10 most prosperous countries in the world in 2014
British think tank Legatum Institute (a division of the international investment group Legatum) published its annual ranking of the most prosperous countries - Prosperity Index 2014. Experts Organization from 2009 are monitoring the state of happiness and life satisfaction in 142 countries. To assess undertake economic indicators (GDP, incomes of the population), as well as less specific criteria (for example, the results of surveys of life satisfaction). 89 criteria divided into eight groups: economy, business and opportunity, governance, education, health, security, personal freedom, social capital. Using 12 data sources, including the Gallup polls, analysts assign grades countries according to each criterion from 0 to 10, and then make a summary rating.
Russia this year was on the 68-th line, losing for the year 7 points (in 2013 - 61 th place), it's the worst dynamics among the European countries with the worst performance management (115th place) and the best - education (26 th). From the post-Soviet countries the highest places in the ranking took Lithuania (42 th) and Latvia (44th). Belarus moved up from 58th to 53rd place, Kazakhstan dropped to eight lines up 55th.
For more information about the 10 most prosperous countries of the world below.
The best indicator: social capital (1st place)
Worst performance: management, business and opportunities (7th place) Inflation: 2, 1%
Life in this Scandinavian country to be extremely positive and stable six consecutive years, Norway headed Prosperity Index. 94, 9% of respondents confident in their future. 66, 1% of the population do not believe they will meet difficulties in finding or changing jobs.
The best indicator: the economy, governance (1st place)
Worst value: education (21 th)
Inflation rate: -0, 2%
Switzerland kept on the second line of the rating, which won in 2013. Despite advances in the management and economy, experts say a relatively low level of education in the country. In doing so the Swiss are satisfied with the formation, 84, 6% said that they are satisfied with the quality of training.
The best indicator: personal freedom (1st place)
Worst value: health (20 th)
Inflation rate: 0, 9%
In comparison with 2013 year the country has risen to two lines and has strong third place in the ranking of the happiest countries. unemployment rate - 6, 9%. 96% of respondents believe that the state and society will support them if necessary.
The best indicator of business and opportunities (2nd place)
Worst performance: the economy (18th place)
Inflation rate: 0, 8%
Compared with 2013, this year the Scandinavian country improved its position in the ranking. Despite the fact that experts say the rise in unemployment (7, 5% this year), and that only 22, 1% of respondents believe that they could easily find a job.
The best indicator: education (2nd place)
Worst performance: business and opportunities (17th place)
Inflation rate: 0, 9%
Since 2013, Canada has dropped two places. In this country, experts Legatim Institute noted the high level of freedom and tolerance towards migrants. But at the same time draw attention to the problem of corruption, which confirms the presence of 38, 7% of respondents.
The best indicator of business and opportunities (1st place)
Worst value: education (16 th)
Inflation rate: 0, 0%
This country is consistently in the top ten happiest. Sweden has not improved the position for the last year. But experts say the favorable conditions for business development at a positive assessment of the country's economy.
The best indicator: education (1st place)
Worst performance: safety (16 th)
Inflation: 2, 4%
Australia is happy in seventh place for the second year in a row. Especially highly appreciate the level of education experts in the country and a tolerant attitude towards migrants. But apparently, that's why security is suffering, here Australia occupies only 16th place.
The best indicator: safety (third place)
Worst performance: the economy (26th place)
Inflation: 1, 5%
Finland is still held on the 8th line of the rating. Economic indicators have not improved compared to last year (still 26th place). But on the level of security the country occupies the 4th place. Unemployment is a major problem, only 17% of respondents are confident that they experience difficulties in finding a job.
The best indicator: education (4 th)
Worst performance: the economy (25 th)
Inflation: 2, 5%
Holland stable since 2010 at the end of ten rating. Experts note the rather low economic performance for the second year in a row. But there is a positive change in the education system (4th place) and health (6 th).
The best indicator: health care (1 st place)
Worst performance: safety (31 th)
Inflation: 1, 5%
US back in the top ten of the happiest countries in the past year, yielding its place to Luxembourg. The best thing in the United States evaluated the health care system. But Legatum Institute indicates that America in the world is no longer perceived as a "land of freedom". According to this criterion the United States took the 21 th place, being behind not only the leaders of the Norwegian index and New Zealand, but also Uruguay (8th), Costa Rica (15th). Noteworthy and the low level of security (31 th place).