THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2016

Bringing Prosperity to Life

Panama

Ranked 39th of 149

At a glance

Ranks

39 th on the Legatum
Prosperity Index™

47th
22nd
56th
69th
72nd
75th
31st
26th
42nd

SUB-INDEX RANKINGS

In the Prosperity Sub-Index rankings, Panama performs best on Business Environment and Social Capital and scores lowest on the Safety & Security sub-index.

Visit our Rankings table to see how Panama 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.

Although carrying a prosperity surplus, the size of this surplus has been falling. However, that prosperity growth has kept pace with rapidly increasing GDP per capita, is testament to Panama’s ability to generate prosperity for its people.

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.