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Interactive Infographic of the World's Best Countries

NEWSWEEK's list of the world's best countries.

 
Overall - by category   Education     Health     Quality of Life     Political Environment   Economic Dynamism
                                   
                                   
Rank Country Score Rank Country Score Rank Country Score Rank Country Score Rank Country Score Rank Country Score
1 Finland 89.4 1 Finland 102 1 Japan 100 1 Norway 98.5 1 Sweden 98.5 1 Singapore 83.1
2 Switzerland 89.3 2 Korea, South 96.7 2 Switzerland 97.6 2 Switzerland 94.2 2 Norway 98.3 2 United States 77.8
3 Sweden 88.9 2 Canada 96.7 3 Sweden 95.2 3 Luxembourg 93.3 3 Netherlands 95.7 3 Korea, South 73
4 Australia 87.9 4 Singapore 95.6 3 Spain 95.2 4 Finland 91.5 4 New Zealand 94.1 4 United Kingdom 72.9
5 Luxembourg 87.5 5 Japan 94 3 Italy 95.2 5 Denmark 90.7 5 Finland 92.7 5 Sweden 71.5
6 Norway 87.3 6 Switzerland 93.7 3 Australia 95.2 6 Australia 90.6 6 Denmark 92.7 6 Australia 71.5
7 Canada 87.3 7 Estonia 93.3 7 Singapore 92.8 7 Germany 88.8 7 Luxembourg 92.4 7 Switzerland 71.4
8 Netherlands 86 8 United Kingdom 92.8 7 Norway 92.8 8 Sweden 88.6 8 Austria 91.2 8 Finland 70.5
9 Japan 86 8 Ireland 92.8 7 New Zealand 92.8 9 United States 88.6 9 Australia 91 9 Luxembourg 69.8
10 Denmark 85.9 10 Netherlands 92.7 7 Netherlands 92.8 10 Canada 88 10 Canada 90.5 10 Japan 69
11 United States 85.5 11 Belgium 92.1 7 Luxembourg 92.8 11 France 87.8 11 Switzerland 89.7 11 Canada 68.5
12 Germany 84.8 12 New Zealand 91.7 7 Israel 92.8 12 Austria 87.6 12 Germany 89.5 12 Denmark 65.1
13 New Zealand 84.2 13 Australia 91.5 7 Ireland 92.8 13 Japan 87.3 13 Ireland 87.5 13 China 62.6
14 United Kingdom 83.4 14 France 91.4 7 Germany 92.8 14 Netherlands 87.1 14 United States 86.2 14 Malaysia 61.9
15 Korea, South 83.3 14 Kazakhstan 91.4 7 France 92.8 15 Ireland 86.8 15 Belgium 85.1 15 Israel 61.9
16 France 83.3 16 Germany 91.1 7 Canada 92.8 16 New Zealand 85.8 16 France 82.9 16 Germany 61.9
17 Ireland 83.1 17 Poland 91.1 17 United Kingdom 90.3 17 Belgium 85.4 17 Slovenia 82.2 17 Netherlands 61.8
18 Austria 82.7 18 Czech Republic 91 17 Greece 90.3 18 United Arab Emirates 84.9 18 Poland 81.8 18 France 61.5
19 Belgium 82.7 19 Sweden 90.8 17 Finland 90.3 19 United Kingdom 84.7 19 Korea, South 81.7 19 Spain 60.7
20 Singapore 80.9 20 Cuba 90.7 17 Denmark 90.3 20 Italy 84 20 Czech Republic 81.7 20 Belgium 60.5
21 Spain 80.9 21 Denmark 90.7 17 Belgium 90.3 21 Greece 82.3 21 Spain 80.7 21 Norway 60.1
