Finland Named Best Place to Live

Mexico may be the best place to retire, but a Reader’s Digest study claims that Finland is the best place to live.

So, what makes Finland so special? Among other things, the Scandinavian country boasts great air and water quality, low rates of infant diseases, and protection from water pollution and natural disasters. Although it wasn’t mentioned in the article, universal health care is always important to me, and Finland, like all Scandinavian countries, takes care of its citizens’ health.

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Following Finland on the list were Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Austria. The U.S. ranks 23rd, Britain was 25th, and China 84th.

The study was conducted by U.S. environmental economist Matthew Kahn, who looked at issues such as quality of drinking water and greenhouse gas emissions as well as factors such as education and income.

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[via Reuters]