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OECD Better Life Index


Sorry for the long time between posts It’s Tour de France time here and its hard to break away from the TV each night. I really enjoy watching the race as well as the stunning countryside of France. One summer I plan on renting a RV and following the Tour as it meanders across France for three weeks.

Speaking of France, the Paris based Organization for Cooperation and Development (OECD) just released a new index called the “Better Life Index”. It contains a basket of statistics beyond just looking at the economy of a country. Included are stats on housing, safety (crime), education, healthcare and work-life balance. The result is a rather pretty “flower” that shows OECD’s ranking of various indicators for each OECD country. You can examine each country or look at categories and how each country ranks within it. Here is the website:

OECD Better Life Index

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Economic developer and hobbyist photographer. My passions are family, skiing, hiking, Newfs, travelling and exploring the Great Northwest.

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