Australia in Top 10 Prosperous countries

November 10, 2016

New Zealand

Australia remains in the top 10 as  one of the most prosperous countries in the world, according to the  ten year study by the Legatum Institute through their Legatum Prosperity Index™.   The study tracks the journey of 149 nations in order to explain how and why nations, with similar resources do better or worse than their peers and what drives and constrains the creation of a more prosperous society.


The institute’s belief is that prosperity is simply the opportunity for every person to discover, fulfil, and share their potential and involves both wealth and wellbeing with no person in poverty or in social isolation. Variables are then split into nine sub-indexes: economic quality, business environment, governance, education, health, safety and security, personal freedom, social capital, and natural environment.


Here’s their top 10 Prosperous Countries.


10.United Kingdom

9. Denmark

8. Sweden

7. Netherlands

6. Australia

5. Canada

4. Switzerland

3. Finland

2. Norway

1. New Zealand


Note: The two biggest drivers of global prosperity growth over the last ten years have been the world’s most populous nations, China and India, where many millions have been moved from poverty onto the road to prosperity