Warsaw is the best place to live in Poland, according to a report prepared by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and commissioned by Poland's Ministry of Regional Development. It took into account life expectancy, access to education and average income.
The top spot was given to Warsaw, followed by its nearby counties (powiaty) of Piaseczno, Pruszków and Warsaw West, then by Kraków, Poznań and Rzeszów. The worst situation was observed in the county of Suwałki in northeastern Poland.
According to the study, the best places in the country in which to live are in southern Poland, while the worst places to live are eastern and central areas (excluding Warsaw), since they have the lowest levels of social development on average. Most of these regions are the areas that were under the Russian rule between parts of the 18th through 20th centuries.
The survey was based on the UNDP's Local Human Development Index (LHDI), which measures local and regional development.
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