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Which are the best countries of 2019?

Best countries of 2019 (1 - 5)
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United States
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Canada
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Russia
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Principality of Monaco
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Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
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Japan
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Germany
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China
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Australia
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South Korea
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Summary
Summary
  • Geography (77)
  • Demographics (70)
  • Economy (100)
  • Infrastructure (87)
  • Quality of living (50)
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  • Infrastructure (34)
  • Quality of living (68)
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  • Infrastructure (38)
  • Quality of living (69)
  • Geography (24)
  • Demographics (55)
  • Economy (87)
  • Infrastructure (38)
  • Quality of living (79)
  • Geography (63)
  • Demographics (75)
  • Economy (100)
  • Infrastructure (63)
  • Quality of living (58)
  • Geography (50)
  • Demographics (70)
  • Economy (84)
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  • Geography (24)
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Pros
Pros
  • Higher GDP per capita
  • Larger water area
  • Lower youth unemployment rate
  • Fewer people living below the poverty line
  • Larger land area
  • Wider total surface
  • Higher GDP per capita
  • More forests
  • Larger water area
  • Fewer people living below the poverty line
  • Larger land area
  • Lower youth unemployment rate
  • More forests
  • More physicians per 1,000 people
  • Larger water area
  • Larger land area
  • Fewer people living below the poverty line
  • Wider total surface
  • Longer life expectancy at birth
  • Lower unemployment rate
  • Higher GDP per capita
  • Higher percentage of internet users
  • More physicians per 1,000 people
  • Longer life expectancy at birth for females
  • Higher GDP per capita
  • Higher percentage of internet users
  • Lower youth unemployment rate
  • Longer life expectancy at birth for males
  • Wider access to improved water sources
  • More hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants
  • Longer life expectancy at birth
  • More forests
  • Lower unemployment rate
  • Higher percentage of internet users
  • Lower youth unemployment rate
  • Longer life expectancy at birth for females
  • Higher GDP per capita
  • Lower unemployment rate
  • More physicians per 1,000 people
  • Lower youth unemployment rate
  • Larger railway network
  • Larger road network
  • Lower unemployment rate
  • Larger water area
  • Fewer people living below the poverty line
  • Larger land area
  • Wider total surface
  • More hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants
  • Higher GDP per capita
  • More physicians per 1,000 people
  • Lower youth unemployment rate
  • Longer life expectancy at birth for males
  • Wider access to improved water sources
  • Larger road network
  • Longer life expectancy at birth
  • More forests
  • Lower unemployment rate
  • Higher percentage of internet users
  • Fewer people living below the poverty line
  • Lower youth unemployment rate
Cons
Cons
  • Percentage of internet users
  • Physicians per 1,000 people
  • Hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants
  • Inflation rate
  • Overall life expectancy at birth
  • Life expectancy at birth for males
  • Inland waterways
  • Physicians per 1,000 people
  • Hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants
  • Unemployment rate
  • Overall life expectancy at birth
  • Life expectancy at birth for females
  • Percentage of internet users
  • Unemployment rate
  • Inflation rate
  • Overall life expectancy at birth
  • Life expectancy at birth for males
  • Life expectancy at birth for females
  • Youth unemployment rate for males
  • Youth unemployment rate
  • Death rate
  • Population
  • Forests
  • Agricultural land
  • Inland waterways
  • Railway network
  • Unemployment rate
  • Population
  • Total land area
  • Total surface
  • Total land area
  • Total water area
  • Total surface
  • Inland waterways
  • Physicians per 1,000 people
  • Railway network
  • Population below poverty line
  • Percentage of internet users
  • Life expectancy at birth for males
  • Life expectancy at birth for females
  • Overall life expectancy at birth
  • Death rate
  • Percentage of internet users
  • Physicians per 1,000 people
  • Overall life expectancy at birth
  • Life expectancy at birth for males
  • Life expectancy at birth for females
  • Death rate
  • Percentage of internet users
  • Unemployment rate
  • Inflation rate
  • Forests
  • Total land area
  • Total water area
  • Total surface
  • Inland waterways
  • Physicians per 1,000 people
  • Railway network
Geography
Total land areaThe country’s total land area (excluding inland and sea waters). To get a better idea of how large the country is, you can compare it with a soccer field, which has 0.007km².
