Global Finance presents a free database of information on political and social measures – including such topics as internet use, happiness rankings, press freedom, and population and mortality – with interactive maps and tools that help present the data in a user-friendly format.

Developed, designed, prepared by seasoned journalists, each page presents facts, figures and information on a particular topic – allowing readers to delve deeply into the subject – along with useful links for further research.

Life Expectancy By Country

Data on life expectancy offers insight into the health of countries around the world and, as such, into their citizens' chances and ability to prosper.

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Cities With Highest Cost Of Living

These rankings measure the comparative cost of over 200 items, including housing, transportation, food, clothing, household goods, and entertainment. New York is used as the base city, comparing 214 cities against it.

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Internet Users By Country

In 2011, the percentage of people using the Internet around the world continued to grow. The International Telecommunication Union calculated that, by the end of the year, approximately 2.3 billion people were online. Penetration in Europe, already the highest in ...

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The Best Cities To Live in the World

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Ranking and Report, August 2014 is a data driven ranking based on 30 qualitative and quantitative factors spread across five areas: stability, infrastructure, education, healthcare and environment.

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Global Broadband Penetration Rates

According to the OECD, broadband penetration is measured by the number of broadband subscribers per 100 inhabitants. Broadband connections comprise both fixed and wireless services offering connectivity with download speeds greater than 256kbit/seconds. Fixed services include DSL, Cable and Fibre. ...

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