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:

CountryQuality of lifeBasic needsWellnessopportunities
1Norway92,6395,2993,3089,30
2Finland92,2695,6293,0988,07
3Denmark92,1595,3092,7488,41
4Iceland91,7896,6693,6585,04
5Swiss91,7895,2593,8086,28
6Canada91,4194,7292,8386,68
7Sweden91,2094,5091,8587,26
8Netherlands90,5794,0991,2486,38
9Japan90,4496,8592,9381,53
10Germany90,3294,5989,3587,03
11Australia90,2895,1290,4185,33
12New Zealand90,0294,3091,5084,27
13Ireland89,4793,9189,5884,93
14Austria89,4494,4291,3282,58
15Luxembourg88,7592,9891,5281,74
16Belgium88,6893,1388,1284,79
17Korea, Republic of88,4295,2289,6680,36
18United Kingdom88,2592,6790,5081,59
19France88,2392,4689,9882,25
20Spain87,5392,5789,0380,98
21Estonia87,3892,3491,1078,71
22Czech Republic86,6094,4486,0779,27
23Italia86,5691,2887,7780,62
24USA86,2989,9386,6782,27
25Portugal85,9792,2085,8179,89
26Slovenia85,8393,5886,2177,70
27Lithuania85,5891,3085,4480,01
28Malta85,2492,9986,3276,40
29Cyprus85,0391,1986,6077,29
30Singapore84,7396,5786,8770,74
31Greece84,3792,1083,5977,41
32Israel83,8190,9585,3975,09
33Slovakia83,6992,6882,5975,80
34Latvia83,4390,5883,1876,51
35Poland83,0892,6882,0674,50
36Croatia82,8291,3285,0172,14
37Chile82,1887,5181,6677,36
38Costa Rica81,7387,1182,5975,48
39Uruguay81,1586,2281,2376,00
40Barbados80,7486,6781,5873,98
41Argentina80,3885,0080,0176,12
42Hungary80,1591,8479,2069,42
43Bulgaria78,8190,4375,0470,95
44Rumania78,4189,4776,8768,91
45Mauricio77,3090,3176,9064,70
46Trinidad and Tobago76,8284,5878,5467,33
47Serbia75,9988,6175,0664,29
48Ukraine75,7884,3075,8467,20
49Georgia75,4786,4975,8664,06
50Kuwait75,3290,7477,6257,59
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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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