Uruguay (38th) is the most prosperous country in Latin America and the Caribbean, ranking 16th in the world for Personal Freedom and 28th for Governance. More than 90% of survey respondents were satisfied with their degree of freedom to choose what to do with their lives.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.