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.

The World's Best Cities to Live In 2017

If all the world is your oyster, where do you want to clam down? Maybe not the world’s most prominent urban centers, based on a Global Finance review of global best city to live in ranking by 3 experts’ work in the field. 

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The Safest Countries in the World

The Global Finance ranking of World's Safest Countries incorporates three measures of security and safety, factoring natural disaster risk with measures of peace and crime. 

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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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Population distribution refers to the arrangement or spread of people living in a given area and includes how the population of an area is arranged according to variables, such as age, race or sex.

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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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The term "Internet users" includes subscribers who pay for Internet access (dial-up, leased line and fixed broadband) and people who have access without paying directly, either as a member of a household or from work, school, a public library or Internet café. 

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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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