T&T 43rd best country to live, according to 2015 World Prosperity Index

Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 20:00

Trinidad and Tobago has been ranked as the 43rd best place to live in the world, according to the World Prosperity Index released today.

The index ranks the prosperity of 142 nations and is done annually by the UK-based Legatum Institute.

The Index has eight sub-categories, with 1 being the highest number and 142 the lowest.

Trinidad and Tobago's highest ranking was in the category of "Personal Freedom", in which this country ranked 28th of the 142 countries ranked.

Somewhat suprisingly, T&T's lowest ranking was in the category "Education", ranking 77th in the world.

In the "Economy" category T&T performed poorly as well, placing 72nd and "Health" accounted for the third lowest score with a ranking of 64th.

The following are all the rankings for T&T:

Economy - 72nd

Entreprenuership and Opportunity - 35th

Governance - 47th

Education - 77th

Health - 64th

Safety and Security - 44th

Personal Freedom - 28th

Social Capital - 56th

Norway ranked highest in the world, followed by Switzerland, Denmark, New Zealand and Sweden. 

The Central African Republic was the lowest ranked, below Afghanistan, Haiti, Chad and Burundi.

At 43, T&T ranks higher than China (52), Brazil (54), Russia (58) and Mexico (67).