How’s life?

There is more to life than the cold numbers of GDP and economic statistics – This Index allows you to compare well-being across countries, based on 11 topics the OECD has identified as essential, in the areas of material living conditions and quality of life.

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Mapping well-being

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What is your recipe for a better life — a good education, clean air, nice home, money?


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See how your country measures up on the topics important to you