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Global Survey World Best 25 Countries
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Global Survey World Best 25 Countries

A country’s perceived global standing is tied to various factors, from its strength in the military and economic spheres to the quality of life experienced by its residents.

The 2023 Best Countries rankings from U.S. News reflect perceptions of 87 countries based on a survey of more than 17,000 global citizens, with respondents tying countries to dozens of different attributes within 10 subrankings that include power, cultural influence, heritage and social purpose. Scores resulting from those associations led to the overall list of the world’s best countries, along with almost 100 other unique rankings.

No. 25: Portugal

Portugal
Portugal

A southwestern European country located on the edge of the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal receives its highest marks in the adventure and heritage subrankings as it jumps one spot into the top 25 overall for 2023. Portugal also ranks No. 2 and No. 4, respectively, when it comes to perceptions of having a pleasant climate and being culturally accessible.

No. 24: Luxembourg

Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Luxembourg, located in Western Europe, might be one of the smallest countries in the world, but it’s also among the wealthiest. It’s fitting, then, that the country ranks second in the open for business subranking – rising two spots on that list from 2022.

No. 23: Ireland

Island
Island

An island nation west of Great Britain, Ireland sports top 15 performances in the adventure, quality of life and social purpose subrankings. It also finished in the top 10 for a number of attributes, including happiness.

No. 22: Austria

Austria
Austria

Austria, landlocked in central Europe, performs best in the quality of life and social purpose subrankings. It’s also considered a safe country, ranking sixth for that attribute based on the perceptions of survey respondents.

No. 21: South Korea

South Korea
South Korea

An East Asian nation occupying the southern portion of the Korean Peninsula, South Korea boasts top 10 finishes in four subrankings: entrepreneurship, cultural influence, power and movers. It fell one spot in the overall rankings compared with 2022.

No. 20: China

China
China

The People’s Republic of China – the massive East Asian nation that’s one of the most populous in the world – fell from its No. 17 ranking in 2022. But it still holds important global standing, evidenced by its No. 2 finish in the power subranking.

No. 19: United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates

A Middle Eastern country located on the southeast portion of the Arabian Peninsula, the UAE jumped two spots from 2022 and into the top 20 for 2023. It is the top-ranked country in the movers subranking, which assesses nations’ prospects for economic growth.

No. 18: Belgium

Belgium
Belgium

A small nation in Western Europe, Belgium performs best in the quality of life, social purpose and open for business subrankings. It also ranks first for the attribute indicating respect for property rights, and third for perceived political stability.

No. 17: Spain

Spain
Spain

Portugal’s neighbor on the Iberian Peninsula, Spain has three top 5 subranking finishes: No. 4 in cultural influence, No. 4 in adventure and No. 3 in heritage. The country did, however, fall one spot from No. 16 in 2022 in the overall rankings.

No. 16: Singapore

Singapore
Singapore

Singapore, a bustling metropolis in Southeast Asia, rose three spots in the overall rankings year over year. It ranks No. 5 in agility – a subranking that captures sentiments about a country’s adaptability – and No. 7 in the open for business subranking.

No. 15: Italy

Italy
Italy

A south-central European country that juts into the Mediterranean Sea, Italy boasts two No. 1 subranking performances in cultural influence and heritage. The country also ranks second in adventure, and boasts top rankings for multiple attributes, including fashionable and family-friendly.

No. 14: Finland

Finland
Finland

The Nordic country in northern Europe performs best in the social purpose and open for business subrankings, with No. 3 finishes in both. It also ranks No. 5 for quality of life, a category dominated by countries in Scandinavia.

No. 13: Denmark

Denmark
Denmark

A Scandinavian nation, Denmark ranks in the top 5 in both the social purpose and quality of life subrankings. It is also the top country perceived as caring about human rights.

No. 12: France

 France
 France

Located in Western Europe and one of the world’s oldest countries, France slid three spots and out of the top 10 overall in 2023. Its cultural influence remains strong, however, with a No. 2 performance in that subranking. France also finished No. 4 for heritage.

No. 11: Norway

Norway
Norway

Another Scandinavian nation to make the top 25, Norway ranks second in two subrankings – social purpose and quality of life – and No. 5 in another, open for business. The country also jumped two spots year over year in the overall rankings.

No. 10: Netherlands