You have to decide in the end which is more important. Wealth, healthcare, education, nutrition, air quality, etc. We don't know how important these things are relative to each other. No measure can do this. We know how important they are for ourselves. Fact is, quality of life is relative, and there is no good way to compare it.People with good schools have a better quality of life than people where education consists of corporate advertising and memorizing multiple-choice tests.