In which countries is it better to live? Ranking of the countries with the best quality of life

In which countries is it better to live? Ranking of the countries with the best quality of life

In which countries are more basic needs covered? Where are there more opportunities?  Measuring and comparing the quality of life is something very subjective and difficult to standardize. One of the most interesting indices for doing so is the  Social Progress Imperative’s Social Progress Index, which averages scores across these 3 dimensions: basic human needs, well-being, and opportunity.

Social progress understood as a quality of life and basic needs

For the Social Progress Imperative, social progress is the ability of a society to meet the basic human needs of its citizens and establish the pillars that allow them to maintain the quality of their lives and create the conditions for them to reach their full potential.

The Social Progress Index is based exclusively on indicators of social and environmental results. To do this, it takes into account the following aspects:

In which countries is it better to live? Ranking of the countries with the best quality of life

 

Countries with the greatest social progress

Spain is the 20th country with the best life in the world, one position less than the previous edition. Norway and Finland are the countries with the best quality of life in the world, followed by Denmark and Iceland.

In which countries is it better to live? Ranking of the countries with the best quality of life

 

In the following table you can see the complete list:

Country Quality of life Basic needs Wellness opportunities
1 Norway 92,63 95,29 93,30 89,30
2 Finland 92,26 95,62 93,09 88,07
3 Denmark 92,15 95,30 92,74 88,41
4 Iceland 91,78 96,66 93,65 85,04
5 Swiss 91,78 95,25 93,80 86,28
6 Canada 91,41 94,72 92,83 86,68
7 Sweden 91,20 94,50 91,85 87,26
8 Netherlands 90,57 94,09 91,24 86,38
9 Japan 90,44 96,85 92,93 81,53
10 Germany 90,32 94,59 89,35 87,03
11 Australia 90,28 95,12 90,41 85,33
12 New Zealand 90,02 94,30 91,50 84,27
13 Ireland 89,47 93,91 89,58 84,93
14 Austria 89,44 94,42 91,32 82,58
15 Luxembourg 88,75 92,98 91,52 81,74
16 Belgium 88,68 93,13 88,12 84,79
17 Korea, Republic of 88,42 95,22 89,66 80,36
18 United Kingdom 88,25 92,67 90,50 81,59
19 France 88,23 92,46 89,98 82,25
20 Spain 87,53 92,57 89,03 80,98
21 Estonia 87,38 92,34 91,10 78,71
22 Czech Republic 86,60 94,44 86,07 79,27
23 Italia 86,56 91,28 87,77 80,62
24 USA 86,29 89,93 86,67 82,27
25 Portugal 85,97 92,20 85,81 79,89
26 Slovenia 85,83 93,58 86,21 77,70
27 Lithuania 85,58 91,30 85,44 80,01
28 Malta 85,24 92,99 86,32 76,40
29 Cyprus 85,03 91,19 86,60 77,29
30 Singapore 84,73 96,57 86,87 70,74
31 Greece 84,37 92,10 83,59 77,41
32 Israel 83,81 90,95 85,39 75,09
33 Slovakia 83,69 92,68 82,59 75,80
34 Latvia 83,43 90,58 83,18 76,51
35 Poland 83,08 92,68 82,06 74,50
36 Croatia 82,82 91,32 85,01 72,14
37 Chile 82,18 87,51 81,66 77,36
38 Costa Rica 81,73 87,11 82,59 75,48
39 Uruguay 81,15 86,22 81,23 76,00
40 Barbados 80,74 86,67 81,58 73,98
41 Argentina 80,38 85,00 80,01 76,12
42 Hungary 80,15 91,84 79,20 69,42
43 Bulgaria 78,81 90,43 75,04 70,95
44 Rumania 78,41 89,47 76,87 68,91
45 Mauricio 77,30 90,31 76,90 64,70
46 Trinidad and Tobago 76,82 84,58 78,54 67,33
47 Serbia 75,99 88,61 75,06 64,29
48 Ukraine 75,78 84,30 75,84 67,20
49 Georgia 75,47 86,49 75,86 64,06
50 Kuwait 75,32 90,74 77,62 57,59
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Comparing the quality of life of a country requires analyzing many factors, so many that they would never be enough for not taking into account more intangible aspects. In the case of this study, the indices of safety, medical care, pollution, and climate are taken into account, all factors that contribute to the quality of life.

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