Best countries worldwide

Ranking of countries: demographics, economy, infrastructure, and more

Best countries of 2020 (1 - 5)
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Comparison winner
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Comparison winner
Japan
Comparison winner
South Korea
Comparison winner
China
Comparison winner
Qatar
Comparison winner
Cuba
Comparison winner
Germany
Comparison winner
Canada
Comparison winner
Kuwait
Comparison winner
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Comparison winner
Switzerland
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Japan
100points
South Korea
100points
China
97points
Qatar
97points
Cuba
96points
Germany
96points
Canada
95points
Kuwait
95points
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
95points
Switzerland
95points
Summary
Summary
  • COVID-19 statistics (87)
  • Geography (29)
  • Demographics (59)
  • Economy (93)
  • Infrastructure (38)
  • Quality of living (87)
  • COVID-19 statistics (88)
  • Geography (24)
  • Demographics (63)
  • Economy (86)
  • Infrastructure (33)
  • Quality of living (83)
  • COVID-19 statistics (97)
  • Geography (63)
  • Demographics (75)
  • Economy (100)
  • Infrastructure (63)
  • Quality of living (58)
  • COVID-19 statistics (86)
  • Geography (2)
  • Demographics (76)
  • Economy (96)
  • Infrastructure (50)
  • Quality of living (57)
  • COVID-19 statistics (87)
  • Geography (25)
  • Demographics (65)
  • Economy (92)
  • Infrastructure (24)
  • Quality of living (77)
  • COVID-19 statistics (87)
  • Geography (24)
  • Demographics (55)
  • Economy (87)
  • Infrastructure (38)
  • Quality of living (82)
  • COVID-19 statistics (85)
  • Geography (98)
  • Demographics (64)
  • Economy (85)
  • Infrastructure (41)
  • Quality of living (68)
  • COVID-19 statistics (87)
  • Geography (2)
  • Demographics (87)
  • Economy (95)
  • Infrastructure (30)
  • Quality of living (58)
  • COVID-19 statistics (82)
  • Geography (28)
  • Demographics (74)
  • Economy (81)
  • Infrastructure (34)
  • Quality of living (68)
  • COVID-19 statistics (85)
  • Geography (20)
  • Demographics (64)
  • Economy (89)
  • Infrastructure (33)
  • Quality of living (61)
Pros
Pros
  • Lower obesity rate among adults
  • Longer life expectancy at birth
  • Longer life expectancy at birth for females
  • Lower youth unemployment rate
  • Lower unemployment rate
  • Less COVID-19 new cases (total)
  • Lower obesity rate among adults
  • Longer life expectancy at birth
  • Lower youth unemployment rate
  • Longer life expectancy at birth for females
  • Lower unemployment rate
  • Less COVID-19 new cases (total)
  • Lower obesity rate among adults
  • Wider access to improved water sources
  • Less COVID-19 new cases (total)
  • More inhabitants
  • Less COVID-19 new deaths
  • Lower population density
  • Lower youth unemployment rate
  • Wider access to improved water sources
  • Lower youth unemployment rate for males
  • Higher percentage of internet users
  • Higher GDP per capita
  • Less COVID-19 new deaths
  • Lower obesity rate among adults
  • Less COVID-19 confirmed cases (total)
  • Lower youth unemployment rate
  • Lower unemployment rate
  • Less COVID-19 new cases (total)
  • More hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants
  • Lower obesity rate among adults
  • Lower youth unemployment rate
  • Wider access to improved water sources
  • More hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants
  • More inhabitants
  • Higher GDP per capita
  • Lower obesity rate among adults
  • Lower youth unemployment rate
  • Wider access to improved water sources
  • Higher GDP per capita
  • More forests
  • Lower population density
  • Less COVID-19 confirmed cases (total)
  • Lower unemployment rate
  • Less COVID-19 new cases (total)
  • Wider access to improved water sources
  • Higher GDP per capita
  • Less COVID-19 new deaths
  • Lower obesity rate among adults
  • Longer life expectancy at birth
  • Longer life expectancy at birth for females
