Sunday, 17 May 2009

Canada - a great place to live says three independent surveys

My google blog reader came across this article from The Star, Toronto, Canada.

Its pretty good for a couple of reasons;

1. It references our survey - which is great.

2. It highlights two other surveys, similar to ours but a slight variation of a theme.

The first survey is from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and identifies the World's 10 happiest nations - though the article on provides more insight and detail if that is your want.

The other survey is from Mercer, the executive relocation service, which measures the best places in the world to live based on quality of life rather than happiness.

The interesting thing about all three surveys is that there appears to be consistency in findings. All identified North America, Europe and Australasia as the places to be. The only exception to that rule is the HSBC survey that identified India and Hong Kong as friendly places to reside.

Digging deeper into the OECD and Mercer surveys it would appear that the central European states & Nordic nations will be chasing Canada hard for the best place in the world to live and work.

Our results from the 2009 survey are due later this month - it will be interesting to see if there are any variations in the findings from 2008.

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