The U.S. News & World Report recently released its 2023 rankings of the World’s Best Countries, evaluating nations based on diverse criteria such as economics, cultural heritage, and more. Switzerland maintained its position as the top country for the sixth consecutive year. Canada rose to the second spot, showcasing improvement. Sweden and Australia also climbed two and three places, securing positions in the top five. The United States, however, dropped one place to fifth due to a decrease in the business subranking.
Here are the Top 10 Best Countries in 2023:
The report delves into subcategories, including quality of life, adventure opportunities, political power, and more. Notably, the cultural influence category ranks Italy at the top, while Brazil leads in adventure. Italy, Greece, and Spain excel in heritage, and Sweden stands out for social purpose.
Morgan Felchner, U.S. News executive editor, news and events, emphasizes the significance of global perceptions on a nation’s economy, trade, travel, and investment success. The report provides insights into these perceptions, offering policymakers and residents a valuable glimpse into their country’s perceived value.
In addition to the overall rankings, Spain, Greece, and Italy are highlighted as the best countries for solo travel in 2023. The greenest nations are Sweden, Japan, and Norway, while New Zealand, Canada, and the Netherlands lead in racial equality.