Thursday, July 9, 2009
Dominican Republic ranked #2 in Happy Planet...
In a recent Happy Planet Index comparison of 143 countries worldwide (from Cambodia to Cameroon) the Dominican Republic ranked #2 behind only Costa Rica! By comparison, the USA ranked #114 and Canada #89.
The criteria used for the rankings are Life expectancy, Life satisfaction (Happiness index) and Ecological footprint.
I have to say that I am very pleased with the fact that 3 of the 5 countries in which I am recommending specific developments are within the top 30! They are:
-Dominican Republic #2
Then there are the other two countries:
Neither of which were mentioned, which I find a bit odd...the Bahamas are extremely Happy...especially the outer islands like Long Island. And Dominica?! Come on now...the filmed the Pirates of the Caribbean there...I've got a great opportunity there for a developer with vision interested in developing the first marina on the island.
Anyway...very cool that the DR is in the #2 slot...it couldn't be a better time to invest in any of these places, but the DR is experiencing a boom in some very nice luxury Caribbean real estate. Now IS indeed the time to buy and with the popularity of self-directed IRA's and 401K's...it's easier than ever!
Make sure you check out the Happy Planet Index...I had never heard of it before, but there is some very interesting (and useful) information there!
Hit 'em straight or take a drop!