Israel has ranked in the top 20 of the United Nations’ best countries to live in list.

The UN’s Human Development Index is an annual ranking of nations based on measures like life expectancy, crime, income and education.

Israel, which took the 18th spot this year, routinely is placed among the best.

“Here’s something you probably didn’t hear in the media,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today. “The UN Human Development Index has ranked Israel 18th out of 188 countries. The annual index ranks countries in terms of economic strength, education, and health.”

“This high ranking is further evidence that the policies of the government that I head are leading us to a better quality of life in Israel.”

The United States took the eighth spot, with Norway, Australia and Switzerland making the top three.

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