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Revealed: The World’s Top 50 Healthiest Countries, 2019

Maybe it’s something in the paella, turron, or gazpacho, Spain has been crowned the healthiest country in the world, according to the 2019 edition of the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index. Italy slipped to the second spot.

The rest of the top ten was completed by Iceland, Japan, Switzerland, Sweden, Australia, Singapore, Norway, and Israel.

Seven additional European nations were among the top 20 in 2019: Luxembourg (11th place), France (12th), Austria (13th), Finland (14th), the Netherlands (15th), the United Kingdom(19th), and Ireland (20th). Canada, South Korea, and New Zealand rounded out the top 20 at 16th, 17th, and 18th place.

Japan was the healthiest country in the Indo-Pacific region, while Australia and Singapore placed 7th and 8th, respectively. The index grades countries based on variables including life expectancy while imposing penalties on risks such as tobacco use and obesity.

These are the world’s top 50 healthiest countries, 2019:

  1. Spain
  2. Italy
  3. Iceland
  4. Japan
  5. Switzerland
  6. Sweden
  7. Australia
  8. Singapore
  9. Norway
  10. Israel
  11. Luxembourg
  12. France
  13. Austria
  14. Finland
  15. Netherlands
  16. Canada
  17. South Korea
  18. New Zealand
  19. United Kingdom
  20. Ireland
  21. Cyprus
  22. Portugal
  23. Germany
  24. Slovenia
  25. Denmark
  26. Greece
  27. Malta
  28. Belgium
  29. Czech Republic
  30. Cuba
  31. Croatia
  32. Estonia
  33. Chile
  34. Costa Rica
  35. United States
  36. Bahrain
  37. Qatar
  38. Maldives
  39. Lebanon
  40. Poland
  41. Montenegro
  42. Bosnia & Herzegovenia
  43. Albania
  44. Brunei
  45. Slovakia
  46. United Arab Emirates
  47. Uruguay
  48. Hungary
  49. Oman
  50. Panama

Top 20 healthiest countries in the world for 2019:


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