In the overall Prosperity Index rankings, South Africa has fallen by 4 positions from 48 to 52 when compared to last year. Since the Prosperity Index began in 2006, South Africa has moved down the rankings table by 4 places.
In the Prosperity Pillar rankings, South Africa performs best on Personal Freedom and Business Environment and scores lowest on the Safety & Security pillar. The biggest positive change, compared to last year, came in Economic Quality increasing by 18 places, whereas they dropped 9 places on Safety & Security.
Visit our Rankings table to see how South Africa compares to other countries.
23 August, 2017
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