Studies have shown that a privileged country balances opportunities, freedom, health conditions, financial independence, and more. However, we all live in a challenging world where things keep changing significantly all the time. With every change, the citizens of the nation are affected in some way.
So let’s find out how power and privilege affect people’s social standing. To make a clear judgment, a study conducted by ABCD agency was completed in July 2021. In this interesting research all 37 member states of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, as well as Argentina, Bulgaria, Brazil, India, Russia, Singapore and South Africa are included.
For this research, the below four main fields were evaluated-
- Career Opportunities
- Liberty and Life Satisfaction
- Health and Safety
These four major factors and 19 other sub-factors were evaluated to get a fair result. These included social mobility, the population in tertiary education, quality of the working environment, unemployed youth, human rights, passport strength, gender equality, life expectancy, and adults’ median wealth.
Top 5 most privileged countries around the world
- Switzerland: With an overall score of 100, Switzerland tops the list. This country ranks as the most financially secure nation also with a score of 100 out of 100. As a result, the life satisfaction index, safety and health, and career opportunities here are also exceptionally high. This is a great milestone for this country.
- Iceland: A surprising addition, Iceland has an overall score of 91.49 due to very high scores in career opportunities, freedom of choice and life satisfaction in general. However, with a slightly lowered financial index at 72.49, this lowers the overall score when compared to Switzerland.
- Norway: When it comes to career opportunities and life satisfaction, Norway gets the top score of 100 in both major fields of the research. Overall this country scores 89.39 points out of 100.
- Luxembourg: This country gets a total of 89.31 points out of 100. How wonderful it is to know that only 0.8 points difference in the total numbers of this country in comparison to Norway. Luxembourg holds the fourth position on the list of most privileged countries.
- Denmark: Denmark is small but known as a very well-developed country with a robust financial structure. It achieved an overall score of 84.91, to take the fifth position with an amazing score in liberty and life satisfaction of 99.85 points.
Other 39 luckiest countries are as below-
- The Netherlands
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- United States
- Czech Republic
- South Korea
- Costa Rica
- South Africa