We complain a lot about the economic, political and social situation in our country, but the truth is that we live here quite well. We are not saying this, but the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which has developed a ranking that measures well-being in countries. Spain occupies position 19 of a list of 38, a position that is not bad at all if we take into account that the organization brings together the most developed economies.
To make this ranking, the OECD has not based on GDP figures and economic statistics, but on 11 topics that it has identified as essential for material living conditions and quality of life: housing, income, employment, community , education, environment, civic commitment, health, satisfaction, safety and work-life balance. Do you want to discover the 10 countries in the world that have fared best in this ranking that measures well-being? Well, do not miss anything that we tell you below!
Top of the list goes to Norway, which performs very well on many measures of general well – being . Its performance in environmental quality, personal safety and satisfaction stands out. In addition, it is above the OECD average in issues such as employment, education and skills, employment and remuneration, health status, housing, work-life balance, community feeling and civic commitment.
In second place we find Australia, which has a high performance on the issue of civic engagement and ranks above average in income , wealth, environmental quality, health, housing, employment and remuneration, education and skills, satisfaction and meaning. of community.
We return to Europe to tell you about Denmark, which ranks 3 on the list thanks to being above average in many areas: work-life balance, sense of community , environmental quality, civic engagement, employment and pay, education and skills, satisfaction and personal security.
Also European, it is the fourth country in the ranking. It is about Switzerland, where the following themes stand out: satisfaction , employment and remuneration, income and wealth, state of health, sense of community, environmental quality, education and skills, and personal safety. Of course, the country is below average in civic engagement.
The first American country in the ranking is Canada, which is in fifth position thanks to the fact that it is above the OECD average in housing , satisfaction, personal safety, health, income and wealth, sense of community, environmental quality , employment and remuneration, education and skills, work-life balance and civic engagement.
In sixth place in the ranking we find Sueca, which is above the average in almost all topics: environmental quality, civic commitment, education and skills, work-life balance, health status, satisfaction, employment and remuneration, housing , personal safety and sense of community.
We return to Oceania to tell you about New Zealand, which occupies the seventh position on the OECD list thanks to its high performance in health and a sense of community. And although it is below the average in income and equity, it is above in the rest of the topics.
In eighth position we find a European country again. This is Finland, which stands out for its high performance in education and skills. In addition, it is above average in almost all areas: employment and remuneration, environmental quality, satisfaction, personal safety, sense of community, housing and work-life balance.
The United States ranks ninth on the list thanks to its high performance in housing and in income and wealth . It also ranks above average in health status, employment and pay, education and skills, sense of community, personal safety, satisfaction, environmental quality, and civic engagement.
Finally, we have to talk about Iceland, which has a high performance in employment and remuneration , ranking above average in a sense of community, satisfaction, health status, environmental quality, personal safety, and education and skills. Of course, it does not stand out either in housing or in work-life balance.