To be deemed as lucky, one needs to have sufficient privileges that many others do not have. This is the reason why countries are often regarded as better than others. However, the ranking of the nations with the luckiest people is not easy to determine. Thus a careful study was conducted in early 2021.
Factors that are considered for a privileged country
As per a study conducted by ABCD agency, a country that offers privileges like a good education and work opportunities, freedom of choice, lower crime rates, and improved healthcare can be deemed the nation of the luckiest people. Though 19 influential factors were studied in detail, they have been classified roughly under four specific sections. These factors are –
Health: Factors studied under this category included road safety, life expectancy, health status, air pollution, social benefits, and safety index.
Based on the data collected, the nations that led the ranking for the year 2021 is Canada, followed by France, Spain, Italy and Norway in the top 5 positions.
Opportunities: Some of the factors studied under this category included GDP per capita, population, income inequality, social mobility, work environment status, overall unemployment, education and productivity.
Norway ranked with a perfect 100 score, followed by Denmark, Iceland, Luxembourg, and Switzerland as the top 5 rank holders.
Liberty and Life Satisfaction: To grow as a country, it is vital to provide space to their citizens to live as they want. Freedom of speech is essential for everyone to express their thoughts. Data studied under this category included factors like gender equality, human rights index, passport strength, and general life satisfaction scale.
Norway once again led the chart with a total of 100, followed by Demark, Finland, Luxembourg, and Switzerland, all having an average score of 98+.
Finance: Finance is vital to run a country. Business relationships of one country with other countries are essential for industrial growth and to balance the economy. Factors studied under this category included population, disposable income, median wealth of adults, and number of millionaires.
The nation that led the chart is one of the oldest and wealthiest countries in terms of financial strength, Switzerland. It was followed by Australia, Iceland, the United States, and Luxembourg.
Hence as per the mentioned factors, the following 44 countries are home to the luckiest people in terms of health facilities, education and employment opportunities, freedom and financial stability.
- Czech Republic
- The Netherlands
- United Kingdom
- United States
- South Africa