How do we definite the quality of life in a country? Is it about safety and security, financial stability, or the standard of education and healthcare?
CEOWORLD, an international business and trade magazine, recently published its ranking of the world’s best countries for quality of life in 2021, ranking a total of 165 countries and territories.
Vietnam, which has just fully reopened its borders after a tough outbreak in 2021, took 62nd place, 39 spots higher than in 2020. The country scored 78.49. With such outstanding improvements, Vietnam has proven its ability to not only recover from the pandemic but advance faster than other economies.
In Southeast Asia, the host of SEA Games 31 is in 7th place. It’s no surprise that Singapore was in the top position with 87.64 points, followed by Thailand, the Philippines, and Malaysia. Laos was not included in the report. In the Asian region, Japan took the lead with 91.23 points and was the only Asian country to be listed in the top 10.
Finland was the world's best country for quality of life in 2021 with 99.06 points. Denmark, Norway, Belgium, and Sweden completed the top five. Commenting on Finland's position, CEOWORLD said: “Being safe, politically stable, and having a well-developed public health system drove Finland’s quality of life ranking to the top of the Best Countries 2021 list.”
Over 258,000 people from all over the world were asked to rate the countries on ten criteria: affordability, economic stability, family-friendliness, a good job market, income equality, political neutrality and stability, safety, cultural influence, a well-developed public education system, and a well-developed public health system. On a 100-point scale, each attribute was graded.