South Korea is 35th in the overall Prosperity Index rankings. Since the Prosperity Index began in 2007, South Korea has moved down the rankings table by 2 places.
In the Prosperity Pillar rankings, South Korea performs best on Education and Health and scores lowest on the Social Capital pillar. The biggest positive change, compared to last year, came in Social Capital increasing by 9 places, whereas they dropped 6 places on Natural Environment.
Visit our Rankings table to see how South Korea compares to other countries.