The Netherlands performs well in the 2017 OECD Better Life Index

22 Dec 2017 | Genoveva Geppaart

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The Better Life Index is annually compiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It covers all OECD countries, plus Russia and Brazil. It is an online tool that allows the user to decide how important each topic is. There is no ranking of countries; that is up to the user.

 

How the Netherlands performs

The Netherlands performs well in many of these topics.

The scores are on a scale of 0 to 10

 

Housing                               

7.5

Jobs                                      

8.4

Income                                 

5.2

Community                         

6.3

Education

7.2

Environment

7.2

Civic engagement

4.9

Health

8.5

Life satisfaction

9.4

Safety

9.3

Work-life balance

9.3

 

 

The Netherlands performs well on many topics compared to most other countries in the Better Life Index. In general, the Dutch gave their satisfaction a 7.4 grade on average, while the OECD average is 6.5.

You can view and compare the results on http://www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org/countries/netherlands/

General information about the Better Life Index is available on http://www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org/about/better-life-initiative/

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