The United Nation's Human Development Index placed Ireland in third place for quality of life. 

Ireland's quality of life is among the best in the world, according to the United Nations. 

A new UN report on human development placed Ireland in third place for an excellent quality of life, with thanks to the country's education level and the population's life expectancy. 

Ireland lost out to Norway in first place and Switzerland in second place. 

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The report looked at 189 in total to analyze the Human Development Index value (HDI) of their citizens, basing the rankings on the average education, income, and life expectancy. 

Ireland's HDI ranked at 0.942 with a life expectancy of 82 years. 

The country is also one of the most highly educated in the world with Irish citizens spending an average of twelve years in full-time education. 

Countries with the highest quality of life, according to the United Nations: 

1. Norway

2. Switzerland

3. Ireland

4. Germany

5. Hong Kong

6. Australia

7. Iceland

8. Sweden

9. Singapore

10. Netherlands

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