Marco has been working for quite a while on an interesting research, that is about – to put it quite bluntly – how to measure the quality of life beyond GDP and economic statistics. This Index allows you to compare well-being across countries, based on 11 topics the OECD has identified as essential, in the areas of material living conditions and quality of life.
I am personally convinced that there are other factors worth including – how about nature, food, daylight, sport facilities … ? Furthermore, it does make too much sense to provide a national index: if you go and look the quality of life of Trento is awfully different from that of Catania. Not to mention the differences you may find between living in London and in Dunderry. In any case, this index is fun to use.