The global economy is the best place to start looking for a place to retire, according to a new global survey.
In its annual global survey of businesses, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ranked the nations on six metrics, ranging from economic freedom to governance to competitiveness.
“The U.S. ranks as the No. 1 country in the world for economic freedom,” said EIU President and CEO Christopher Isherwood.
“The United States is a great place to live, but that doesn’t mean it’s a place for everyone.”
According to the survey, the United States was rated as the world’s most free economy, with a score of 74.6 out of 100.
That puts the U.s. in the middle of the pack, behind only Japan and the European Union.
The U, which ranks No. 4, is a far cry from the U, ranked No. 7 in the same survey, and far behind Germany, Switzerland, Britain and the U’s northern neighbor, Canada.
“For Americans, it’s no surprise that we are the only major economy to come out on top,” said Isherwort.
“As we’ve seen over the last five years, the U is a very safe place to spend the majority of our lives.
In fact, in 2017, we had the safest year for the last 30 years in our survey.”
The U’s scores were even better than its neighbors.
“Canada has scored highest on its freedom score, but its score is below the U,” said Chris D’Angelo, senior analyst at the EIU.
“If you are a U. S. citizen living abroad, you can expect to be treated better than most Americans.
But if you are Canadian, you’ll likely not have that luxury.”
The Economist Intelligence Units (EUI) is a free and independent market intelligence company that provides data-driven insights to the public and private sectors, providing insight on the markets and companies of interest.EIU’s Index of Economic Freedom (EIFF) is the only global index of economic freedom, with scores ranging from 100 to 1,000.
The EIU’s EIFF index tracks the rankings of more than 10,000 businesses worldwide, providing an indication of the economic freedom and well-being of the world.