The Legatum Institute’s 2014 Prosperity Index scored Norway as the most prosperous country in the world, with the United States ranked as the 10th. 142 countries that are ranked in the Index. Central Africa Republic is the least prosperous
There are eight factors that go into the ranking. They are:
The Legatum Institute has released the Prosperity Index for seven years. The top ten this year are:
3 New Zealand
10 United States
In 2008, the first year of the Index, the United States ranked 6th place. 2009 it was 9th place, 2010 and 2011 it was 10th place, 2012 it was 12th place, 2013 it was 11th place, and now in 2014 it’s back to 10th place.
Legatum is a private, United Arab Emirates-based, investment organisation and thinktank. It’s headquarters are in Dubai International Financial Centre. It is interesting to see such a scoring from a perspective on the other side of the world.