Vietnam leaps up global quality of life ranking

By Dang Khoa   June 28, 2022 | 01:09 am PT
Vietnam leaps up global quality of life ranking
Crowds at Hanoi's iconic Ta Hien beer street, March 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Tung Dinh
Vietnam has climbed up 39 spots in the 2021 global quality of life index by CEOWORLD, the world's leading business and trade magazine.

Vietnam earned a score of 78.49 to rank 62 out of 165 countries and territories included in 2021 World’s Best Countries For Quality of Life recently released, moving up its ranking of 101st out of 171 countries in the previous edition.

The ranking was determined based on 10 key categories: affordability, economic stability, family-friendly, a good job market, income equality, political neutrality & stability, safety, cultural influence, well-developed public education system and well-developed public health system. Each attribute was graded on a 100-point scale.

Compared to Southeast Asia peers, Vietnam lags behind Singapore (19th place), Thailand (38th), the Philippines (39th), Malaysia (41st) and Indonesia (58th), though ranking above Myanmar (101st), Cambodia (111th) and Timor-Leste (149th).

Laos was not included in the report.

Finland tops the list with 99.06 points. Denmark and Norway each earned an overall score of 98.13 and 96.75 to complete the global top three.

The world's two largest economies, U.S. and China, ranked 14th and 37th, respectively.

Montserrat, Sudan and Syria made up the bottom three.

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