WE. Rankings published by News the Netherlands Tenth best country in the world, one more than last year, but fell in favor of countries like Denmark, Singapore and Spain.
WE. News Top ranking 2021
For the sixth year in a row, the American media company publishes news, commentaries, consumer advice, reviews and analysis – US. News – published the ranking of the best countries. And for the sixth year in a row, the Netherlands finished in the top 11.
Based on their ranking based on the overall opinion of each country, the US News assigned scores for 76 different attributes to the 78 countries covered in a survey. Each score was based on 20,000 international responses to their survey. The 76 attributes are grouped into 10 subdivisions – one more than last year, with the removal of citizenship and the addition of two new categories to reflect the coronavirus infection and the global climate:
- Cultural influence
- Movers (predicting the future growth of a nation)
- Open for business
- Social purpose
- Quality of life
Netherlands vs 2020 2021: low ranking but high score
The Netherlands are in eleventh place in the worst ranking ever, but Last year the lowlands climbed to ninth place. This year, New Zealand has moved from eleventh to seventh place.
Interestingly, the country scored 88.3 out of 100, which is 0.1 point higher than the country’s score in 2020. Just like last year, the Netherlands scores exceptionally well in quality of life (88.3). As well as social purpose – the type which now includes attributes previously covered by citizenship (93.1).
However, the Netherlands again scores poorly in the Power and Movers category (17.2 and 27.4 respectively) and in the Heritage category (34.3).
Top 15 countries by 2021
Curious about how your home country worked? Check out the ranking of the top 15 countries in the world below:
- United States
- New Zealand
- the Netherlands
- South Korea
To see the full rankings and breakdowns for each country, visit WE. News site.
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