Do you believe that having a good income with enough money to live a comfortable life is sufficient? Well if so, then consider having a great working environment with all the important employment laws being followed. Doesn’t it sound even better? So now, imagine a nation so privileged that it also provides its people life satisfaction and even freedom.
A study was conducted to find the most privileged nations in the world based on four major factors – life satisfaction and liberty, safety and health, finances, and career opportunities. Aren’t you curious to find out who these nations would be? Well, we are here to share this list with you. So, what are we waiting for? Let us get started.
Switzerland, the Most Privileged Country
The most privileged nation in the world is Switzerland because it offers the best financial prospects to its citizens. It is also among the top five countries in the context of freedom. Based on life satisfaction, human rights index, gender equality, and passport strength index, the Swiss are among the most independent people. What’s more, the nation offers its people a quality life with regard to their safety and well-being. This has been determined by factors like road safety, health status and life expectancy.
Apart from Switzerland’s financial status, the country is among the top five for career opportunities. This is measured by several elements such as the level of education, income equality, GDP per capita, social mobility, work environment and youth employment. Therefore, considering all the aspects, the Swiss are the most fortunate people in the world.
The Second Most Privileged Nation, Iceland
Among the most fortunate countries globally, Iceland ranks second due to great scores across the board in this study. It offers a high employment rate and good education. Another factor that has contributed is the financial status of people in the country – the percentage of millionaires with regard to the adult population is high and so is the average income of each household.
Icelanders have an average life expectancy of 83 years, possibly due to the country’s good air quality, low rates of road accidents and homicides.
The other most privileged countries
- The Netherlands
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- United States
- Czech Republic
- South Korea
- Costa Rica
- South Africa
The Bottom Line
While several nations keep trying to offer the best life to their citizens, some have clearly succeeded. All in all, the most privileged countries in the world have a few factors in common – good financial situation, healthy people, prospects for career, and life satisfaction.
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