THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2016

Bringing Prosperity to Life

Benin

Ranked 128th of 149

At a glance

Ranks

128 th on the Legatum
Prosperity Index™

124th
120th
84th
143rd
145th
90th
65th
147th
87th

SUB-INDEX RANKINGS

In the Prosperity Sub-Index rankings, Benin performs best on Personal Freedom and Governance and scores lowest on the Social Capital sub-index.

Visit our Rankings table to see how Benin compares to other countries.

Prosperity Gap

The ‘Prosperity Gap’ takes a country's GDP and uses it as the yardstick to measure a nation's expected Prosperity Index ranking.

Benin is a low-income country that is delivering prosperity as expected given its wealth. The country does have notable surpluses, in Governance and Personal Freedom, but also significant deficits, in Education, Health and Social Capital (the latter being the biggest gap in this sub-index in Sub-Saharan Africa).

Note:
In the chart above, each dot represents a country. The curve shows the general tendency with which prosperity increases as GDP per capita increases. If a country falls below the curve, then we can say that compared to all other countries, it is under-delivering prosperity for its citizens. Likewise, if a country rises above the curve, then we can say that it is over-delivering prosperity for its citizens. Learn more about the Prosperity Gap here.

Alternatively, have a look at the Prosperity Gap view on our Rankings table for a full list of countries and to see how each of them are performing on the various sub-indices.

Data

How to read this graph:
When comparing multiple countries on a spider chart, data points that appear
further away from the center represent a better performance to the points that are closer to the center.