Sweden is the third most prosperous country in the world
Sweden has risen to be the third most prosperous country in the world, joining its Scandinavian neighbours atop an annual ranking of countries according to wealth and well-being.
Legatum Institute´prosperity index, now in its sixth year, assesses global wealth and wellbeing and benchmarks 142 countries around the world in eight categories: economy, education, entrepreneurship and opportunity, governance, health, personal freedom, safety and security and social capital.
So what do the latest prosperity rankings show us? Scandinavian countries Norway, Denmark and Sweden take first, second and third on the index with Australia and New Zealand coming in fourth and fifth respectively.