Top 10 countries to be born in

The Economist Intelligence Unit has ranked countries based on its quality-of-life index. They found being rich can really move a country up the list and so can a low crime rate and trust in public institutions. The U.S. finished out of the top 10 in 16th position. The lowest-ranking country was Nigeria. Read the full The lottery of life article. All scores are out of a maximum of 10 points.

People look across the Hong Kong skyline shrouded by smog.
People look across the Hong Kong skyline shrouded by smog.
People look across the Hong Kong skyline shrouded by smog.
SINGAPORE - MARCH 28: A general view of the Helix Bridge, Marina Bay Sands, ArtScience Museum and the city skyline on March 28, 2012 in Singapore. Singapore expects a slowdown in tourist arrival, with a forecast growth of 2.3 percent in 2012 as compared to 13 percent in 2011, according to the local media. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
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SINGAPORE - MARCH 28: A general view of the Helix Bridge, Marina Bay Sands, ArtScience Museum and the city skyline on March 28, 2012 in Singapore. Singapore expects a slowdown in tourist arrival, with a forecast growth of 2.3 percent in 2012 as compared to 13 percent in 2011, according to the local media. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
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