Britain’s International Standing In The World – Indexed

25th July 2019 / Global
Britain's International Standing In The World - Indexed

The Spectator Index gathers global performance and ranking information from a myriad of sources. Of course, any one source of information can be wrong or distorted for all sorts of reasons – nefarious or otherwise but overall, the statistics give a general guide. For this report, we have added some of the most relevant statistics from the Index to give an idea of where Britain stands in the world from an international perspective. For source information of each result, you can go to the Index list HERE and drill down further for yourself.

A few numbers to remember is that Britain has a population of around 67 million and is ranked 21st in the global list of countries by population but ranked fifth in terms of nominal GDP. Britain is ranked 15th in terms of global emissions output.

Also, some of these statistics are base numbers such as the number of billionaires per country which then does not take account of the size of the population.

Britain may not be the biggest, best, wealthiest, healthiest or longest living but it does rank quite high against good competition in most categories. All of this is underscored by Britain’s global reputation ranking sitting at No16. The top ten are (In order) – Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Norway, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Japan Denmark and the Netherlands. The USA languishes in 34th.

 

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Best for women

1Sweden 2. Denmark 3. Canada 4. Norway 5. Netherlands 6. Finland 7. Switzerland 8. Australia 9. New Zealand 10. Germany 11. Luxembourg 12. Belgium 13. UK 14. France 15. Ireland

 

Average wealth per adult.

Switzerland: $530,244, Australia: $411,060, US: $403,974, Belgium: $313,045, Norway: $291,103, New Zealand: $289,798, Canada: $288,263, Denmark: $286,712, Singapore: $283,118, France: $280,580, UK: $279,048, Netherlands: $253,205, Sweden: $249,765.

 

Best countries for raising children.

1. Sweden 2. Denmark 3. Norway 4. Canada 5. Finland 6. Netherlands 7. Switzerland 8. Australia 9. New Zealand 10. Belgium 12. UK 13. Germany 15. France 20. US

 

Quality of life, 2018.

1. Canada 2. Denmark 3. Sweden 4. Norway 5. Australia 6. Switzerland 7. Finland 8. Netherlands 9. New Zealand 10. Germany 11. Austria 12. Luxembourg 13. UK 14. Japan 15. Ireland

 

Most powerful countries, 2019.

1. US 2. Russia 3. China 4. Germany 5. UK 6. France 7. Japan 8. Israel 9. Saudi 10. S Korea 11. UAE 12. Canada 13. Iran 14. Switzerland 15. Australia 16. Turkey 17. India 18. Italy 19. Iraq 20. Singapore

 

Most reputable countries, 2018.

1. Sweden 2. Finland 3. Switzerland 4. Norway 6. Australia 7. Canada 8. Japan 10. Netherlands 13. Italy 14. Spain 16. UK 18. France 19. Germany 27. Argentina 33. Brazil 34. US

 

Best countries to travel alone.

1. Spain 2. Italy 3. NZ 5. Australia 7. Brazil 8. Ireland 12. Canada 13. Mexico 17. France 24. UK 27. Japan 28. US 32. Turkey 37. Germany

 

Surgical specialists per 100,000 people.

Greece: 166, Italy: 114, Sweden: 113, Germany: 112, Spain: 109, UK: 90, Russia: 88, Australia: 72, Belgium: 65, France: 58, US: 54, Egypt: 50, Turkey: 50, China: 40, Japan: 37, Canada: 35.

 

Government debt as a share of GDP.

US 2008: 73.7% 2018: 108%, France 2008: 68.7% 2018: 96.3%, UK 2008: 49.9% 2018: 86.3%, Germany 2008: 65.1% 2018: 59.8%, China 2008: 27% 2018: 51.2% ,India 2008: 74.5% 2018: 68.9%, Japan 2008: 183% 2018: 236%

 

Healthiest country index, 2019

1. Spain 2. Italy 3. Iceland 4. Japan 6. Sweden 7. Australia 8. Singapore 9. Norway 10. Israel 12. France 16. Canada 17. S Korea 19. UK 23. Germany 26. Greece 35. US 40. Poland

 

Most powerful militaries, 2019.

1. United States 2. Russia 3. China 4. India 5. France 6. Japan 7. South Korea 8. United Kingdom 9. Turkey 10. Germany 11. Italy 12. Egypt 13. Brazil 14. Iran 15. Indonesia

 

Best infrastructure, 2018.

1. Singapore 2. Hong Kong 3. Switzerland 4. Netherlands 5. Japan 6. South Korea 7. Germany 8. France 9. US 10. Spain 11. UK 12. Austria 13. Belgium 14. Denmark 15. UAE 16. Luxembourg 17. Sweden 18. Czech Republic 19. Portugal 20. Israel

 

Nuclear bomb tests since 1945.

US: 1,032, USSR/Russia: 715, France: 210, China: 45, UK: 45, North Korea: 6, India: 3, Pakistan: 2.

 

Country ranking for future skills education.

1. Finland 2. Switzerland 3. New Zealand 4. Sweden 5. Canada 6. Netherlands 7. Germany 8. Singapore 9. France 10. UK

 

The average cost of 1GB of mobile data, 2019.

India: $0.2, Russia: $0.9, Malaysia: $1.1, Pakistan: $1.8, Nigeria: $2.2, Brazil: $3.5, Spain: $3.7, UK: $6.6, Germany: $6.9, China: $9.8, Canada: $12, US: $12.3, South Korea: $15.1, Switzerland: $20.2

 

World’s most influential cities, 2019.

1. New York City 2. London 3. Paris 4. Tokyo 5. Hong Kong 6. Singapore 7. Los Angeles 8. Chicago 9. Beijing 10. Washington DC

 

World’s best cities for students, 2018.

1. London 2. Tokyo 3. Melbourne 4. Montreal 5. Paris 6. Munich 7. Berlin 8. Zurich 9. Sydney 10. Seoul

 

 

 

 

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