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While there are countries in the world that posses a lot of different natural resources, their citizens are still left out of the basics such as sanitation, food, a roof over their heads, medications, and education. According to statistics, around 3 billion people (or around the half of the entire population on Earth) is earning less than $2.5 per a day. This half of population doesn’t live. They survive. And a bit less than a half of them is earning around $1.25. So yes, these people are not thinking about relaxation. These people are not thinking about having a week off to enjoy traveling or just spending quiet time with their families. These people do not have benefits to buy their children everything they find interesting. They just think would they be able to put some bread on the table the next day.
The worst part of it is that they don’t have an opportunity to evolve. While in some parts of the world, teenagers are neglecting their chores and enjoy their weekends in their own speed cars, drinking their as**s off, shopping, and enjoying weekend getaways, the other part of the world remains illiterate because of the lack of resources. Yes, there is no one educated enough to help there out. There are no high salaries enough to attract knowledgeable people. There are only a few people per a year able to take some time off their regular lives and move there, to some of those countries to help them grow. Anyhow, the results are not getting any better because of the majority of these people, including kids, only think of work, which leaves no room for another self-improvement.
On the other hand, there are countries where even the poorest people by their standard are looking like kings to the rest of the world. Although these countries have extremely high taxes, all of that money is used to improve infrastructure, education, and healthcare, and both of them are completely free for the whole nation. Besides, the standard of living is defined by the housing, job, environment, health, community, income, education, life satisfaction, and the work-life balance.
So let’s see which countries have it all! Here are 11 countries with the highest standard of living in the world in 2017.