THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2016

Bringing Prosperity to Life

Moldova

Ranked 96th of 149

At a glance

Ranks

96 th on the Legatum
Prosperity Index™

84th
77th
98th
49th
103rd
73rd
87th
123rd
142nd

SUB-INDEX RANKINGS

In the Prosperity Sub-Index rankings, Moldova performs best on Education and Safety & Security and scores lowest on the Natural Environment sub-index.

Visit our Rankings table to see how Moldova 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.

Despite its low GDP per capita and concerns about governance, Moldova delivers more prosperity than expected in relation to its wealth, but this gap remains small.

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.