In the overall Prosperity Index rankings, South Korea has fallen by 1 position from 35 to 36 when compared to last year. Since the Prosperity Index began in 2006, South Korea has moved down the rankings table by 2 places.
In the Prosperity Pillar rankings, South Korea performs best on Health and Education and scores lowest on the Social Capital pillar. The biggest positive change, compared to last year, came in Social Capital increasing by 12 places, whereas they dropped 4 places on Economic Quality.
Visit our Rankings table to see how South Korea compares to other countries.