Friday, March 2, 2012

Apparently Living in Dubai More Convenient Than in Europe

DUBAI - United Arab Emirates (UAE) is now ranked 16th as a state "advanced" in the world. According to international surveys, satisfaction levels exceeded the population even other Arab countries. Even more than European countries like Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Singapore and Hong Kong.

Approximately 55 percent of UAE residents believe that they are the developed countries when compared with the British who won the 54 percent figure. While Germany's 44 percent, 42 percent French, Italian and Singapore 37 per cent respectively.

These figures released by Gallup pollsters global. "The UAE was ranked 16th worldwide in terms of resident satisfaction," explained the agency, as reported by Zawya news agency on Tuesday (26 / 4).

In the Arab region, Qatar ranked second as a state "developed"-despite the highest living expenses-with 53 percent satisfaction level of residents. Followed by Kuwait at a rate of 46 percent, 43 percent of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain at number 27 percent.

Gallup classifies welfare respondents as "advanced," "developing" and "poor," based on their assessment of life lived today and in the future, on a scale of 0 to 10. They are considered advanced if the current level of their lives at number 7 or more, and in the next five years in the number 8 or more.

Developed countries such as Germany, France, Italy, Singapore, South Korea, Spain and Japan, have average citizens at the level of "developing" higher than the UAE who only scored 44 percent. While in countries hit by unrest that is now kind of Tunisia, Yemen, Egypt and Morocco, only a few who feel the level of satisfaction with their lives at number 7.

Source: Republika/Zawya

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