Let's hear it for second best
Australia ranked no 2 behind France for lifestyle.
"AUSTRALIA has ranked second behind France in the 2007 quality of life survey conducted by the American travel magazine International Living.
While France retained first place, Australia moved up a position in the list of 191 countries surveyed.
...The rankings were based on scores out of 100 in nine categories: cost of living; culture and leisure; economy; environment; freedom; health; infrastructure; safety and risk; and climate. Australia received excellent scores for climate (89), economy (89), and cost of living (73)."