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blues
26-01-2010, 10:53 AM
malaysia n singapore poorly down the list.

http://www1.internationalliving.com/qofl2010/?field=final

jimmyay
26-01-2010, 11:56 AM
I can't access to the posted link, but try this

http://www1.internationalliving.com/qofl2010/

Why Europe are always high on the list?

bslee
26-01-2010, 12:02 PM
Essentially, you just have to be seriously wealthy to enable oneself to have a high QOL and to enjoy the good things in life here. Simple as that! Got money, got jalan lah..

Ok ok...lets not confuse this issue with some who've become wealthy and into controversy.

blues
26-01-2010, 12:15 PM
Why Europe are always high on the list?

maybe.....qoute " We Admit ItóWeíre Biased
For the record, we're biased. For every category, we had to make decisions. And, when the numbers our research returned seemed incredible to us...we favored our own experience over published government statistics.....

http://www.internationalliving.com/Internal-Components/Further-Resources/QofL-Calulations

Sentinel
26-01-2010, 06:16 PM
Essentially, you just have to be seriously wealthy to enable oneself to have a high QOL and to enjoy the good things in life here. Simple as that! Got money, got jalan lah..

Ok ok...lets not confuse this issue with some who've become wealthy and into controversy.I think your comments are totally out of context here lah... this is an international report on the index of the quality of life in these countries based on a survey of the key parameters listed in the report and a lot are based on published and economic and social statistics readily and publicly available and to insinuate that the survey is influenced in favour of rich countries is rather incorrect and irresponsible...

Three of the richest countries I know of in terms of per capita income are Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria... they are rich but I don't think they are anywhere in the upper quadrants of this index? Brunei is another country filthy rich but they are not in the top half even...

usehead
26-01-2010, 07:17 PM
We spending too much time working several jobs in a day -> where got quality to talk about.

( We = me and my wife )

Sentinel
26-01-2010, 08:08 PM
We spending too much time working several jobs in a day -> where got quality to talk about.

( We = me and my wife )
Pls do not derail any topic in discussion with off the cuff comments like this... the life quality index survey involves more than time spent together, in fact it has nothing to do with time you spend with your wife. Its about cost, infrastructure, freedom, security etc. Pls use head when comment.

Raikonen
26-01-2010, 08:30 PM
Pls do not derail any topic in discussion with off the cuff comments like this... the life quality index survey involves more than time spent together, in fact it has nothing to do with time you spend with your wife. Its about cost, infrastructure, freedom, security etc. Pls use head when comment.

:D Woke up on the wrong side of bed, sentinel??

Personally the list looks alright to me and the top half of countries do have the right balance of QOL...

Surprised with how low msia is though...

Sentinel
26-01-2010, 10:38 PM
:D Woke up on the wrong side of bed, sentinel??

Personally the list looks alright to me and the top half of countries do have the right balance of QOL...

Surprised with how low msia is though...
I am not surprised at all Raikonen... cost (inlcuding taxes) is higher, environment is not improving, security has deteriorated, no development in infrastructure... why should we be surprised?

CS Chua
27-01-2010, 05:12 AM
I went through the list, paying attention to the countries I have visited and looking at the points given to them and Malaysia. What load of craps! These are people who obviously have not spent sufficient time in each country. For example, the infrastructure rating for Malaysia is 44 and countries listed as better or same are: Costa Rica 48, Jamaica 52, Bangladesh 52, Myanmar 44, Sri Lanka 44, India 44, Mexico 57. I have been to these countries and they are definitely not on par with Malaysia. Most of their roads are terrible especially Myanmar, India, and Jamaica. Tap water cannot be drank (and I mean, really cannot be drank in India, Bangladesh, Myanmar.) Power outages are regular in India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. So, how could they possibly have a higher rating?

Look at Climate. Malaysia is 24 and Singapore is 39! Hello! Did these guys ever stay in Singapore at all? I sweat more in Singapore than KL.

This index is unbelievably skewed and unreliable. Trust me, Malaysia is much better than some of those countries with a higher rating. The politics and crimes may suck but take away these 2 factors (which are not listed in the Index anyway) we are very high at the top.

blues
27-01-2010, 05:27 AM
Look at Climate. Malaysia is 24 and Singapore is 39! Hello! Did these guys ever stay in Singapore at all? I sweat more in Singapore than KL.

This index is unbelievably skewed and unreliable. Trust me, Malaysia is much better than some of those countries with a higher rating. The politics and crimes may suck but take away these 2 factors (which are not listed in the Index anyway) we are very high at the top.


yup ......indeed an eye opener.

Hiliary
27-01-2010, 08:49 AM
Most of their roads are terrible.........This index is unbelievably skewed and unreliable. Trust me, Malaysia is much better than some of those countries with a higher rating. The politics and crimes may suck but take away these 2 factors (which are not listed in the Index anyway) we are very high at the top.

Add the roads in the USA to the list, most of them are pot holed and they cannot afford to repair them while Malaysia is still building roads.

But yes, it's partly the crime and politics in the main that pushes Malaysia down.