OECD Better Life Index

The Better Life Index is an interactive web-based tool created to engage people in the debate on well-being and, through this process, learn what matters the most to them. The tool invites you to compare well-being across countries according to the importance you give to 11 topics: community, education, environment, civic engagement, health, housing, income, jobs, life satisfaction, safety and work-life balance. Once you have created your own index, you can see how countries’ average achievements compare based on your priorities, as well as the differences in well-being between men and women in each country. You can then compare and share your index with other people who have created indexes, as well as with the OECD. You can also see the number of responses from users by country, age and gender, and what topics people think are most important for a better life.

The Better Life Index is updated every year with new data and additional information on measures such as inequality. The Index covers all OECD countries as well as the Russian Federation and Brazil, and it is currently available in English, French, German, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese.

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