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Old 10-30-2009, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Greater PDX
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How can the USA possibly be in the top 10? I thought all our citizens were illiterate, 600 lbs overweight, and toothless due to complete lack of health care and gun-shooting injuries.
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Old 10-31-2009, 10:14 AM
 
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For the state as a whole, I think these states are the best:

Arkansas
DC (not a state, I know)
Florida
Georgia
Louisiana
Oklahoma

Of course, there are parts of other states that I think have a high quality of life. But the states I listed are the states where I would be happy living anywhere in the state.
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Old 10-31-2009, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Oklahoma
Wyoming
New Mexico
Maryland
Virginia
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Old 10-31-2009, 10:28 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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How can the USA possibly be in the top 10? I thought all our citizens were illiterate, 600 lbs overweight, and toothless due to complete lack of health care and gun-shooting injuries.


Actually though the UN lists us as the thirteenth. Still that puts us above Britain, Denmark, Germany, and New Zealand.

Human Development Report 2009 - Human development index trends

Nations with above average (over 30 million) populations tend not to be at the absolute top. Canada, France, and Japan are the three nations of over 30 million listed as above us. Japan is the only nation of over a 100 million above us. The US is the most developed nation among the nine nations to have over 130 million people.
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Old 10-31-2009, 11:12 PM
 
Location: IN
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For the state as a whole, I think these states are the best:

Arkansas
DC (not a state, I know)
Florida
Georgia
Louisiana
Oklahoma

Of course, there are parts of other states that I think have a high quality of life. But the states I listed are the states where I would be happy living anywhere in the state.
Give specific reasons for those selections.
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Old 10-31-2009, 11:18 PM
 
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my choice and in no particular order:

Utah
Colorado
Minnesota
Wisconsin
North Carolina
most of Virginia
Pennsylvania
New Hampshire
Vermont
Maine
Connecticut
Delaware

in the middle:

Indiana
Kansas
Nebraska
Iowa
Illinois
Missouri
Tennessee
Texas
Oklahoma

the worst:

California
Taxachusettes
Nevada
Louisiana
Mississippi
West Virginia
Arizona
Florida
the Dakotas
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Old 11-01-2009, 08:28 AM
 
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Give specific reasons for those selections.
They have a relatively low cost of living, with DC being an exception. But DC is one of the few expensive places where I think it's worth the price. Low cost of living means you get more for your dollar and can afford a higher quality of life. I like the scenery in those states as well, which would contribute to quality of life. Some people may say those states have low education levels, but I think the education level of the individual is what matters more. If anything, fewer college graduates just means not as much competition for jobs that require a degree. I like the climates of those states as well, which is another factor that contributes to quality of life.

But there are parts of other states I like just as much, if not more. I just didn't list them because I was listing states as a whole.
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