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:

Best Countries 2020

Country Population 2020
Australia25,499,884
Belgium11,589,623
Canada37,742,154
China1,439,323,776
Denmark5,792,202
Finland5,540,720
France65,273,511
Germany83,783,942
Italy60,461,826
Japan126,476,461
Luxembourg625,978
Netherlands17,134,872
New Zealand4,822,233
Norway5,421,241
Singapore5,850,342
Spain46,754,778
Sweden10,099,265
Switzerland8,654,622
United Kingdom67,886,011
United States331,002,651