The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Where to be Born Index attempts to measure which country will provide the best opportunities for a healthy, safe and prosperous life in the years ahead. It is based on a method that links the results of subjective life-satisfaction surveys to the objective determinants of quality of life across countries along with a forward-looking element.

1. Switzerland 8.22
2. Australia 8.12
3. Norway 8.09
4. Sweden 8.02
5. Denmark 8.01
78. Ukraine 4.98
79. Kenya 4.91
80. Nigeria 4.74

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