NZ 5th most prosperous in the world

The 2013 Legatum Prosperity Index has just been published. NZ is in 5th place out of 142 countries, which is the highest rating for an Asia-Pacific country. The top 10 are:

  1. Norway
  2. Switzerland
  3. Canada
  4. Sweden
  5. New Zealand
  6. Denmark
  7. Australia
  8. Finland
  9. Netherlands
  10. Luxembourg

The bottom 10 are:

  1. Chad
  2. Central African Republic
  3. Congo
  4. Afghanistan
  5. Burundi
  6. Togo
  7. Yemen
  8. Guinea
  9. Haiti
  10. Angola

For NZ the sub-indices were:

  • Economy 17th
  • Entrepreneurship & Opportunity 15th
  • Governance 2nd
  • Education 1st
  • Health 20th
  • Safety & Security 15th
  • Personal Freedom 5th
  • Social Capital 2nd

There’s a lot worse places to live!

 

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