Prosperity Index: America is World’s 10th Most Prosperous Nation


We like to call ourselves the richest country in the world, but the 2010 Legatum Prosperity Index has different ideas. The Prosperity Index factors in both money and citizen wellbeing in its rankings. It “finds that the most prosperous nations in the world are not necessarily those that have only a high GDP, but are those that also have happy, healthy, and free citizens.”

Healthy? No wonder America’s at #10. Here are this years Prosperity Index Top 10, from Time:

1. Norway
2. Denmark
3. Finland
4. Australia
5. New Zealand
6. Sweden
7. Canada
8. Switzerland
9. Netherlands
10. United States

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  1. Baltimore Investment Management's Gravatar Comment by Baltimore Investment Management on October 27th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Wow! Norway, huh? I never would have suspected! You never hear much about any of those places, probably why they’re so nice to live in!

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