:

1. France
18. United Kingdom
30. Canada
32. Australia
37. USA

Click here for more info: The World Health Organization's ranking of the world's health systems


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Old 06-22-2008, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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I have my doubts any of the people that help make any of these lists are poorer folks. San Fransisco as a most livable city? I'm pretty sure most of the world falls below a certain income that would make San Fransisco very unlivable. There is probably an abundance of homeless people there which is pretty much a very clear indicator that it isn't very livable. Most of the cities near the top aren't practical for the majority of people. The very definition of livable is to live and have the basic necessities. You can only do the live part and have to rely on government help for basic necessities in a lot of those cities. I don't put any stock in any of these rankings.
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Old 06-22-2008, 03:34 PM
 
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I'm surprised Anaheim ranked so well for crime.

Anyway....

MOST ADULTS AT HIGH LITERACY LEVELS:
#1 Sweden: 35.5%
#2 Norway: 29.4%
#3 Denmark: 25.4%
#4 Finland: 25.1%
#5 Canada: 25.1%
#6 Netherlands: 20%
#7 Czech Republic: 19.6%
#8 United Kingdom: 19.1%
#9 United States: 19%
#10 Germany: 18.9%

MOST WEB USERS PER CAPITA:
#1 Netherlands: 891.185 per 1,000 people 2005 ...
#2 Iceland: 869.419 per 1,000 people 2005 ...
#3 New Zealand: 780.697 per 1,000 people 2005 ...
#4 Sweden: 753.543 per 1,000 people 2005 ...
#5 Australia: 752.619 per 1,000 people 2005 ...
#6 Hong Kong: 702.661 per 1,000 people 2005 ...
#7 Korea, South: 701.949 per 1,000 people 2005 ...
#8 Denmark: 694.796 per 1,000 people 2005 ...
#9 United States: 692.712 per 1,000 people
#10 Luxembourg: 689.716 per 1,000 people

HOME OWNERSHIP:
#1 Ireland: 83%
#2 Italy: 78%
#3 United Kingdom: 69%
#4 Australia: 69%
#5 Canada: 67%
#6 Finland: 67%
#7 United States: 65%
#8 Belgium: 65%
#9 Sweden: 60%
#10 Japan: 60%


HOUSES WITH 5 ROOMS OR MORE:
#1 Canada: 75%
#2 New Zealand: 74%
#3 United Kingdom: 73%
#4 United States: 72%
#5 Australia: 70%
#6 Ireland: 67%
#7 Norway: 44%
#8 Netherlands: 43%
#9 Germany: 40%
#10 Italy: 38%


CINEMA ATTENDANCE:
#1 Iceland: 5,159.45 per 1,000 people
#2 United States: 4,804.99 per 1,000 people
#3 New Zealand: 4,152.42 per 1,000 people
#4 Georgia: 3,998.29 per 1,000 people
#5 Australia: 3,982.08 per 1,000 people
#6 Singapore: 3,840.94 per 1,000 people
#7 Canada: 3,438.29 per 1,000 people
#8 Spain: 3,255.94 per 1,000 people
#9 Ireland: 3,090.14 per 1,000 people
#10 Lebanon: 2,841.35 per 1,000 people

MOST CHARITY WORKERS
#1 Australia: 18%
#2 United States: 15%
#3 Netherlands: 9%
#4 Ireland: 7%
#5 Norway: 7%
#6 Belgium: 6%
#7 Canada: 6%
#8 Germany: 5%
#9 United Kingdom: 5%
#10 Finland: 5%
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Old 06-22-2008, 04:01 PM
 
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MOST ROLLER COASTERS:
#1 United States: 624
#2 Japan: 240
#3 United Kingdom: 160
#4 Germany: 108
#5 France: 65
#6 China: 60
#7 Korea, South: 54
#8 Canada: 51
#9 Brazil: 38
#10 Netherlands: 36


