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If you’re wondering where to go for the best quality of life, a new study has revealed the answer. The Social Progress Index took a look at the quality of life in 128 countries – and Denmark has come out on top!

The Scandinavian country took first place as the country with the highest quality of life, according to the 2017 Social Progress Index. The study takes into account a number of factors, focusing on three dimensions of social progress: Basic Human Needs, Foundations of Well-being, and Opportunity.

The study avoids looking at economical factors in building a picture of what life is like in 128 countries. Instead, factors such as personal rights, access to information, and personal safety are all included in considering which country has the highest quality of life in the world.

The results are now out, and Denmark is the winner, with high scores in a number of categories – including the best in the world for Shelter and Personal Rights.

In second place was Finland, followed by Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. Canada came in sixth, while the US was in 18th place.

What do you think about the results?

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