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Canada ranked as the 2nd best country in the world

Canadians have never had it so good.

Canadians have never had it so good.

Canada ranks as the second best country globally, according to the inaugural list of the world’s best countries released Wednesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The number two ranking is out of a list of 60 countries, and Canada only trails behind Germany at number one.

Canada also came in at number one for quality of life and number two for citizenship.

The quality of life sub-ranking is based on several factors: affordability, job market, economic stability, family-friendliness, income equality, political stability, safety, and quality of public services such as the healthcare and school systems.

Scandinavian countries largely topped the quality of life ranking, with Sweden coming in at number two, Denmark at number three, and The Netherlands at number five. Australia is number four.

The citizenship sub-ranking measures a number of factors such as gender equality, human rights, religious freedom, and trustworthiness. Canada ranked number two overall in this category, just being edged out by Sweden at number one. Denmark was third, The Netherlands was fourth, and Australia was fifth.

The list is a joint venture between the WEF, U.S. News, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Here are the 25 best countries to live in the world today:

1. Germany
2. Canada
3. United Kingdom
4. United States of America
5. Sweden
6. Australia
7. Japan
8. France
9. Netherlands
10. Denmark
11. New Zealand
12. Austria
13. Italy
14. Luxembourg
15. Singapore
16. Spain
17. China
18. Ireland
19. South Korea
20. Brazil
21. Thailand
22. India
23. Portugal
24. Russia
25. Israel

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