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Denmark is deemed the best place in the world to live

Denmark has been declared the best place in the world to live while the Central African Republic is the worst, according to a new study.


Australia ranks ninth out of a total of 128 countries, the United Kingdom comes in 12th while the United States is 18th.


The results were revealed in the 2017 Social Progress Index which measures 50 indicators of what life is like for people living in different nations around the world.


Those indicators are broken down into three categories - basic human needs, foundations of wellbeing and opportunity.


Basic human needs includes data on access to medication, sanitation, shelter and security; wellbeing takes in information on education, access to communications and environment; while opportunity covers rights, freedoms, tolerance, and access to higher education.


Europe was the continent which fared the best, comprising 11 of the 14 countries deemed to be making 'very high social progress' - the other nations in that category were New Zealand, Australia and Canada.


North American and South American nations were largely ranked as having 'good progress', according to the study, while Asian countries were making modest gains.


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