Safety and Security in the United States (19th) has weakened in the past decade, falling 11 ranks to 69th in the world. The country’s low ranking continues to result from high levels of violent crime, with the United States ranking 109th in the world for homicides.Read More
Iceland is 8th in the overall Prosperity Index rankings. Since 2011, Iceland has moved up the rankings table by 3 places.
Iceland performs most strongly in Social Capital and Personal Freedom but is weakest in Economic Quality. The biggest improvement compared to a decade ago came in Economic Quality.
Visit our Rankings table to see how Iceland compares to other countries.