Here Are The 25 Most Prosperous Countries In The World

Are you surprised by Ireland's position?

Helsinki

The world's most prosperous countries have just been revealed.

This is the 10th year of the Legatum Prosperity Index™, which ranks 149 countries in order of their prosperity. 

The survey looked at several variables to determine each country's position, including economic quality, business environment, governance, education, health, safety and security, personal freedom, social capital, and natural environment.

The bottom five countries on the list were: Yemen (149), Afghanistan (148), Central African Republic (147), Sudan (146), and Democratic Republic of Congo (145).

Here were the top 25 countries.

25. Portugal

Lisbon

24. Malta

Malta

23. Hong Kong

Hong Kong

22. Japan

Tokyo

21. Spain

Barcelona

20. Slovenia

Ljubljana-Slovenia

19. Singapore

Singapore

18. France

Paris

17. USA 

Los-Angeles

16. Belgium

brussels

15. Austria

Vienna

14. Iceland

Iceland

13. Ireland

Kerry

12. Luxembourg

Luxembourg

11. Germany

Berlin

10. UK

Edinburgh

9. Denmark

Copenhagen

8. Sweden

Stockholm

7. The Netherlands

Amsterdam

6. Australia

melbourne

5. Canada

Vancouver

4. Switzerland

Geneva

3. Finland

Helsinki

2. Norway

Oslo

Pic: Marina J / Shutterstock.com

1. New Zealand

Auckland

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Written By

Seán Kenehan

Seán is known for eating, drinking and writing, making him uniquely qualified to work for the Lovin Group. Seán enjoys skipping stones wistfully, puns that'd make a dad blush, and referring to himself in the third person.

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