22 Israel 79.1 22 Austria 90.5 17 Austria 90.3 22 Spain 80.1 22 Italy 80.1 22 South Africa 59.2
23 Italy 79 22 Croatia 90.5 23 Portugal 87.9 23 Singapore 80 23 Portugal 80 23 Saudi Arabia 58.8
24 Slovenia 78.3 24 Hungary 90.2 23 Korea, South 87.9 24 Kuwait 79.2 24 Slovakia 79.8 24 Chile 58.1
25 Czech Republic 77.1 25 Latvia 89.6 23 Slovenia 87.9 25 Israel 78.6 25 Japan 79.5 25 New Zealand 56.8
26 Greece 76.5 26 United States 89.4 26 United States 85.5 26 Slovenia 78.4 26 Lithuania 78.1 26 Kuwait 56.8
27 Portugal 76.3 27 Slovenia 89.3 26 Czech Republic 85.5 27 Portugal 78.4 27 Israel 78.1 27 Ireland 55.6
28 Croatia 74.9 28 Lithuania 89.1 26 Chile 85.5 28 Czech Republic 77.1 28 Costa Rica 77.6 28 United Arab Emirates 55.6
29 Poland 74.7 29 Luxembourg 89 29 Kuwait 83.1 29 Korea, South 77 29 Greece 77.5 29 Austria 53.9
30 Chile 74.1 30 Slovakia 88.5 29 Cuba 83.1 30 Slovakia 76.5 30 Chile 76.9 30 Slovenia 53.9
31 Slovakia 73.6 31 Russia 88 29 Costa Rica 83.1 31 Qatar 76.1 31 South Africa 76.3 31 Azerbaijan 53.6
32 Estonia 73 32 Spain 87.8 32 United Arab Emirates 80.7 32 Cuba 75.8 32 Hungary 76.3 32 Croatia 53
33 Hungary 72.8 33 Norway 87.1 32 Croatia 80.7 33 Hungary 75.5 33 United Kingdom 75.9 33 Qatar 52.7
34 Lithuania 71.4 34 Italy 87 34 Qatar 78.3 34 Croatia 74.4 34 Croatia 75.9 34 Belarus 51.9
35 Costa Rica 69.9 35 Belarus 86.6 34 Uruguay 78.3 35 Belarus 74.1 35 Panama 74.5 35 Estonia 51.3
36 Latvia 69.9 36 Malaysia 86.4 34 Slovakia 78.3 36 Poland 73.9 36 Romania 73.9 36 Russia 51
37 Malaysia 69.7 37 Portugal 86.3 34 Poland 78.3 37 Bulgaria 73.1 37 Estonia 73.2 37 Czech Republic 50.1
38 Bulgaria 69.6 38 Peru 85.3 34 Peru 78.3 38 Romania 72.8 38 Latvia 73.2 38 India 50
39 Romania 69 39 Greece 85.1 34 Panama 78.3 39 Lithuania 72.1 38 Bulgaria 73.2 39 Thailand 49.5
40 Kuwait 68.6 40 Ukraine 84.6 34 Mexico 78.3 40 Ukraine 71.6 40 Uruguay 72.7 40 Jordan 49.2
41 Panama 68.5 41 Israel 84.2 34 Argentina 78.3 41 Latvia 71.6 41 Botswana 72.7 41 Lithuania 49.1
42 Peru 67.1 42 Bulgaria 82.2 42 Venezuela 75.9 42 Estonia 71.5 42 Argentina 68.7 42 Portugal 48.9
43 United Arab Emirates 66.9 43 Panama 82 42 Turkey 75.9 43 Uruguay 70.9 43 Brazil 67.4 43 Kazakhstan 48.6
44 Uruguay 66.9 44 Jordan 81.9 42 Tunisia 75.9 44 Costa Rica 70.4 44 Ghana 65.7 44 Italy 48.5
45 Mexico 65.4 45 Bolivia 81.6 42 Hungary 75.9 45 Kazakhstan 70.3 45 Jamaica 65.5 45 Poland 48.4
46 Argentina 64.5 46 Syria 81.5 42 Estonia 75.9 46 Oman 69.8 46 Mexico 64.3 46 Brazil 47.9
47 Jamaica 64.1 46 Philippines 81.5 42 Colombia 75.9 47 Chile 69.5 47 Mozambique 63.8 47 Greece 47.4
48 Brazil 64 48 Venezuela 81.3 42 China 75.9 48 Malaysia 69.3 48 India 63.2 48 Morocco 46.8
