Map showing happiness of countries by their score according to the 2018 World Happiness Report
Map showing happiness of countries by their score according to the 2018 World Happiness Report
Map showing social and environmental progress of countries by their score according to the 2020 Social Progress Index
Map showing social and environmental progress of countries by their score according to the 2020 Social Progress Index

Canada ranks among the highest in international measurements of government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom, education levels, gender equality and environmental sustainability. It ranks among the lowest of the most developed countries for housing afortability, healthcare measures and foreign direct investment.

International rankings

Further information: List of international rankings

Worldwide rankings

According to the United Nations (U.N.), the generally recognized body which determines nationhood, there are 193 recognized countries with an overall total of 208 including 2 observer states, and 13 states with limited recognition.[1] Note: Below each survey uses a limited number of countries/region's for its assessments, see "Measurement(s)" for number variables.

Organization Survey Rank Value Measurement(s) Year
U.S. News & World Report Best Countries report[2] 1 100.0% Measures adventure, agility, cultural Influence, entrepreneurship, heritage, political and individual freedom, social purpose and quality of life in the 80 most developed countries: 2021
Anholt-Ipsos Nation branding[3] 2 70.64% Measures national competence, governance, immigration and investment, people; exports, tourism and culture in the 50 most developed countries 2021
Fund for Peace Fragile States Index[4] 3 - Measures risk and vulnerability of individuals of 178 countries 2021
State of World Liberty Project State of World Liberty Index[5] 4 Top 5% Degree of economic and personal freedoms of 183 countries 2021
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD Better Life Index[6] 4 - Measures wellbeing, environmental quality, quality of public services and security of the 36 most developed countries: 2020
International Comparisons (OECD) Social justice [7] 4 7.1 / 10 Arithmetic average of individual indicators of a "Just society" of the 40 most developed countries: 2020
OECD Tertiary education[8] 5 - Based on those 25- to 64-year-olds having completed tertiary education of the 50 most developed countries: 2019
The Economist Democracy Index[9] 5 9.24 / 10 (Full democracy) Measures pluralism, civil liberties and political culture of 167 countries 2020
United Nations Good Country Index[7] 6 - Measure how much each country contributes to the planet and to the human race, relative to its size (measured in GDP) of 125 countries 2020
Social Progress Imperative Social Progress Index[10] 6 91.41/ 100 - Tier 1 of 6 Measures well-being of a society of 132 countries 2021
The Economist Global Food Security Index[11] 7 79.1/ 100 Measures food affordability, availability, quality, safety, sustainability and adaptation of 109 countries 2022
The Heritage Foundation Index of Economic Freedom[12] 9 77.9 / 100 Based on the rule of law, government size, regulatory efficiency and open markets of 178 countries 2021
Institute for Economics and Peace Global Peace Index[13] 10 1.330 / Qualitative scale out of 5 Measures overall peacefulness of 162 countries 2021
Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index [14] 11 77 / 100 Based on public sector corruption of 175 countries & territories 2021
UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network World Happiness Report[15] 11 7.232 / 10 Based on (quality of) life factors of 156 countries 2021
International Institute for Management Development Most competitive economies[16] 13 - Economic indicators such as gross domestic product (GDP), unemployment and healthcare / education of the top 67 most developed countries 2019
Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index [17] 14 - Level of freedom available to journalists of 180 countries 2021
World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index[18] 14 79.6 / 100 Measures level of prosperity of citizens of 144 economies 2019
World Population Foundation Best Countries To Live[19] 16 0.929 / 1.0 Measures equality among genders, literacy, average life expectancy, and financial stability of 146 countries 2021
United Nations Development Programme Human Development Index[20] 16 - Based on life expectancy, education, and per capita income of 187 countries 2019
World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report[21] 19 0.772 /0-1 Measures gender equality of 142 countries 2020
World Intellectual Property Organization Global Innovation Index[22] 20 - Measures success in innovation of 143 countries 2021
Yale and Columbia Universities Environmental Performance Index.[23] 20 71/100 Environmental performance of 178 countries 2020
World Bank Ease of doing business index[24] 23 79.14 /100
Very Easy
Regulatory environment of 189 countries 2021

Freedom assessments

Further information: List of freedom indices

The freedom indices produced by several non-governmental organizations publishes assessments of political rights and civil liberties for countries around the world.[25]

Freedom in the World 2022[26] 2022 Index of Economic Freedom[27] 2022 Press Freedom Index[28] 2021 Democracy Index[29]
1 Free 2 Mostly free 2 Satisfactory situation 1 Full democracy
Index Scale
Freedom in the World free partly free not free
Index of Economic Freedom free mostly free moderately free mostly unfree repressed
Press Freedom Index good situation satisfactory situation noticeable problems difficult situation very serious situation
Democracy Index full democracy flawed democracy hybrid regime authoritarian regime authoritarian regime

Lowest rankings of developed countries

Further information: List of globalization-related indices

A developed country (or industrialized country) has a high quality of life, developed economy and advanced technological infrastructure relative to other less industrialized nations.[30] Note: Below each survey uses a limited number of countries for its assessment, see "Notes" for country number variables.

Organization Survey Rank Notes Measurement(s) Year
OECD Nominal house prices[31] 1 Most unaffordable housing of the 38 most developed countries Comparing average home prices to average incomes. See also Lists of countries by GDP per capita 2022
Rewheel Most expensive wireless costs[32] 1 4G and 5G prices of the 50 most developed countries Measures wireless costs 2021
OECD Lowest amount of acute care beds[33] 1 Comparing the healthcare systems of the 9 most developed countries Measures acute care beds per capita 2021
International Energy Agency Fuel-inefficient vehicles[34] 1 Ranked against the 53 most developed countries Measures the fuel economy of private cars from 2005 to 2017 2019
Commonwealth Fund Worst healthcare system[35] 2 Comparing the healthcare systems of the 11 most developed countries, Canada ranked second -to-last Measures access to care, care process, administrative efficiency, equity, and health care outcomes 2021
University of Calgary Worst corporate tax system[36] 2 Ranked against the 94 most developed countries Measures openness to foreign direct investment 2020

See also

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