My plan has always been to take early retirement and go live in one of the Scandinavian countries.
Sweden probably as they have the nicest flag and Santa lives there but i certainly don't plan to spend my twilight years licking stamps with Queen Elizabeth's head on them.
Anyone looking to live elsewhere in the World, the Human Development Report is always a good source of information as it lists the best, and worst places, in the World and according to the 2009 rankings, its Norway we should all be heading towards as it takes the prize as the best place to live.
Australia is second and Iceland third, Canada fourth with Sweden seventh.
I love France (8th), and i would move there like a shot if they removed all the French first and Switzerland (9th) would be ideal if it wasn't for the frightening prospect of running into Phil Collins.
The United States is 13th with the UK 21st.
At the other end of the scale, Niger, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone are all to be given a wide berth although the continent of Africa should be avoided in general as it almost dominates the bottom end of the chart.
The 182 countries were ranked according to the quality of life their citizens experienced and as 3 of the top 4 are well known for their snow, it seems the secret to living long and prospering is to move somewhere cold.