Norway Ranked Happiest Nation Again

The index prepared by Legatum Institute for Forbes inquired 110 countries' prospertiy and well-being level. According to analysis on Economy, Entrepreneurship, Governance, Education, Health, Safety, Personal freedom and Social Capital of every nation, Norway topped the list for the 3rd year. The results showed that out of a 110 countries Norway ranked 3rd for economy, 8th for entrepreneurship and opportunity, 12th for governance, 4th for education, 4th for health, 2nd safety and security, 3rd for personal freedom and 1st for social capital. 

Facts About Norway 

Norway has a per capita GDP of $54,000 a year

95% of Norwegians say they are satisfied with the freedom to choose the direction of their lives

74% of Norwegians say other people can be trusted.

Christopher Helman from Forbes, however, criticized the choice by calling Norway as «a boring, godless, homogeneous place to live, with a massive welfare state bankrolled by high taxes» 

About the index 

The Legatum Prosperity Index seeks to answer these two fundamental questions. Most people would intuitively agree that prosperity is not just about money but also about quality of life. The Index defines prosperity as both wealth and wellbeing, and finds that the most prosperous nations in the world are not necessarily those that have only a high GDP, but are those that also have happy, healthy, and free citizens.

Read the Details of the Index

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