  • Wider access to improved water sources
  • Less COVID-19 new cases (total)
  • More hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants
  • Lower obesity rate among adults
  • Longer life expectancy at birth
  • Lower youth unemployment rate
  • Longer life expectancy at birth for females
  • Lower unemployment rate
  • Wider access to improved water sources
Cons
Cons
  • COVID-19 deaths (total)
  • COVID-19 confirmed cases (total)
  • Population density
  • Railway network
  • Number of airports
  • Agricultural land
  • COVID-19 deaths (total)
  • COVID-19 confirmed cases (total)
  • Population density
  • Total land area
  • Total water area
  • Population below the poverty line
  • COVID-19 deaths (total)
  • COVID-19 confirmed cases (total)
  • Percentage of internet users
  • Unemployment rate
  • Overall life expectancy at birth
  • Life expectancy at birth for males
  • COVID-19 deaths (total)
  • COVID-19 confirmed cases (total)
  • Population
  • Population density
  • Total land area
  • Total water area
  • Percentage of internet users
  • Railway network
  • Number of airports
  • Youth unemployment rate for males
  • GDP per capita
  • Life expectancy at birth for males
  • COVID-19 new cases (total)
  • COVID-19 deaths (total)
  • COVID-19 confirmed cases (total)
  • Population below the poverty line
  • Percentage of internet users
  • Youth unemployment rate for males
  • COVID-19 new deaths
  • COVID-19 deaths (total)
  • COVID-19 new cases (total)
  • COVID-19 confirmed cases (total)
  • Population below the poverty line
  • Hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants
  • Adult obesity rate
  • Hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants
  • Percentage of internet users
  • Railway network
  • Number of airports
  • Youth unemployment rate for females
  • COVID-19 deaths (total)
  • Roadways
  • Railway network
  • Number of airports
  • Youth unemployment rate for females
  • Youth unemployment rate for males
  • COVID-19 new cases (total)
  • COVID-19 deaths (total)
  • COVID-19 confirmed cases (total)
  • Population
  • Total land area
  • Total water area
COVID-19 statistics
COVID-19 active patientsThe number of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 (coronavirus) currently undergoing treatment. Source: worldometers.info
COVID-19 active patientsThe number of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 (coronavirus) currently undergoing treatment. Source: worldometers.info75472627110736816645562619064129628239551
COVID-19 confirmed cases (total)The total number of COVID-19 (coronavirus) confirmed cases. Source: worldometers.info
COVID-19 confirmed cases (total)The total number of COVID-19 (coronavirus) confirmed cases. Source: worldometers.info862610613823414103862136569299291524344426732
COVID-19 deaths (total)The total number of deaths caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus). Source: worldometers.info
COVID-19 deaths (total)The total number of deaths caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus). Source: worldometers.info1782293342727394311913691281
COVID-19 new cases (total)The total number of new COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases according to the last official status report. Source: worldometers.info
COVID-19 new cases (total)The total number of new COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases according to the last official status report. Source: worldometers.info02246392481816155011971396
COVID-19 new deathsThe number of new deaths caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus), according to the last official status report. Source: worldometers.info
COVID-19 new deathsThe number of new deaths caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus), according to the last official status report. Source: worldometers.info040031391810042
Total score for "COVID-19 statistics"
Total score for "COVID-19 statistics"
Geography
CoastlineThe total length of the border between the land area and the sea, including the country’s islands.
