Best Countries 2019

Many people around the world believe that they live in the best nation. While your own personal circumstances may lead you to believe that you live in the best country in the world, does this hold true for other people in your country? How do you even measure which nation is truly the best?

One of the best measurements for the top countries in the world is the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Countries list. This country looks at a total of 65 attributes to determine which nations are the best in the world. Attributes are broken up into nine subrankings, including Power, Quality of Life, Adventure, Cultural Influence, and Entrepreneurship. These subrankings hold different weight. For example, the Adventure subranking only accounts for 2 percent of the score, while Citizenship accounts for over 15% of a nation’s total score.

Based on these factors, Switzerland tops the 2019 Best Countries list. Coming in second is Japan, followed by Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

The top 20 best countries according to this study include:

Rank Flag Country Population 2019
1China1,433,783,686
2United States329,064,917
3Japan126,860,301
4Germany83,517,045
5United Kingdom67,530,172
6France65,129,728
7Italy60,550,075
8Spain46,736,776
9Canada37,411,047
10Australia25,203,198
11Netherlands17,097,130
12Belgium11,539,328
13Sweden10,036,379
14Switzerland8,591,365
15Singapore5,804,337
16Denmark5,771,876
17Finland5,532,156
18Norway5,378,857
19New Zealand4,783,063
20Luxembourg615,729