While five of the top 10 countries on the Economist Intelligent Unit’s new ‘where-to-be-born’ ranking are European, the Netherlands is the only one from the eurozone.
The Netherlands comes in in eighth place, sandwiched between New Zealand and Canada. Switzerland tops the ranking.
The aim of the index is to ‘measure which country will provide the best opportunities for a healthy, safe and prosperous life in the years ahead’.
‘Being rich helps more than anything else, but it is not all that counts; things like crime, trust in public institutions and the health of family life matter too,’ the EIU says on its website.
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