To be on the list of the most privileged nations around the world, there are some important factors. Improving the lives of citizens plays a crucial role. In any country some important aspects are stability in a job, good working conditions, environment, safety, satisfaction from life, appreciative surroundings, proper facilities and financial stability.

These four major factors were investigated for this study to find the world’s most privileged nations:

  • Career opportunities
  • Liberty and life satisfaction
  • Safety and health
  • Financial stability

Most privileged nations around the world

  1. Switzerland– With 100 points, this country topped the study overall due to its excellent financial standing. Switzerland also has a high rating for health and safety and liberty and life satisfaction. In terms of financial stability, Switzerland holds 100 points, which is excellent.
  2. Iceland– The world’s oldest democracy but modern in nearly every respect. This is a small country, and its population is only about 368,000. Most of Iceland’s production is in private hands. In the list of privileged nations, with 91.49 points this country comes in second position.
  3. Norway– in third place, Norway scored top for liberty and life satisfaction, and career opportunities, in both aspects this country achieved 100 out of 100 points. The overall score is 89.39.
  4. Luxembourg– This country is at the fourth spot with only 0.08 points in overall score difference to Norway. However, this country has a high score in financial stability in comparison to Norway. Its total score is 89.31 out of 100.
  5. Denmark– In this country, religious freedom is an essentially unchallenged value, and Denmark is also known to experience changeable weather. In terms of ranking it holds an overall score of 84.91 out of 100, to be in the top 5 privileged nations around the world.
  6. Finland – It gets a slightly lower score in finance of 34.41, but achieves amazing results in liberty and life satisfaction of 98.32 out of 100. In safety and health, it has 94.28 points, and in career opportunity the score is 80.52. The overall score was 80.52 points, to hold the 6th position on the list.
  7. Australia– With a great score in the safety and health index of 90.49, it holds the 7th position in the list. Australia’s overall score is 80.50 which is only 0.02 points difference from Finland.
  8. Sweden– This country also gets a low score in finance of 38.64, but achieves amazing results in life satisfaction with 96.03 out of 100. In safety and health, Sweden scores 96.92, and in career opportunity it has 80.82. With these great scores, it has the overall score of 80.22 points to hold the 8th position on the list.

More countries from the list are here

  1. Austria
  2. the Netherlands
  3. New Zealand
  4. Ireland
  5. Belgium
  6. Canada
  7. France
  8. United Kingdom
  9. Germany
  10. United States
  11. Japan
  12. Slovenia
  13. Spain
  14. Italy
  15. Czech Republic
  16. Estonia
  17. Portugal
  18. South Korea
  19. Israel
  20. Poland
  21. Slovakia
  22. Lithuania
  23. Latvia
  24. Hungary
  25. Greece
  26. Chile
  27. Turkey
  28. Mexico
  29. Singapore
  30. Costa Rica
  31. India
  32. Russia
  33. South Africa
  34. Argentina
  35. Brazil
  36. Bulgaria


This study was conducted by the ABCD Agency to evaluate the most privileged nations around the world.