New Zealand was recently cited as the world’s most prosperous country outside of Europe, in the annual Legatum Prosperity Index.
Currently sitting at no.4 in the rankings, New Zealand has secured a place in the top 5 since 2009. The index, which ranks 149 nations (96% of the global population) according to wealth and wellbeing, offers an insight into how people flourish, why some nations are more prosperous than others and how poorer communities transition from poverty to increasing prosperity.
Among the various sub-indexes, New Zealand was ranked first in the world in Social Capital and particularly high in Governance, Education and Personal Freedom. Another result of note was New Zealand's second place for the most tolerant country in the world to immigrants - highlighting the country's welcoming nature to immigration.
You can read the full article about New Zealand's 4th place in the prosperity rankings here.
Learn more about the Legatum Prosperity Index here.