Total land areaThe country’s total land area (excluding inland and sea waters). To get a better idea of how large the country is, you can compare it with a soccer field, which has 0.007km².9 147 593 km²9 093 507 km²16 377 742 km²2 km²2 586 km²364 485 km²348 672 km²9 326 410 km²7 682 300 km²96 920 km²
Agricultural landThe percentage of land dedicated to agricultural use, including arable land, permanent crops, and permanent pasture.
Agricultural landThe percentage of land dedicated to agricultural use, including arable land, permanent crops, and permanent pasture.44.5%6.8%13.1%1%50.7%12.5%48%54.7%52.9%18.1%
ForestsThe percentage of land covered by forests. Forests have a key role in removing pollutants and cleansing the air.
ForestsThe percentage of land covered by forests. Forests have a key role in removing pollutants and cleansing the air.33.3%34.1%49.4%0%33.5%68.5%31.8%22.3%16.2%63.9%
Total surfaceIt can be nice to live in big cities or countries, as a larger space may offer more options for residents and visitors.
Total surfaceIt can be nice to live in big cities or countries, as a larger space may offer more options for residents and visitors.9 833 517 km²9 984 670 km²17 098 242 km²2 km²2 586 km²377 915 km²357 022 km²9 596 960 km²7 741 220 km²99 720 km²
Total water areaThe country’s total water area, summing up all inland waters: lakes, rivers, reservoirs, wetlands, etc.
Total water areaThe country’s total water area, summing up all inland waters: lakes, rivers, reservoirs, wetlands, etc.685 924 km²891 163 km²720 500 km²0 km²N.A.13 430 km²8 350 km²270 550 km²58 920 km²2 800 km²
Total score for "Geography"
Total score for "Geography"
Demographics
Death rateThe death rate, also called crude death rate, represents the number of annual deaths per 1,000 people at midyear.
Death rateThe death rate, also called crude death rate, represents the number of annual deaths per 1,000 people at midyear.8.2/10008.8/100013.4/100010.1/10007.3/10009.9/100011.8/10008/10007.3/10006.3/1000
Life expectancy at birth for femalesThe average life expectancy at birth for the country’s female population.
Life expectancy at birth for femalesThe average life expectancy at birth for the country’s female population.82.3 years84.8 years77.3 years93.4 years85 years89 years83.4 years78.1 years85 years85.8 years
Life expectancy at birth for malesThe average life expectancy at birth for the country’s male population.
Life expectancy at birth for malesThe average life expectancy at birth for the country’s male population.77.8 years79.4 years65.6 years85.5 years79.9 years82.2 years78.6 years73.7 years79.9 years79.4 years
Overall life expectancy at birthThe average life expectancy at birth is the number of years that the population of a country is expected to live. This metric reflects the overall quality of life.
Overall life expectancy at birthThe average life expectancy at birth is the number of years that the population of a country is expected to live. This metric reflects the overall quality of life.80.1 years82 years71.3 years89.4 years82.4 years85.5 years80.9 years75.8 years82.4 years82.5 years
PopulationPopulous cities or countries usually offer better employment opportunities because of their large economies. Big cities attract companies and business investment, and are usually important cultural centres and research hubs. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.
PopulationPopulous cities or countries usually offer better employment opportunities because of their large economies. Big cities attract companies and business investment, and are usually important cultural centres and research hubs. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.329.256 million37.6 million146.793 million0.03 million0.613 million126.317 million80.4 million1398.719 million25.456 million51.811 million
Total score for "Demographics"
Total score for "Demographics"
Economy
GDP per capitaThe GDP per capita is calculated by dividing the total GDP by the number of people living in the country. A higher GDP per capita indicates a superior standard of living.
GDP per capitaThe GDP per capita is calculated by dividing the total GDP by the number of people living in the country. A higher GDP per capita indicates a superior standard of living.62 606$51 546$30 284$168 000$114 825$45 565$50 800$19 520$52 191$43 212$
Inflation rateThe inflation rate represents the annual price increase for goods and services, indicating a decrease in the purchasing power of a country’s currency.
