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10 November 2015 [14:40] - TODAY.AZ

Yet again, the Nordic countries have dominated a list of the world's most desirable places to live.

But before the rest of us get too jealous, the experts warn that the Nordics shouldn't sit back and relax just yet.

The UK-based Legatum Institute has just released its annual Prosperity Index, which ranks 142 countries across 89 variables under eight sub-indexes: the economy; entrepreneurship and opportunity; governance; education; health; safety and security; personal freedom; and social capital.

Scandinavia is doing great but not that great

For the seventh consecutive year, Norway topped the list as the most prosperous country in the world.

It scored the highest in many variables including "trust in others," "satisfaction with freedom of choice," "civil liberty and free choice" and "satisfaction with standard of living."

    Denmark and Sweden came third and fifth.