The 44 Luckiest Nations Around The Globe

Being privileged means how easily you get things you require or wish to have. In the case of a country, privilege can mean how a nation balances freedom, health facilities, career opportunities, and financial independence.

So before listing the luckiest nations in the world, you should know what criteria will decide whether a country is counted as a privileged nation:

  • Liberty and Life Satisfaction
  • Finance
  • Safety and Health
  • Career Opportunities

Depending on these above-stated criteria, the following countries are considered the most privileged nations which make its citizens the luckiest people in the world.

Below are the top 4 countries on the list


According to this study, Switzerland has the highest density of millionaires around the world. Many of the citizens of Switzerland are financially independent. As a result, it is the front runner concerning personal finance. Also, this country has great health facilities and a good education system. People in Switzerland enjoy gender equality as well. Furthermore, people in this country have good life satisfaction scores and career opportunities.


This country has a relatively small population but achieves high scores in almost every important aspect of this study. Iceland holds more than 91 points overall to take the second position in the list of most privileged nations. The highest scoring factor for this country is in liberty and life satisfaction with 94.17 points out of 100.


Norway has a high human development index which includes education facilities, career opportunities, high wage rate, and social standards. By achieving the great scores in these major criteria, Norway counted among the most privileged nations in the world. Norway is the least violent country globally, which makes it one of the safest places to live. With top scores in career opportunities and in liberty and life satisfaction, it stands in third place with an overall 89.39 points.


It is not easy to believe, but Luxembourg is one of the happiest countries in the world. This  is because the people of this country scored highly in life satisfaction. Citizens are financially stable and have immense career opportunities. With 89.31 points, it holds the 4th position in the list.

The remaining luckiest countries are as below

  1. Denmark
  2. Finland
  3. Australia
  4. Sweden
  5. Austria
  6. The Netherlands
  7. New Zealand
  8. Ireland
  9. Belgium
  10. Canada
  11. France
  12. United Kingdom
  13. Germany
  14. United States
  15. Japan
  16. Slovenia
  17. Spain
  18. Italy
  19. Czech Republic
  20. Estonia
  21. Portugal
  22. South Korea
  23. Israel
  24. Poland
  25. Slovakia
  26. Lithuania
  27. Latvia
  28. Hungary
  29. Greece
  30. Chile
  31. Turkey
  32. Mexico
  33. Singapore
  34. Costa Rica
  35. India
  36. Russia
  37. South Africa
  38. Argentina
  39. Brazil
  40. Bulgaria

ConclusionAccording to the study conducted by ABCD Agency completed in July 2021 the above countries are the top 44 luckiest nations around the world.


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