Inflation rateThe inflation rate represents the annual price increase for goods and services, indicating a decrease in the purchasing power of a country’s currency.2.1%1.6%3.7%0%1.8%0.5%1.7%1.6%2%1.9%
Unemployment rateLow unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.
Unemployment rateLow unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.4.4%6.3%5.2%2%5.8%2.9%3.8%3.9%5.6%3.7%
Youth unemployment rate for malesThe percent of the total labor force comprised of young males (ages 15-24) who are unemployed during a specific year.
Youth unemployment rate for malesThe percent of the total labor force comprised of young males (ages 15-24) who are unemployed during a specific year.9.5%12.5%15.7%25.7%17.2%4.1%7.6%N.A.13.6%11.3%
Youth unemployment rateThe number of young people with ages between 15-24 who are unemployed during a specific year. The youth unemployment rate is calculated as a percent of the total labor force.
Youth unemployment rateThe number of young people with ages between 15-24 who are unemployed during a specific year. The youth unemployment rate is calculated as a percent of the total labor force.8.6%11.1%16.3%26.6%15.4%3.6%6.8%N.A.12.6%10.4%
Total score for "Economy"
Total score for "Economy"
Infrastructure
Electrification rateThe share of the population with access to electricity, in both rural and urban environments.
Electrification rateThe share of the population with access to electricity, in both rural and urban environments.100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Percentage of internet usersThe percentage of the country’s population using the internet.
Percentage of internet usersThe percentage of the country’s population using the internet.76.2%89.8%76.4%95.2%97.5%92%89.6%53.2%88.2%89.9%
Railway networkThe total length of the country’s railway network.
Railway networkThe total length of the country’s railway network.293 564km77 932km87 157kmN.A.275km27 311km33 590km131 000km33 343km3 979km
RoadwaysThe total length of the country’s paved and unpaved roads.
RoadwaysThe total length of the country’s paved and unpaved roads.6 586 610 km1 042 300 km1 283 387 kmN.A.2 875 km1 218 772 km625 000 km4 773 500 km873 573 km100 428 km
Inland waterwaysThe total length of the navigable inland bodies of water.
Inland waterwaysThe total length of the navigable inland bodies of water.41 009 km636 km102 000 kmN.A.37 km1 770 km7 467 km110 000 km2 000 km1 600 km
Total score for "Infrastructure"
Total score for "Infrastructure"
Quality of living
Population with access to improved water sourcesThe percentage of the country’s population with access to improved drinking water sources, such as piped water or protected wells.
Population with access to improved water sourcesThe percentage of the country’s population with access to improved drinking water sources, such as piped water or protected wells.99.2%99.8%96.9%100%100%100%100%95.5%100%97.8%
Hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitantsCountries or cities with a higher number of hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants usually have well-developed health care systems. Source: , 2019
Hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitantsCountries or cities with a higher number of hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants usually have well-developed health care systems. Source: , 20192.92.78.213.84.913.48.34.23.811.5
Physicians per 1,000 peopleThe number of physicians (generalist and specialist medical doctors) per 1,000 people. According to the World Health Organization, there should be more than 2.3 health workers per 1,000 people in order to cover the primary healthcare needs.
Physicians per 1,000 peopleThe number of physicians (generalist and specialist medical doctors) per 1,000 people. According to the World Health Organization, there should be more than 2.3 health workers per 1,000 people in order to cover the primary healthcare needs.2.59/10002.61/10004.01/10006.56/10003.03/10002.41/10004.21/10001.79/10003.59/10002.37/1000
Population below poverty lineThe percentage of the country’s population living below the poverty line, as reported by official statistics.
Population below poverty lineThe percentage of the country’s population living below the poverty line, as reported by official statistics.15.1%9.4%13.3%N.A.N.A.16.1%16.7%3.3%N.A.14.4%
Public health carePublic health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2019.
Public health carePublic health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2019.
Total score for "Quality of living"
Total score for "Quality of living"
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