Best Countries 2020

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:

Country Population 2019
Australia25,203,198
Belgium11,539,328
Canada37,411,047
China1,433,783,686
Denmark5,771,876
Finland5,532,156
France65,129,728
Germany83,517,045
Italy60,550,075
Japan126,860,301
Luxembourg615,729
Netherlands17,097,130
New Zealand4,783,063
Norway5,378,857
Singapore5,804,337
Spain46,736,776
Sweden10,036,379
Switzerland8,591,365
United Kingdom67,530,172
United States329,064,917