Last week, the Boston Consulting Group published its Sustainable Economic Development Assessment (SEDA) report, which measures the wellbeing of citizens across 160 countries, considering 10 areas as economic stability, health, governance and environment.

It uses two measures, the first a current score taking into the most recent data and a rolling score that assesses how countries can convert economic growth into well-being over an eight-year period from 2006 to 2014.

The top 10 countries according to SEDA rating:

  1. Norway
  2. Holland
  3. Finland
  4. Germany
  5. Austria
  6. Denmark
  7. Switzerland
  8. Iceland
  9. Belgium
  10. Sweden

The first non-European country in the ranking is Australia, who took 11th place. Among the former Socialist countries, the best place was taken by Slovenia – 22th, the Czech Republic, took the 25th place.