U.S. News and World Report unveiled the 2018 Best Countries ranking, which surveys more than 20,000 people across the world and includes the 80 best countries of the world. According to Best Countries Report 2018 , these are the best countries to live in. These rankings were based on factors like quality of life, facilities, health and economic potential.
Switzerland has topped this list, second year in a row. There’s a lot going on for this tiny country in Europe, besides being a popular destination for swiss account holders. Canada happily tails behind as the second best country. After all, it is the country of Trudeau and his fancy socks!
Germany came in third with its highly-skilled workforce. Japan, Sweden, Australia, United States, France, Netherlands made it out at fifth to tenth respectively, whereas China stood at 20.
India was ranked on the 25th spot, while Pakistan trailed much behind at the 74th.
This time was the very first occasion when respondents were also asked their opinions of major known world leaders. U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin saw the highest disapproval ratings, while Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel are viewed as the most respected globally.And talking about the top business leaders of the world, Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google’s parent company Alphabet, was labelled the most respected