In the overall Prosperity Index rankings, New Zealand has fallen by 1 position from 1 to 2 when compared to last year. Since the Prosperity Index began in 2006, New Zealand has moved down the rankings table by 1 place.
In the Prosperity Pillar rankings, New Zealand performs best on Personal Freedom and Social Capital and scores lowest on the Safety & Security pillar. The biggest positive change, compared to last year, came in Personal Freedom increasing by 2 places, whereas they dropped 5 places on Health.
Visit our Rankings table to see how New Zealand compares to other countries.
23 August, 2017
Our latest paper looks at what New Zealand needs to do in order to ensure it continues delivering high living standards for all New Zealanders.Read more