In my project Exploring Quality Of Life I have chosen to look at a cross section of world countries. The countries I have chosen to work with for my project are Ireland (Europe), Brazil (South America), and Portugal (Southern Europe). Quality of life in a given country is often gauged by the happiness or contentment of its people. In my project I am going to compare five elements of each country. The five aspects I am going to explore include Life Expectancy, HDI Ranking, Healthcare, Literacy Rate, and Average Income. I believe that countries that are higher on the HDI scale usually have a higher quality of life because countries higher on the list have better healthcare and life expectancy. I believe this is true because countries with better healthcare can generally fight diseases giving more and more people a higher life expectancy. By exploring varying aspects of each of these countries I will look at whether the quality of life in a country is directly related to statistical data that I have compiled.