The BAV Group, a unit of communications company VMLY&R, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, surveyed 20,300 citizens from 36 countries in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa were asked to score 80 countries on 75 different attributes.
The attributes were grouped under different categories: adventure, citizenship, cultural influence, entrepreneurship, heritage, movers, open for business, power and quality of life.
The Quality of Life ranking is based on an equally weighted average of scores from nine attributes: affordable, a good job market, economically stable, family friendly, income equality, politically stable, safe, well-developed public education system and well-developed public health system.
2019 Quality of Life Rankings
- Canada (no change from 2018)
- Sweden (#3 in 2018)
- Denmark (#2 in 2018)
- Norway (no change from 2018)
- Switzerland (#6 in 2018)
- Finland (#7 in 2018)
- Australia (#5 in 2018)
- Netherlands (no change from 2018)
- New Zealand (no change in 2018)
- Germany (no change in 2018)