A new ranking from the U.S. News & World Report has ranked the best countries in the world and Switzerland is right at the top.
A survey was taken from 20,000 participants. Also different experts and citizens from 36 different countries evaluated 80 nations. The criteria set for the rankings included quality of life, power, education status, economy, environment and others.
Japan witnessed massive jump in the rankings from number 5 in 2018 to number 2 in 2019.
According to a senior data editor at U.S. News & World Report Deidre McPhillips in five of the 9 broad categories, the global perceptions about Japan improved.
U.S. News & World Report executive chairman Eric Gertle said, “Today’s consumers have infinite choices on where to invest their capital and time.”
These lists “help make important business and life decisions.”
At the 10th spot is France, as the 10th best country in the world according to the U.S. News & World Report’s rankings
Norway is at number 9th with its green living, citizenship and best place to raise kids.
United States is at number 8th being one of the most influential nation in the world.
Australia is at number 7th, also among the top 5 nations to headquarter a corporation.
Sweden is at number 6th, especially best for green living, raising kids and headquartering a corporation.
United Kingdom is at number 5th, best for entrepreneurship, power and cultural influence.
Germany is at number 4th, great for education, influence, and entrepreneurship.
Canada is at number three on basis of its business environment and citizenship.
Japan is at number two for being the best country for entrepreneurship and other aspects as well.
Right at the top is Switzerland as “Respondents consider Switzerland the top country in terms of economic stability, access to capital, a strong legal framework and prestige,” said McPhillip.