The Economist’s review of the world for 2005 has Ireland ranked as the best place to live in the world based on quality of life indicators. The US failed to break the top ten but wasn’t far off at 13 in the survey of 111 countries.
You know the reason, right?
Via BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4020523.stm (thanks for the pointer Laurence!)
Update: A link to the full report thanks to Casper: http://www.economist.com/media/pdf/QUALITY_OF_LIFE.pdf