Maybe it’s all that cycling or the fact the Dutch use paracetamol to solve all ills. Whatever it is, the Netherlands is doing something right, it has now in the top ten healthiest countries in the world.
Compare the Market Australia has published a list of the healthiest countries in the world. Japan has pinched the top spot, followed by South Korea and Finland. Norway also ranked high, which is typical of the healthy Nords. 😉
The results were based on a number of factors including life expectancy, vaccination rate, and access to drinking water. It also evaluated lifestyle habits from different countries, including the percentage of smokers, alcohol consumption, and the prevalence of insufficient activity amongst adults.
Where the Dutch do well
It seems that the land of tulips and cheese breeds healthy spawn. The average life expectancy in the Netherlands is a whopping 81.9 years.
If you are a tap-water sceptic, there is nothing to fear, as 100% of the population in the Netherlands has access to safe drinking water. Infant mortality is also low, with only an 11.2% chance of premature death.
That being said, 20.4% of the Dutch population are considered obese with 27.2% of adults being physically inactive.
The top ten healthiest countries
Wondering how the rest of the world compares? Here are the top ten countries ranked the healthiest by Compare the Market.
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