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RANKED: The 73 Best Countries In The World For 2020

Zurich Switzerland

Perhaps not unexpectedly, Switzerland has continued its reign as the best country in the world, according to the 2020 Best Countries report by US News Report. For the 4th year in a row, Switzerland took the top spot on the list. The United States ranks 7th on the list of the best countries in the world.

The top five are Switzerland (No. 1), Canada (No. 2), Japan (No. 3), Germany (No. 4), and Australia (No. 5).

The U.S. is two places down from Australia, just behind the United Kingdom at 6 and just ahead of Sweden at 8. The bottom five are Tunisia (69), Belarus (70), Oman (71), Serbia (72), and Lebanon (73).

RankCountryPopulation
1Switzerland8.5 million
2Canada37.1 million
3Japan126.5 million
4Germany82.9 million
5Australia25.0 million
6United Kingdom66.5 million
7United States327.2 million
8Sweden10.2 million
9Netherlands17.2 million
10Norway5.3 million
11New Zealand4.9 million
12France67.0 million
13Denmark5.8 million
14Finland5.5 million
15China1400 million
16Singapore5.6 million
17Italy60.4 million
18Austria8.8 million
19Spain46.7 million
20South Korea51.6 million
21Luxembourg0.61 million
22United Arab Emirates9.6 million
23Russia144.5 million
24Portgal10.3 million
25India1300 million
26Thailand69.4 million
27Greece10.7 million
28Brazil209.5 million
29Israel8.9 million
30Qatar2.8 million
31Saudi Arabia33.7 million
32Malaysia31.5 million
33Mexico126.2 million
34Poland38.0 million
35Turkey82.3 million
36Egypt98.4 million
37Czech Republic10.6 million
38Costa Rica5.0 million
39South Africa57.8 million
40Morocco36.0 million
41Indonesia267.7 million
42Argentina44.5 million
43Vietnam95.5 million
44Croatia4.1 million
45Philippines106.7 million
46Chile18.7 million
47Peru32.0 million
48Sri Lanka21.7 million
49Dominican Republic10.6 million
50Panama4.2 million
51Colombia49.6 million
52Slovakia5.4 million
53Kenya51.4 million
54Romania19.5 million
55Estonia1.3 million
56Slovenia2.1 million
57Myanmar53.7 million
58Bulgaria7.0 million
59Lithuania2.8 million
60Bolivia11.4 million
61Azerbaijan9.9 million
62Latvia1.9 million
63Ecuador17.1 million
64Jordan10.0 million
65Guatemala17.2 million
66Kazakhstan18.3 million
67Ghana29.8 million
68Ukraine44.6 million
69Tunisia11.6 million
70Belarus9.5 million
71Oman4.8 million
72Serbia7.0 million
73Lebanon6.8 million

Denmark ranked first both in the best countries for women and the best countries for raising kids. The United States, which ranks 15th in the best countries for women list, is No. 18 in the best countries ranking for raising a child.

The report surveyed more than 20,000 business leaders, middle-class and higher people with a college education, and citizens representative of their country. The survey analyzed perceptions of 73 nations on a variety of topics including economic influence, military power, education and quality of life.

The 2020 Best Countries report and rankings are based on “how global perceptions define countries in terms of a number of qualitative characteristics, impressions that have the potential to drive trade, travel, and investment and directly affect national economies.”

Mindy Wright

Mindy Wright

Deputy Commissioning Editor
Mindy Wright is CEOWORLD magazine's Deputy Commissioning Editor, and leads global newsroom coverage and management. She oversees and coordinates coverage of the news and ideas in partnership with writers across the continent. She has reported from more than 15 countries across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. She has advised CEOs, investors, boards, and high-profile industry leaders on a wide range of issues impacting the global business landscape. She can be reached on email mindy-wright@ceoworld.biz. You can follow her on Twitter at @ceoworld.