SOFT DRINK CONSUMPTION:
#1 United States: 216 litres
#2 Ireland: 126 litres
#3 Canada: 119.8 litres
#4 Norway: 119.8 litres
#5 Belgium: 102.9 litres
#6 Australia: 100.1 litres
#7 United Kingdom: 96.5 litres
#8 Netherlands: 96.1 litres
#9 New Zealand: 84.2 litres
#10 Sweden: 82.4 litres


POPULATION DENSITY IN US:
#1 New Jersey: 1,134.4
#2 Rhode Island: 1,003.2
#3 Massachusetts: 809.8
#4 Connecticut: 702.9
#5 Maryland: 541.9
#6 New York: 401.9
#7 Delaware: 401.1
#8 Florida: 296.4
#9 Ohio: 277.3
#10 Pennsylvania: 274

MOST NON-RELIGIOUS STATES:
#1 Washington: 25 %
#2 Vermont: 22 %
#3 Colorado: 21 %
#4 Oregon: 21 %
#5 Wyoming: 20 %
#6 California: 20 %
#7 Idaho: 20 %
#8 Nevada: 20 %
#9 New Mexico: 18 %
#10 Utah: 17 %


MOST BINGE DRINKERS:
#1 Wisconsin: 21.8%
#2 North Dakota: 20.4%
#3 Minnesota: 19.8%
#4 Iowa: 18.9%
#5 Rhode Island: 18.2%
#6 Nevada: 18%
#7 Pennsylvania: 17.6%
#8 Nebraska: 17.6%
#9 Illinois: 17.5%
#10 Delaware: 17.4%


BEST FRUIT AND VEGGIE CONSUMPTION - 5 A DAY
#1 US Virgin Islands: 33.9%
#2 Vermont: 32.5%
#3 Connecticut: 29.8%
#4 District of Columbia: 29.6%
#5 Guam: 29.5%
#6 Massachusetts: 29%
#7 Maryland: 28.9%
#8 New Hampshire: 28.5%
#9 Hawaii: 27.6%
#10 Rhode Island: 27.1%


MOST RESIDENTS WITH A BACHELORS DEGREE:
#1 District of Columbia: 45.7%
#2 Massachusetts: 36.7%
#3 Colorado: 35.5%
#4 New Hampshire: 35.4%
#5 Maryland: 35.2%
#6 New Jersey: 34.6%
#7 Connecticut: 34.5%
#8 Vermont: 34.2%
#9 Virginia: 33.1%
#1

HIGHEST MEDIAN SALARY FOR FEMALES:
#1 District of Columbia: $46,292.00
#2 New Jersey: $40,154.00
#3 Connecticut: $40,147.00
#4 Maryland: $39,546.00
#5 Massachusetts: $37,424.00
#6 California: $36,133.00
#7 Washington: $35,324.00
#8 New York: $35,034.00
#9 Alaska: $34,444.00
#10 Colorado: $34,063.00


RESTAURANTS PER CAPITA:
#1 District of Columbia: 0.4 per 100 people
#2 Montana: 0.354 per 100 people
#3 Rhode Island: 0.304 per 100 people
#4 Vermont: 0.303 per 100 people
#5 New York: 0.301 per 100 people
#6 Hawaii: 0.298 per 100 people
#7 Wyoming: 0.295 per 100 people
#8 North Dakota: 0.293 per 100 people
#9 Alaska: 0.283 per 100 people
#10 Massachusetts: 0.282 per 100 people
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Old 06-22-2008, 06:54 PM
 
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I am surprised that Texas is not at or near the top in the restaurants per capita list.
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Old 06-22-2008, 07:07 PM
 
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Texas has a lot of restaurants, but they also have a huge population...
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Old 06-22-2008, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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I'm surprised that Colorado and Wyoming are on the "least religious" list!!!
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Old 06-22-2008, 08:06 PM
 
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These are very interesting. I am surprised that Utah has the 10th most non religous people
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:06 PM
 
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Texas has a lot of restaurants, but they also have a huge population...
That's true. I was just so amazed at all the restaurants I've seen here.
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