Spain (24th) is the Western European country whose prosperity has improved most in the past decade, driven by a notable improvement in Safety and Security. There has been a sharp decline in property crime,while the percentage of people who have reported stolen property in the last year has fallen from 14% to 8%.Read More
South Africa is 75th in the overall Prosperity Index rankings. Since 2011, South Africa has moved down the rankings table by 6 places.
South Africa performs most strongly in Personal Freedom and Social Capital but is weakest in Natural Environment. The biggest improvement compared to a decade ago came in Social Capital.
Visit our Rankings table to see how South Africa compares to other countries.
16 November, 2020
If this time is about anything, it is for each nation to decide its character and who it wants to be. The decisions we make now will create the foundation for our nations…Read more