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Ross and John call Sweden to find out what’s so great about Scandinavia

What’s Scandinavia’s secret?

Australia has dropped to ninth in a global survey of the best places to live based on social progress, falling five places from last year.

Who beats us? Pretty much all of Scandinavia.

The Social Progress Index (more details here)

  1. Denmark
  2. Finland
  3. Iceland
  4. Norway
  5. Switzerland
  6. Canada
  7. Netherlands
  8. Sweden
  9. Australia and New Zealand (tied)

So what’s Scandinavia’s secret?

Ross and John called Chris Tancredi (pictured above), a Melburnian now living in Stockholm, to find out.

He told us parental leave, medical services and social inclusion are some of things Sweden does better.

But he hates the weather and doesn’t like the seafood-centric gastronomy

Click PLAY above to hear the chat