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UN rates us a top five place to live; REPORT.

IRELAND is the fifth best place to live in the world, according to a United Nations report released yesterday.

The annual Human Development Index, takes into account life expectancy, literacy and school enrolment in 182 countries across the world.

Norway enjoys the world's highest quality of life, while Niger suffers the lowest.

Australia came in second with Iceland third on the list, which drew on statistics dating from 2007, before Iceland was hit hard in the global economic crisis.

Afghanistan and Sierra Leone rounded out the bottom of the ranking.

The index was released as part of the Human Development Report, which this year highlighted migration.
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Date:Oct 6, 2009
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