49 Ukraine 64 49 Romania 81.2 42 Bulgaria 75.9 49 Azerbaijan 69 49 Dominican Republic 62.8 49 Hungary 46.2
50 Cuba 64 50 Albania 81 50 Oman 73.4 50 Russia 68.8 50 Ukraine 62.4 50 Peru 46.1
51 Russia 63.3 51 Chile 80.6 50 Romania 73.4 51 Saudi Arabia 68.4 50 Peru 62.4 51 Panama 44.9
52 Turkey 63.3 52 Paraguay 80.5 52 Vietnam 71 52 Argentina 68.2 52 Indonesia 60.1 52 Slovakia 44.8
53 Jordan 63 53 Turkey 80.4 52 Paraguay 71 53 Albania 67.9 53 El Salvador 59.9 53 Latvia 43.9
54 Qatar 62.7 54 Costa Rica 80.4 52 Nicaragua 71 54 Mexico 67.6 54 Malaysia 59.8 54 Bulgaria 43.7
55 Dominican Republic 62.7 55 Iran 80.2 52 Malaysia 71 55 Thailand 67.2 55 Tanzania 58.8 55 Botswana 43.7
56 Belarus 62.6 56 Ecuador 79.7 52 Latvia 71 56 Syria 66.3 56 Albania 58.7 56 Romania 43.6
57 Albania 62.5 57 Thailand 79.3 52 Jamaica 71 57 Jordan 66.1 57 Bolivia 57.1 57 Oman 43.5
58 Thailand 62.2 58 Oman 78.8 52 Ecuador 71 58 Turkey 66.1 58 Philippines 56.9 58 Tunisia 42.6
59 China 62.1 58 Uruguay 78.8 52 Brazil 71 59 Iran 65.6 59 Madagascar 56.7 59 Jamaica 42
60 Oman 61.3 60 Dominican Republic 78.6 52 Albania 71 60 Tunisia 64.8 60 Colombia 56.6 60 Mexico 42
61 Kazakhstan 60.7 61 China 78.1 61 Syria 68.6 61 Venezuela 64.3 61 Kenya 56 61 Egypt 41.9
62 Colombia 60.5 62 Egypt 77.9 61 Sri Lanka 68.6 62 Jamaica 64.1 62 Honduras 55 62 Pakistan 41.5
63 Philippines 60.5 63 Jamaica 77.7 61 Lithuania 68.6 63 Morocco 63.9 63 Paraguay 54.4 63 Colombia 41.2
64 Saudi Arabia 59.9 64 Vietnam 77.1 61 Jordan 68.6 64 Peru 63.7 64 Turkey 54.3 64 Philippines 40.1
65 Tunisia 58.9 65 Saudi Arabia 76.7 61 Dominican Republic 68.6 65 Dominican Republic 63.7 65 Nicaragua 54.2 65 Kenya 39.9
66 Sri Lanka 58.8 66 Sri Lanka 75.5 66 Belarus 66.2 66 Egypt 63.6 66 Ecuador 53.4 66 Ukraine 39.8
67 Morocco 58.4 67 Colombia 75.4 66 Saudi Arabia 66.2 67 Panama 63 67 Singapore 53.3 67 Dominican Republic 39.7
68 Paraguay 58.2 68 Algeria 74.8 66 Thailand 66.2 68 Brazil 62.4 68 Zambia 52.8 68 Turkey 39.6
69 Azerbaijan 58.1 69 Mexico 74.7 66 Philippines 66.2 69 Ecuador 62.3 69 Sri Lanka 52.5 69 Sri Lanka 38.2
70 Ecuador 58.1 70 Honduras 74.5 66 Morocco 66.2 70 China 61 70 Kuwait 50.4 70 Costa Rica 38.1
71 Venezuela 58 71 Indonesia 74.4 66 Honduras 66.2 71 Algeria 60.9 71 Guatemala 49.8 71 Senegal 38
72 El Salvador 57.5 72 United Arab Emirates 74 66 Algeria 66.2 72 Paraguay 60.7 72 Senegal 49.1 72 Cuba 37.7
73 Indonesia 57.1 73 Kenya 73.7 73 Iran 63.8 73 Sri Lanka 59.2 73 Jordan 48.9 73 Yemen 37.6
74 Egypt 57.1 74 Kuwait 73.5 73 El Salvador 63.8 74 Vietnam 58.7 74 Thailand 48.7 74 Zambia 37.5
