Running a French Holiday Gite in Rural Brittany

Thursday, February 01, 2007

France the best place in the world to live ?

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According to International Living's 'Quality of Life 2007' survey, France is for the second year running judged to be the best place in the world to live. Not that I'm biased in pointing this out of course!

The survey points to good infrastructure, public transport, low inflation, strong pro-business environment, best health care in the world (as judged by the World Health Organisation) and high standards of living (once outside Paris of course!).
Downsides include the taxation regime, over burdensome civil service (over a quarter of all Frenchmen work in the public sector - no wonder bureaucracy's almost a national pastime) and comparatively high unemployment at 9%.

Unsurprisingly perhaps Iraq is judged worst place in the world to live.

See International Living for the full article on best and worst places to live in the world.



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