UAE ranked 141st in 2010 Quality of Life index - Culture & Society - ArabianBusiness.com LOW SCORE: The UAE was ranked 141st out of 194 countries in a most popular place to live index. The UAE has been listed below countries such as Colombia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Mongolia, Swaziland, Azerbaijan and North Korea in terms of quality of life, according to a new list compiled by a magazine specialising in moving overseas. International Living magazine's 2010 Quality of Life Index ranks 194 countries in terms of their quality of living and ranked the UAE 141st, just below Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan and North Korea. "This isn't about best value, necessarily. It's about the places in the world where the living is, simply put, great," claims the magazine, which is based in Ireland. The countries were scored in nine categories including cost of living, culture and leisure, economy, environment, freedom, health, infrastructure, safety and risk, and climate. The UAE scored high in the economy and safety categories but low in the environment, freedom and climate categories. The freedom category measures "a citizen's political rights and civil liberties", according to the magazine. The UAE scored 50 points overall while France, which topped the list scored 82 points and at the bottom of the list on 194th was Somalia with 30 points. The top ten countries were mainly European-based and included France, Australia, Switzerland, Germany, New Zealand, Luxembourg, the US, Belgium, Canada and Italy. Most of the Gulf countries ranked in the bottom half, with Jordan coming 104th, followed by Kuwait (106th), Syria (124th), Qatar (128th), Egypt (135th), Iran (150th), Oman (168th), Saudi Arabia (169th), Iraq (170th) and Yemen. The UK was 25th, India was 88th, China was 97th and Pakistan was 178th.