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Is this an accurate list of the world's most prosperous countries?

This is apparently based on standards of living, human development index, wealth, social equality, standard of education, healthcare, life expectancy, employment, freedom, happiness and lack of crime, poverty, war and social unrest. The number in brackets indicates where the country ranks for the size of its economy.

1 (24) Norway

2 (12) Australia

3 (21) Sweden

4 (17) Netherlands

5 (55) New Zealand

6 (116) Iceland

7 (45) Ireland

8 (NA) Liechtenstein

9 (4) Germany

10 (32) Denmark

11 (19) Switzerland

12 (26) Taiwan

13 (3) Japan

14 (73) Slovenia

15 (37) Finland

16 (11) Canada

17 (46) Czech Republic

18 (28) Austria

19 (22) Belgium

20 (5) France

21 (13) Spain

22 (68) Luxembourg

23 (38) Singapore

24 (7) United Kingdom

25 (62) Slovakia

26 (130) Malta

27 (52) Qatar

28 (41) Israel

29 (8) Italy

30 (1) United States

31 (100) Estonia

32 (56) Hungary

33 (35) Greece

34 (31) United Arab Emirates

35 (93) Cyprus

36 (156) Andorra

37 (109) Brunei

38 (15) South Korea

39 (23) Poland

40 (79) Lithuania

41 (42) Portugal

42 (91) Bahrain

43 (146) Montenegro

44 (89) Latvia

45 (78) Serbia

46 (167) Antigua and Barbuda

47 (36) Malaysia

48 (71) Belarus

49 (49) Romania

50 (148) Cuba

51 (168) Seychelles

52 (72) Bulgaria

53 (20) Saudi Arabia

54 (67) Croatia

55 (147) Barbados

56 (9) Russia

57 (172) Grenada

58 (53) Ukraine

59 (133) The Bahamas

60 (50) Kazakhstan

61 (75) Uruguay

62 (73) Palau

63 (39) Chile

64 (106) Bosnia and Herzegovina

65 (99) Trinidad and Tobago

66 (54) Kuwait

67 (83) Libya

68 (27) Argentina

69 (125) Armenia

70 (117) Albania

71 (149) Mauritius

72 (115) Georgia

73 (65) Azerbaijan

74 (112) Jamaica

75 (123) Republic of Macedonia

76 (80) Costa Rica

77 (14) Mexico

78 (87) Panama

79 (69) Sri Lanka

80 (81) Lebanon

81 (174) Saint Kitts and Nevis

82 (137) Moldova

83 (88) Jordan

84 (48) Algeria

85 (131) Mongolia

86 (51) Peru

87 (178) Dominica

88 (166) Saint Lucia

89 (77) Uzbekistan

90 (110) Gabon

91 (18) Turkey

92 (164) Belize

93 (34) Venezuela

94 (30) Thailand

95 (64) Ecuador

96 (151) Fiji

97 (2) Peoples' Republic of China

98 (90) Turkmenistan

99 (141) Kyrgyzstan

100 (76) Tunisia

101 (6) Brazil

102 (175) Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

103 (144) Suriname

104 (44) Philippines

105 (57) Vietnam

106 (70) Dominican Republic

107 (176) Samoa

108 (95) Paraguay

109 (16) Indonesia

110 (173) Vanuatu

111 (182) Syria

112 (138) Tajikistan

113 (160) Maldives

114 (98) El Salvador

115 (155) Guyana

116 (105) Botswana

117 (43) Egypt

118 (33) Colombia

119 (29) South Africa

120 (25) Iran

121 (63) Oman

122 (179) Tonga

123 (96) Bolivia

124 (136) Nicaragua

125 (108) Honduras

126 (181) Kiribati

127 (61) Morocco

128 (132) Laos

129 (74) Guatemala

130 (58) Iraq

131 (161) Cape Verde

132 (10) India

133 (171) Federal States of Micronesia

134 (118) Cambodia

135 (82) Ghana

136 (101) Equatorial Guinea

137 (114) Republic of the Congo

138 (59) Bangladesh

139 (121) Namibia

140 (180) São Tomé and Príncipe

141 (47) Pakistan

142 (84) Kenya

143 (150) Swaziland

144 (163) Bhutan

145 (172) Solomon Islands

146 (127) Madagascar

147 (145) Timor-Leste

148 (60) Angola

149 (97) Tanzania

150 (119) Papua New Guinea

151 (92) Cameroon

152 (85) Yemen

153 (113) Senegal

154 (102) Zambia

155 (103) Nepal

156 (122) Mauritania

157 (107) Uganda

158 (152) Togo

159 (177) Comoros

160 (157) Lesotho

161 (40) Nigeria

162 (139) Rwanda

163 (165) Djibouti

164 (135) Benin

165 (169) Gambia

166 (66) Sudan

167 (142) Malawi

168 (104) Afghanistan

169 (134) Haiti

170 (128) Zimbabwe

171 (86) Ethiopia

172 (124) Mali

173 (94) Côte D'Ivoire

174 (120) Mozambique

175 (158) Burundi

176 (126) Burkina Faso

177 (162) Liberia

178 (143) Guinea

179 (170) Guinea-Bissau

180 (154) Eritrea

181 (159) Central Africa Republic

182 (153) Sierra Leone

183 (129) Chad

184 (140) Niger

185 (111) Democratic Republic of the Congo

186 (NA) North Korea

Update:

@Agente Smith - But Sweden (3) is higher than Italy (29). The number in brackets just represents the size of its economy.

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  • 7 years ago
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    As you say in the question it is a list that is based on a lot of different factors, and prosperity is only relevant for some of these factors.

    I would say that you could include the following under the prosperity heading:

    Standards of living, wealth, standard of education, health care, employment and lack of poverty.

    Prosperity might influence some of the other factors, such as crime, but it's not such a direct link.

    I would rather say that the list is an attempt to index how good the different countries are to live in, with a focus on material goods and comforts.

    Edit:

    @Dante - Qatar being above USA is quite understandable, depending on what weight is given to the different factors that make up the ranking. Quatar is richer than USA (per capita), and it has less crime and better access to health care. They are behind on such factors as political and religious freedoms, so they are at quite level peggings on the list.

    South Africa should be below Columbia, as SA is one of the most crime ridden countries in the world. They have an abundance of problems, with a totally corrupt police force and government. They have massive unemployment and high AIDS rates. Columbia is about equally as bad, and is therefore next to SA on the list.

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  • 7 years ago

    No. The United Kingdom is not a country.

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  • 7 years ago

    OK idk a lot about all of the country's here and all but it seems pretty good to me.. but i think the brackets are more the economy yes? cous that's the only thing that makes since?? but yeah its seems pretty good but there more county's then jest this and how did u get this? i rely want to do more research into this so..

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  • 7 years ago

    Qatar above america? South africa below columbia? No, this is not accurate.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    There's no way Italy's better than Sweden, and Andorra is at the ssme level of Eritrea and Central Africa Republic!!

    Dude! This list is ****!!!

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  • NiNI
    Lv 5
    7 years ago

    I would put Taiwan and Czech republic lower then where they are and Austria higher.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    No, this list is incorrect and where did you get this list form anyway?

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