75 Nicaragua 57 74 El Salvador 73.5 75 Ukraine 61.4 75 Philippines 57.9 75 Russia 47.2 75 Argentina 37.5
76 Honduras 56.5 74 Botswana 73.5 75 Russia 61.4 76 Nicaragua 57.2 76 Bangladesh 47.1 76 Indonesia 37.4
77 Bolivia 55.9 77 Tunisia 72.3 75 Indonesia 61.4 77 Bolivia 57.1 77 Venezuela 46.8 77 Guatemala 36.8
78 India 55.7 78 Brazil 71.4 75 Guatemala 61.4 78 El Salvador 56.6 78 Morocco 44.3 78 Madagascar 35.4
79 Iran 55.1 79 Morocco 71.1 75 Egypt 61.4 79 Honduras 56.6 79 Burkina Faso 44 79 Vietnam 35
80 Botswana 54.9 80 Argentina 69.9 80 Azerbaijan 59 80 Guatemala 54 80 Uganda 42 80 Iran 34.8
81 Vietnam 54.9 81 Guatemala 69.6 81 Bolivia 56.5 81 Colombia 53.6 81 Kazakhstan 41.6 81 Albania 34.1
82 South Africa 54.5 82 Nicaragua 69.2 82 Kazakhstan 51.7 82 Indonesia 52.3 82 Oman 40.8 82 El Salvador 33.8
83 Syria 54.4 83 Azerbaijan 69 82 India 51.7 83 Botswana 50.1 83 Egypt 40.8 83 Ethiopia 33.6
84 Guatemala 54.3 84 Uganda 68.2 82 Bangladesh 51.7 84 Ghana 50 84 Qatar 40.3 84 Uruguay 33.6
85 Algeria 52.1 85 Zambia 67.8 85 Pakistan 49.3 85 Pakistan 49.5 85 Ethiopia 40.2 85 Nicaragua 33.3
86 Ghana 50 86 Pakistan 66.9 86 Yemen 46.9 86 Bangladesh 48.5 86 Azerbaijan 40 86 Burkina Faso 32.8
87 Kenya 49.3 87 Madagascar 66.7 87 Madagascar 42 87 India 47.4 87 United Arab Emirates 39.3 87 Ghana 32
88 Bangladesh 47.4 88 India 66.2 88 Senegal 39.6 88 South Africa 46.5 88 Tunisia 38.9 88 Bangladesh 31.1
89 Pakistan 47.1 89 Qatar 66.1 89 Ghana 37.2 89 Uganda 45.8 89 Yemen 38.6 89 Nigeria 30.8
90 Madagascar 46.8 90 Cameroon 66 89 Ethiopia 37.2 90 Kenya 44.3 90 Nigeria 35.5 90 Honduras 30.1
91 Senegal 46.2 91 Nigeria 65.5 91 Botswana 34.8 91 Yemen 43.9 91 Belarus 34.1 91 Syria 29.7
92 Yemen 44.2 92 Ghana 65 92 South Africa 32.4 92 Cameroon 42.4 92 Cameroon 33.1 92 Uganda 29.5
93 Tanzania 43.1 93 Senegal 63.8 92 Kenya 32.4 93 Nigeria 41.5 93 China 33 93 Tanzania 27.6
94 Ethiopia 41.6 94 Tanzania 62.3 94 Tanzania 25.1 94 Tanzania 41.5 94 Algeria 32.6 94 Bolivia 27
95 Mozambique 40.8 95 Bangladesh 58.6 94 Cameroon 25.1 95 Ethiopia 40.9 95 Vietnam 32.5 95 Cameroon 26.4
96 Uganda 40.7 96 Mozambique 58.3 96 Burkina Faso 20.3 96 Senegal 40.2 96 Cuba 32.5 96 Algeria 25.8
97 Zambia 40.5 97 South Africa 58.3 97 Uganda 17.9 97 Mozambique 38.7 97 Iran 31.2 97 Mozambique 25.2
98 Cameroon 38.6 98 Ethiopia 56.1 97 Nigeria 17.9 98 Madagascar 32.9 98 Saudi Arabia 29.4 98 Paraguay 24.5
99 Nigeria 38.3 99 Yemen 53.8 97 Mozambique 17.9 99 Zambia 31.3 99 Pakistan 28.2 99 Ecuador 23.9
100 Burkina Faso 33.6 100 Burkina Faso 44.5 100 Zambia 13.1 100 Burkina Faso 26.3 100 Syria 25.6 100 Venezuela 21.7