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Top 10 best places to live in the world

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Editor's note: This item is republished with permission from Global Edge Marketing Ltd. The original post can be viewed here. U.S. publication International Living has published its 2010 Quality of Life Index, which ranks 194 countries based on their quality of life. The index looks at nine categories: cost of living; culture and leisure; economy; environment; freedom; health; infrastructure; safety and risk; and climate. For the fifth consecutive year, France is top. The top 10 countries are: 1. France: An unsurpassable quality of life, including the world's best health care. 2. Australia: Countrywide access to an active and healthy lifestyle. Urban dwellers enjoy plenty of great culture, excellent food and a favorable cost of living. 3. Switzerland: A super-efficient, high-tech society and alpine tourism. 4. Germany: Theater, art and classical music concerts. Average employee earnings of 41,509 euros (the equivalent of about $58,720 in U.S. dollars). ...