The best countries around the world have been ranked by US News, and Canada, a country in North America, has beaten Switzerland to take the number one spot. Legit.ng presents top 10 countries globally.
Canada is the best country in the world, according to US News. The country has a population of 37.6 million and a GDP of $1.74 trillion (N664,680,000,000,000).
The country has a reputation for welcoming immigrants. Justin Trudeau is the current prime minister of Canada.
Japan has a population of 126 million people and it is one of the world's most literate and technically advanced nations in the world.
The Asian country has a GDP of $5.08 trillion (N1,940,560,000,000,000). Japan blends its ancient traditions with aspects of Western life.
Germany is the most populous nation in the European Union. It has a population of 83.1 million and a GDP of $3.86 trillion (N1,474,520,000,000,000).
Switzerland takes the number 4 spot on the list of overall best countries in the world after being displaced by Canada.
The country has a population of 8.57 million and a GDP of $703 billion (N268,546,000,000,000). It is one of the wealthiest countries in the world.
Australia maintained the 2020 ranking by remaining on the same spot. It has a GDP of $1.40 trillion (N534,800,000,000,000) and a population of 25.4 million.
6. United States
The United States is the world’s most dominant economic and military power. The North American country recently had a change in government and it's currently led by Joe Biden.
It has a population of 328 million people and a GDP of $21.4 trillion (N8,174,800,000,000,000).
7. New Zealand
New Zealand is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean southeast of Australia. It was number 11 in 2020. The country has a population of 4.92 million and a GDP of $207 billion (79,074,000,000,000).
8. United Kingdom
The United Kingdom, a very developed nation, sits on the number 8 spot. Its GDP stands at $2.83 trillion (N1,081,060,000,000,000) and the country has a population of 66.8 million.
The Kingdom of Sweden is one of the largest countries in the European Union by landmass. There are 10.3 million in Sweden, a country with a GDP of $531 billion (N202,842,000,000,000).
10. The Netherlands
The Netherlands was number 9 in 2020 and now sits on the number 10 spot. The country has a population of 4.92 million and a GDP of $207 billion (N79,074,000,000,000).
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Finland was rated as the happiest nation in the world to live in.
The report was published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions.