Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

France No 1 again

Once again France comes out top in the quality of life index. According to http://www.uswitch.com/ France enjoys the earliest retirement age (joint with Poland), spends the most on healthcare (11% of GDP) and has the longest life expectancy in Europe. Its workers also benefit from 36 days holiday a year, compared with just 28 in the UK, and it comes only behind Spain and Italy for hours of sunshine.
The UK came 9th out of the 10 European countries in the Index, thanks to high living costs, below average government spending on health and education, short holidays and late retirement. The Index shows that people in France enjoy the highest quality of life, closely followed by Spain.
People in the UK pay the highest prices for food and diesel, yet the government spends below the European average (as a percentage of GDP) on health and education. We also work longer hours, retire later, receive less annual leave than most of our European counterparts and get less sunshine along the way - not to mention the fact that we can expect to die two years younger than our French counterparts.
Ireland and the UK trailed in the last 2 places. Isn't it time for you to make that move and join us over here in France ? Peter Elias (Agent Commercial) http://www.allez-francais.com/
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