After Norway, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Ireland, Liechtenstein, and the Netherlands, Canada comes in at number eight in the UN’s annual ranking of the best countries in the world to live in. The assessment came in the UN’s human development index, which has been published by the UN Development Program for the past 20 years and combines individual economic prosperity with education levels and life expectancy. At the bottom of the list was Niger, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zimbabwe. Japan was at the top of the list for life expectancy, at 83.6 years, with Afghanistan at the bottom, at 44.6 years. Liechtenstein, a tiny Alpine state, soared in many areas, including having the top per capita annual income: $81,011.