London-based think tank, the Legatum Institute released its annual global Prosperity Index. According to the index ranking the most prosperous countries in the world, Norway is the most prosperous country among 142 countries.
The index compares 89 variables including traditional indicators like per capita gross domestic product and the number of people in full-time work in addition to factors such as number of secure internet servers in the country and how well rested people feel on a day-to-day basis, writes The Independent.
The variables are then split into eight subindexes: economy, entrepreneurship and opportunity, governance, education, health, safety and security, personal freedom, and social capital.
Norway has topped the Prosperity Index for the last past seven years. Norway is the only country ranked in the top 10 of every subindex.