Who doesn’t want to have a privileged life? A balanced and comfortable life is a dream of many. What a contented feeling it is to be a resident of the most privileged countries around the globe. Yes, privileged people enjoy advantages or benefits that only a tiny portion of people want, but that doesn’t mean they do not believe in putting in the effort to make their lives perfect.
Being present at the right place and the right time is what defines luck. A study conducted in July 2021 by ABCD agency investigated the 44 most privileged countries around the world.
Fields of Investigation
Just as any other study is dependent on some factors, this study was also based on 19 fields of investigation that were broadly sectioned under four main sub-categories. The factors studied here are:-
● Career Opportunities
● Health and Safety
● Liberty and Life Satisfaction
● Finances or Financial Stability
The five most Privileged Countries around the Globe based on each of the influential factors
Before looking at the top countries in overall scores, let us have a look at the countries who topped the list in different fields of investigation:-
Career Opportunities: Norway scored 100, where social mobility is high, and youth unemployment is low. Denmark followed next with a score of 96.57. The other 3 top rankers were Iceland at 93.10, Luxembourg at 90.48, and Switzerland at 87.26.
Freedom: Here again, Norway took away the number 1 with a score of 100, where the passport strength at 132 is the highest. With a score of 99.85, Denmark is the 2nd highest, followed by Finland at 98.32, Luxembourg at 98.18, and Switzerland at 97.96.
Health and safety: Factors like population, safety in homicide, road safety, life expectancy, air pollution, and social benefits were taken into consideration for this. Canada came in first position with a 100 score in this aspect. The second place holder was France with 98.64. The next 3 top contenders were Spain with 98.27, Italy with 97.74 and Norway with 97.34.
Finances: Some factors considered in this segment included disposable income, median wealth, number of millionaires and overall population. Though this is the sector where most countries scored very low, Switzerland took the spot here with $227,890 median wealth of adults. The other 4 top position holders were Australia with 73.41, Iceland with 72.49, the United States with 70.63, and Luxembourg with 68.13.
The rank of the 44 countries in the overall score
11. New Zealand
16. United Kingdom
18. United States
23. Czech Republic
44. South Africa