According to the new best countries rankings 2019, Pakistan stands among the worst 10 countries when it comes to quality of life. As per the standings, Canada grabbed the first spot for treating all its citizens in the most fulfilling manner. Pakistan, along with Iran and Iraq, was ranked among bottom 10.
The rankings have been determined by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, BAV Group, a unit of global marketing communications company VML & R. The final results are based on assessments carried out on 20,000 global citizens from four different regions to examine perceptions of 80 countries on 75 different metrics. The survey radar identified that wealth is not the most reliable parameter to assess the quality of life. Hence some other indicators were incorporated in determining the rankings as well.
Among other factors that determined the rankings, the study took into account the perceptions regarding job market situation, affordability, economic stability, income equality, safety, family friendly, political stability, and well-developed public health system and well-developed public education system. Pakistan, among the countries with worst quality of life, was ranked low at the before-mentioned indicators.
The top 20 slots on the quality of life rankings were occupied by:
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- United States
For the second consecutive year, the United States was ranked at 17th position overall by survey respondents. It is for providing a good quality of life. It attained the highest ranking for its job market, where it was ranked first. Its lowest ranking came in affordability, where survey responses placed at 56th spot.
India occupied the 34th position in the said rankings, dropping two slots from its previous 32. Russia stood at 36th in the rankings while Saudi Arabia was ranked 39, improving two points from previous 41 in 2019.
Via | US News
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