According to the latest Human Development Index by the United Nations Development Programme, Norway is the most livable country in the world, while Niger is the least livable. Australia and Switzerland follow Norway in the index.
Data from the Human Development Index is based on three dimensions of human progress — having a long and healthy life, being knowledgeable, and having a good standard of living, writes Huffington Post.
One of the major factors that influences a country’s development index position is its income. In the most developed countries, gross income per capita is generally quite high. All of the world’s 10 most livable countries had among the top 30 gross national incomes per person. Norway has the world’s sixth highest gross national income per capita of $63,909.