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
Sweden is 2nd in the overall Prosperity Index rankings. Since 2011, Sweden has moved down the rankings table by 1 place.
Sweden performs most strongly in Natural Environment and Living Conditions but is weakest in Enterprise Conditions. The biggest improvement compared to a decade ago came in Health.
Visit our Rankings table to see how Sweden compares to other countries.