CoastlineThe total length of the border between the land area and the sea, including the country’s islands.29 751 km2 413 km14 500 km563 km3 735 km2 389 km202 080 km499 km0 km0 km
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 0.007km².364 485 km²96 920 km²9 326 410 km²11 586 km²109 820 km²348 672 km²9 093 507 km²17 818 km²2 586 km²39 997 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.12.5%18.1%54.7%5.6%60.3%48%6.8%8.5%50.7%38.7%
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.68.5%63.9%22.3%0%27.3%31.8%34.1%0.4%33.5%31.5%
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.13 430 km²2 800 km²270 550 km²0 km²1 040 km²8 350 km²891 163 km²0 km²N.A.1 280 km²
Total score for "Geography"
Total score for "Geography"
Demographics
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.89 years85.8 years78.1 years81.2 years81.4 years83.4 years84.8 years79.8 years85 years85.2 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.82.2 years79.4 years73.7 years76.9 years76.6 years78.6 years79.4 years76.9 years79.9 years80.4 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.85.5 years82.5 years75.8 years79 years78.9 years80.9 years82 years78.3 years82.4 years82.7 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 centers and research hubs. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
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 centers and research hubs. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.126.317 million51.811 million1398.719 million2.781 million11.1 million80.4 million37.6 million4.6 million0.613 million8.555 million
Population densityPopulation density shows how cramped or spread out inhabitants are. Cities or countries with high population densities can be considered overpopulated, which can be a problem if the infrastructure is underdeveloped. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
Population densityPopulation density shows how cramped or spread out inhabitants are. Cities or countries with high population densities can be considered overpopulated, which can be a problem if the infrastructure is underdeveloped. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.334 people/km²517 people/km²145 people/km²240 people/km²102.1 people/km²230 people/km²3.92 people/km²200.2 people/km²233.7 people/km²207 people/km²
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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.45 565.00$43 212.00$19 520.00$128 702.00$22 237.00$50 800.00$51 546.00$69 669.00$114 825.00$64 649.00$
Unemployment rateLow unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official stats, 2020.
Unemployment rateLow unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official stats, 2020.2.9%3.7%3.9%8.9%2.6%3.8%6.3%1.1%5.8%3.2%
Youth unemployment rate for femalesThe percent of the total labor force comprised of young females (ages 15-24) who are unemployed during a specific year.
Youth unemployment rate for femalesThe percent of the total labor force comprised of young females (ages 15-24) who are unemployed during a specific year.3.1%9.7%N.A.2%5.6%5.8%9.6%30%13.2%8%
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.4.1%11.3%N.A.0.2%6.4%7.6%12.5%9.4%17.2%8.1%
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 youth 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 youth labor force.3.6%10.4%N.A.0.5%6.1%6.8%11.1%15.4%15.4%8.1%
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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.92%89.9%53.2%94.3%38.8%89.6%89.8%78.4%97.5%89.4%
Number of airportsThe presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
Number of airportsThe presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.175111507613353914677263
Railway networkThe total length of the country’s railway network.
Railway networkThe total length of the country’s railway network.27 311km3 979km131 000kmN.A.8 367km33 590km77 932km0km275km5 196km
RoadwaysThe total length of the country’s paved and unpaved roads.
RoadwaysThe total length of the country’s paved and unpaved roads.1 218 772 km100 428 km4 773 500 km7 039 km60 000 km625 000 km1 042 300 km5 794 km2 875 km71 557 km
Total score for "Infrastructure"
Total score for "Infrastructure"
Quality of living
Adult obesity rateThe percentage of adults considered obese. An obese adult has a Body Mass Index (BMI) equal to or greater than 30. Obesity is a public health problem and increases the risk of chronic diseases.
Adult obesity rateThe percentage of adults considered obese. An obese adult has a Body Mass Index (BMI) equal to or greater than 30. Obesity is a public health problem and increases the risk of chronic diseases.4.3%4.7%6.2%35.1%24.6%22.3%29.4%37.9%22.6%19.5%
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.100%97.8%95.5%100%94.9%100%99.8%99%100%100%
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: , 2020
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: , 202013.411.54.21.25.28.32.724.94.7
Population below the poverty lineThe percentage of the country’s population living below the poverty line, as reported by official statistics.
Population below the poverty lineThe percentage of the country’s population living below the poverty line, as reported by official statistics.1.4%14.4%3.3%N.A.N.A.16.7%9.4%N.A.N.A.6.6%
Public health carePublic health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2020.
Public health carePublic health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2020.
Total score for "Quality of living"
Total score for "Quality of living"
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