The list of best countries in the world: Guess who has taken the first place?

The best countries list is conceived based on the foundation of global perception of more than 60 criteria. Around 21 000 people took part in the research which was conducted in the whole world. The results which arrived were to some extent different from the last research as they had several changes even in the first ten, top countries.

Switzerland maintains the reputation of having high-level civil rights, low unemployment and the good quality of life in general, which puts it on the very top of the list.

According to one American magazine – Switzerland offers the break of instability which western political order pressed by populism is going through.

Subsequently, the country that is right behind Switzerland on the best country in the world list is Canada, which ranked 2nd place. The United Kingdom, a highly developed nation, is found on place number three.

Germany has dropped to fourth place, right behind Canada and Britain. The fifth place is taken by Japan, and the sixth place by Sweden.

The United States of America, which presents the world’s economic power, is now on place number seven, which means that it has faced the drop of four places. After the election of Trump, U.S. has slipped from fourth to the seventh position.


“Among the 21,000 surveyed, 75% said they lost some respect for U.S. leadership after the 2016 presidential election.”

The research has proved that U.S. is still considered to be the most powerful country in the world, while Russia follows. However, the difference between the two is almost negligible.

“The United States ranked lower than past years across multiple categories, including best for business, citizenship, adventure tourism, education, transparency and headquartering a corporation. However, the country remained No. 1 on the list of most powerful countries closely followed by Russia and China.”

In addition, Australia, France and Norway are found in the first ten places.