Canada has been voted for fifth time straight as the top country for quality of life by people from around the world. Some of the factors that lead to Canada being a top country for quality of life are being safe, politically stable, and has a well-developed public health system.
2020 Best countries were ranked based on a survey conducted by U.S News & World Report. A total of 20,548 people participated-in, belonging from 36 different countries based on their perspicacity of 73 countries. These countries were evaluated based on the following factors:
Of all countries surveyed, Canada ranked number one on being a politically stable, second in having a good job market and fourth in having a well-developed public education system. Canada was also ranked for having a well-developed public health system.
Falling behind Switzerland, Canada came in second place in overall rankings. Switzerland got the top rank but it did not rank number one in any of the categories.
Under the “Citizenship” category, Canada was just behind Sweden. The ranking was set based on factors like care about human rights, environment, gender equality and religious freedom. Canada came second as it was seen as progressive, respecting property rights, being trustworthy and having the political power well-distributed.
For the “Open for Business” category, Canada came third behind Luxembourg and Switzerland. Countries under this category were assessed based on their level of bureaucracy, manufacturing cost, corruption, tax environment and government practices.
Canada got a higher rank because of scoring zero out of ten in the perceived level of corruption and full marks ten out of ten for having a transparent government.
Reference is taken from CIC News