I did a little further reading of the company and it is not an NGO. It is a for profit company that sells seminars on how to invest in other countries. It even buys properties and then sells it. I my view the index is tilted to where the company feels it will get the biggest bang for the buck.I'd like to understand their specific criteria in each category.
Besides the Economist the link will take you to a list of more reputable organizations that have a quality of life index than the OP.Either these people have their own agenda, or they are totally devoid of common sense. Even a casual glance at some of the scores reveals them to be absurd.
A much more scientifically based survey, with the criteria explained in detail came from the Economist Intelligence Unit:
Unfortunately the version I have seen dates back to 2005. Anyone know if a later version exists?