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The 2007 Legatum Prosperity Index
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Material WealthLife Satisfaction
Invests ProductivelyCommercialises New IdeasAvoids DependenceFosters Free Choice and OpportunityAlleviates Sources of MiseryDevelops Social Supports
Country 
   Norway1=392241615519-4-26-10592142261023115-11-425-14
   Sweden1=590141614518126439215299613134-11-325-17
   United States1=690201316120-10-16629412-116102384-4-1266
   Austria4492201311021-11657901318101116115-3-34-4
   Canada5=886161416117-3060492154121617113-17-360
   New Zealand5=1183111516116-2-265195161614119106-1-614-9
   Denmark7108519171511501648901721861794-1-725-18
   Finland8=985181614115-3464118816219514102-18-519-8
   Germany8=297161413125-526618821316901411-1-1-66-16
   Switzerland10787261614-215146614841597715135-16-56-7
   Australia111382191515-115-6-362108915811915125-1-58-9
   Netherlands12=1680181613198761989162101714105-1021-13
   Singapore12=19916-1174-144826524759012-13129412-2-95
   Ireland141877161415-46172366158415-3762295-1752
   Iceland15247118151517-4-3661386161711-218126-309-6
   Mexico163559-1492-1-426469151019-7-347-87-411
   Israel17=177711512410-135625756-244911-1-21-32
   United Kingdom17=2173121416-29-416521791536014105-1-74-8
   Belgium19=2571171413331336720801319-21414101-1-81-10
   Spain19=26701412906-4-266198012200910120-344-8
   Argentina21306315-3112-6-3621684-2199-4-14-4-29-86
   South Korea22128310812-115-476536667-35-14576-8-130-10
   France231580171310212-6166346911-4-4613110-1-3-4-16
   Czech Republic2419761117-2158354327010112572-1-9-2-19
   Italy2522711611116-7-2663171101-6213122-4630
   Chile263261011115-30-36-2227814-16-7-263-58-37
   Greece272767810-406-7-36628739-33-27102-54-30
   Croatia28=296415-7-282-1542773352-3-25-2-24-5-1
   Japan28=1480261015010-12-167426310-8-10-615145-4-210-12
   El Salvador304148-633-11-4-34617824010-7-23218-913
   Portugal31=336091491-3-2-266267512516583-5-3-102
   Venezuela31=4742-3-5-153-11-3-36-171288-9120-3-63-596-812
   Slovakia33207411110-4158-1524064110-6725-7-10-2-8-4
   Brazil343950-34-710-10-8-26423763-89-1-4-20106-1612
   Hungary3523715124-4881055416412-6-87244-4-4-4-11
   Philippines364049-60-87-2-1265630720-11-11-7-301711-1312
   Bulgaria3728650660114-232436266-713-330-1-2-1-12
   Poland38=34606122-31-3-355396594-7004-8-122-65
   South Africa38=3658-291121-6-35437667170-2-1-19-1605-109
   Indonesia404544-6-4-99-5-7-1612972-4-57-14-8-46861614
   Romania413757-647416-2-24438652-502-522-131-127
   China424347-4-16-1-5-63663369-10457-636-4318-11
   Jordan434248-5-72-64-2133568-3-115-29-7-1-1720014
   Russia4431612-8-2-7517-6-25-74841-7-7-1512-2-33-15-34-3-11
   Turkey453852-3-1-1-5-6-3664549-1-12-16-9-500-66-69
   India464445-73-9-1-6-9-3664649-2-8-14-12-9-918496
   Bangladesh474842-8-70-8-10-3374454-9-2-14-10-851910-312
   Egypt484642-7-11-152-1-5-3434747-8-15-17-26-8-3-146712
   Pakistan494941-8-1423-9-10-3464940-125-27-9-91410-1110
   Zimbabwe505035-7-15-13-8-5-32-95032-180-13-9-30-620-26-1112

Prosperity Index scores for all countries are shown above. Each factor in the Index is scaled so that zero represents the world average. The Material Wealth and Life Satisfaction scores for each country are calculated based on a weighted average of the Index factors and rounded to the nearest integer. The weights for the Index factors are assigned based on statistical analysis of historical data. The overall Prosperity Index rank is based on the average of a country's Material Wealth and Life Satisfaction ranks. An equals sign ('=') indicates a tie.