Denmark (1st) is the most prosperous country in 2021, ranking in the top ten for all but one pillar. It leads the world in Social Capital, with citizens reporting high levels of confidence in key institutions like the judicial system and courts (86%) as well as strong generalised interpersonal trust (74%).Read More
Ireland is 11th in the overall Prosperity Index rankings. Since 2011, Ireland has moved up the rankings table by 5 places.
Ireland performs most strongly in Economic Quality and Personal Freedom but is weakest in Infrastructure & Market Access. The biggest improvement compared to a decade ago came in Economic Quality.
Visit our Rankings table to see how Ireland compares to other countries.