The Netherlands among the most prosperous countries in the world
The Legatum Prosperity Index is a global measurement of national success based on both income and wellbeing, compiled annually by the London-based Legatum Institute. The index examines 142 countries whose populations comprise 96% of the world total.
The index takes 89 variables into account, divided among the following sub-indices: economy, entrepreneurship and well-being, governance, education, health, safety and security, personal freedom, and social capital.
Top 10 most prosperous countries
› New Zealand
› The Netherlands
The Netherlands performed best on the social capital sub-index, which is based on factors such as whether people donate money to charity and whether they have volunteered recently. Meanwhile, safety & security and the economy were weaker points, relatively speaking.