Best Countries 2021

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Many people around the world believe that they live in the best nation. While your 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? Some people give more weight to their nation's wealth, its freedom, or the population's happiness.

One of the best measurements for the top countries worldwide is the U.S. News & World Report's Best Countries list. This country looks at 73 attributes to determine which nations are the best in the world. Attributes are broken up into nine sub rankings, including Power, Quality of Life, Adventure, Cultural Influence, and Entrepreneurship. These sub rankings hold different weights. For example, the Adventure sub ranking only accounts for 2% of the score, while Citizenship accounts for over 15% of a nation's total score.

Based on these factors, Switzerland tops the 2020 Best Countries list. Switzerland scored within the top ten for Entrepreneurship, Citizenship, Open for Business, and Quality of Life.

The top 10 best countries, according to this study, include:

  1. Switzerland
  2. Canada
  3. Japan
  4. Germany
  5. Australia
  6. United Kingdom
  7. United States
  8. Sweden
  9. the Netherlands
  10. Norway

Below are each country's total ranking and ranking across each category.

Best Countries 2021

Rank Country 2021 Population
China1,444,216,107
United States332,915,073
Japan126,050,804
Germany83,900,473
United Kingdom68,207,116
France65,426,179
Italy60,367,477
Spain46,745,216
Canada38,067,903
Australia25,788,215
Netherlands17,173,099
Belgium11,632,326
Sweden10,160,169
Switzerland8,715,494
Singapore5,896,686
Denmark5,813,298
Finland5,548,360
Norway5,465,630
New Zealand4,860,643
Luxembourg634,814

Best Countries 2021