New Zealand the most prosperous country on Earth

November 2016

New Zealand is officially the most prosperous country on earth, according to the Legatum Institute.

The Legatum Institute, a London based research institute has released its 10th annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks the most prosperous countries in the world.

The organisation compared 104 variables including traditional indicators like per-capita gross domestic product and the number of people in full-time work. But they also include more interesting figures such as the number of secure internet servers a country has, and how well-rested people feel on a day-to- day basis.

The variables are then split into nine sub-indexes: economic quality, business environment, governance, education, health, safety and security, personal freedom, social capital, and natural environment.