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Old Jan 8th 2010, 7:10 pm
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Default Re: Australia second best quality of life in the world

Originally Posted by elfman View Post
http://www1.internationalliving.com/qofl2010/

USA 100/100 for infrastructure? Bollocks
Which country has better infrastructure?
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Old Jan 8th 2010, 7:21 pm
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Originally Posted by ABCDiamond View Post
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The comparison rankings for each country, for each factor, are:

Factor	           Australia	 UK
Cost of Living	      56	 30
Leisure & Culture     82	 82
Economy	              71	 65
Environment	      76	 72
Freedom	             100	100
Health	              87	 84
Infrastructure	      92	 80
Risk & Safety        100	100
Climate	              87	 66
Final Score	      81 	 73
The two main areas of difference are:
Cost of Living and Climate
The cost of living is more expensive than Oz so that puts the UK above Australia when that is corrected.
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Old Jan 8th 2010, 7:25 pm
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Default Re: Australia second best quality of life in the world

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These "Quality of Life" rankings have always been a complete joke. I take no notice of them.
Agree, the next one will have a different top 10 with the UK above Australia.....load of horlicks.
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Old Jan 8th 2010, 8:47 pm
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Default Re: Australia second best quality of life in the world

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Which country has better infrastructure?
most of western europe, in my experience.
Put it this way: In the USA there's minimal public transport outside the urban areas, the roads are often in a poor state (as are many bridges), and power outages are pretty frequent.
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Old Jan 8th 2010, 9:06 pm
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Default Re: Australia second best quality of life in the world

Originally Posted by Neil52 View Post
The cost of living is more expensive than Oz so that puts the UK above Australia when that is corrected.
Not if you agree with it. Cost of living doesn't just mean your supermarket trip and internet bill.

Regardless, these things are pointless, debateable and best taken with a pinch of salt.
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Old Jan 8th 2010, 11:44 pm
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Very well, look at all the Aussie actors, heath Ledger, mel Gibson, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman and Aussie films and soaps and aussie bands and musicians over the years.. For a small country of 20m OZ has plenty of culture, Look at the latest Robin Hood film starring two Aussie Actors Russell Crowe and cate Blanchett. It seems every second hollywood film has an Aussie actor in it these days.

Also Aboriginal culture is the oldest culture in the world. The sydney Opera house the most famous Opera house in the world.

Your definition of culture is different from mine.
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Old Jan 9th 2010, 12:46 am
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Originally Posted by mohogony View Post
Very well, look at all the Aussie actors, heath Ledger, mel Gibson, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman and Aussie films and soaps and aussie bands and musicians over the years.. For a small country of 20m OZ has plenty of culture, Look at the latest Robin Hood film starring two Aussie Actors Russell Crowe and cate Blanchett. It seems every second hollywood film has an Aussie actor in it these days.

Also Aboriginal culture is the oldest culture in the world. The sydney Opera house the most famous Opera house in the world.


Some people think that the only culture in the world is their own culture, and cannot see that others can have a different culture to theirs.

Sometimes it is embarrassing to be British.
 
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Not if you agree with it. Cost of living doesn't just mean your supermarket trip and internet bill.

Regardless, these things are pointless, debateable and best taken with a pinch of salt.
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Default Re: Australia second best quality of life in the world

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Your definition of culture is different from mine.
The definition of culture covers enormous scope and what you both define it as, will be included.
Having a cup of tea with a local is "culture" Going to a BBQ is "culture"

The problem is the misuse of the word culture.
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These are the factors used:
  1. Cost of Living,
  2. Culture and Leisure,
  3. Economy,
  4. Environment,
  5. Freedom,
  6. Health,
  7. Infrastructure,
  8. Safety and Risk,
  9. Climate.
Freedom

You can't even let fireworks of in your back garden.

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Old Jan 9th 2010, 6:13 am
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Freedom

You can't even let fireworks of in your back garden.
so you dont start a bushfire and kill a hundreds of people
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Default Re: Australia second best quality of life in the world

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Freedom

You can't even let fireworks of in your back garden.
Good. My best friend at school lost his face to a firework.
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UK 100 freedom?
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Old Jan 9th 2010, 6:26 am
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so you dont start a bushfire and kill a hundreds of people
A bushfire in Balmain? I think not.
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UK 100 freedom?
You can ignite uncontrollable and unpredictable explosives in your back garden though.
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