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OVERALL RANKING

The Prosperity Index ranks countries according to their performance across eight equally-weighted sub-indexes. The 2014 rankings reveal the most and least prosperous countries in the world.

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THE PROSPERITY INDEX

Is a nation’s prosperity defined solely by its GDP? Prosperity is more than just the accumulation of material wealth, it is also the joy of everyday life and the prospect of an even better life in the future. This is true for individuals as well as nations. The Prosperity Index is the only global measurement of prosperity based on both income and wellbeing. It is the most comprehensive tool of its kind and is the definitive measure of global progress.

The Legatum Prosperity Index™ offers a unique insight into how prosperity is forming and changing across the world.

Today’s report by the Legatum Institute provides further international support for the UK Government’s long-term economic plan

- George Osborne

The Legatum Institute does invaluable work; its Prosperity Index is an excellent tool

- Tim Montgomerie, The Times

Allows us to see the way nations perform on globally significant factors

- Fareed Zakaria, CNN

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Country Rankings

Headline Findings

Regional Findings

What is Prosperity?