THE ULTIMATE
WORLD RESIDENCE INDEX



The World Residence Index™ (WRI™) is the definitive resource for exploring and comparing the main characteristics of all the countries of the world. It serves as a guide for choosing a new place of residence, based on objective parameters and scores.

YOU HAVE THE WHEREWITHAL.
ALL YOU NEED IS THE WHERE.

IT'S where the heart is, where Dorothy and ET wanted – needed – to get to. Home is central to our concept of ourselves. And if you’re reading this, chances are that the country you choose to call home will be central to your financial planning strategy – not to mention your future happiness and well-being.

All of which is why we created this interactive tool, the World Residence Index: To provide you with detailed, fact-based, objective information to help you choose a new place of residence.

COUNTRIES. PARAMETERS. SCORES.



Countryfinal ranktotal scorePersonal Income TaxInternet PenetrationPopulation density ppl/sq kmGDP Per CapitaInfant mortalityLife ExpectancylifestyleUnemployment RateFreedom level
Switzerland134240.00%89.41%209.57 $65,000.00 2.783.20313.40%96
Andorra234310.00%97.10%149.94 $42,804.20 1.482.80304.00%96
Monaco33580.00%97.60%18865.50 $163,351.60 1.989.5012.00%82
Bermuda44230.00%98.32%1096.00 $85,700.00 2.4880.8039.00%92
Cayman Islands54350.00%82.10%212.00 $64,100.00 6.2181.20295.60%96
New Zealand643633.00%89.40%17.45 $39,426.00 3.181.46825.10%98
Guernsey744320.00%82.80%965.00 $52,400.00 3.4782.39172.10%95
Canada844433.00%93.30%3.94 $46,200.00 3.282.141437.10%99
Anguilla94490.00%84.20%176.77 $21,493.30 3.481.2078.00%95
Iceland1045746.24%100.00%3.30 $50,722.00 0.982.861372.70%95
Australia1147345.00%85.90%3.10 $56,290.65 2.282.451425.80%98
Estonia1247520.00%91.60%31.01 $31,638.00 1.577.131036.50%94
Isle of Man1247520.00%56.20%156.00 $83,100.00 4.1780.98252.30%95
Liechtenstein1448128.00%95.80%234.57 $179,478.00 4.2382.07243.40%90
Norway1548846.27%98.00%14.21 $74,481.82 1.582.101534.80%100
United Arab Emirates164890.00%91.90%109.53 $67,871.00 3.577.54412.40%17
Gibraltar1749120.00%82.00%4328.00 $83,544.00 6.378.7051.00%93
Macau1849212.00%76.00%21236.00 $87,855.00 1.684.4122.00%59
Qatar194940.00%94.10%192.54 $124,927.00 3.878.76390.70%24
Ireland2049748.00%93.80%67.41 $69,231.00 2.381.50528.00%96
Lithuania2150815.00%84.80%46.37 $32,093.00 2.575.12698.20%91
Turks & Caicos225090.00%48.60%38.40 $29,100.00 10.479.80188.30%91
Bahamas235120.00%84.80%38.76 $24,600.00 6.975.404215.00%91
Hong Kong2451517.00%82.00%6957.81 $58,322.00 1.584.28103.20%59
Czech Republic2551722.00%88.40%136.59 $33,200.00 1.879.47645.60%93
Jersey2651920.00%63.70%819.00 $60,000.00 3.8681.6664.70%95
Singapore2752422.00%82.50%7806.77 $90,151.00 182.6082.10%52
USA2852539.60%88.60%35.14 $57,300.00 3.678.74884.70%86
Luxembourg2953348.78%95.20%219.92 $102,831.00 0.982.23366.70%98
Sweden3054361.85%94.60%24.06 $50,585.26 1.682.551326.90%100
UK3156145.00%92.60%269.21 $43,929.69 2.481.60495.10%94
Panama3256225.00%75.60%52.85 $22,800.00 9.677.77784.50%83
Saint Kitts and Nevis335680.00%71.10%213.74 $25,500.00 6.575.29124.50%89
Costa Rica3457415.00%86.90%94.16 $16,100.00 6.279.59599.30%91
Germany3559245.00%89.00%234.11 $48,111.00 2.181.09714.30%94
Austria3659555.00%83.10%104.68 $47,900.00 2.181.84636.10%94
Antigua and Barbuda365950.00%73.00%208.68 $26,300.00 4.976.361411.00%83
South Korea3859640.00%89.40%519.26 $37,900.00 1.682.16404.00%84
Japan3959755.95%94.00%348.25 $38,900.00 0.983.84893.20%96
Chile4059935.00%79.90%24.14 $24,000.00 4.981.791207.00%94
Brunei Darussalam416010.00%72.30%80.30 $76,884.00 4.379.04736.90%28
France4260445.00%86.40%121.52 $42,400.00 2.282.67669.70%90
Netherlands4360652.00%95.50%502.82 $51,049.00 2.481.71556.20%99
Bahrain436060.00%91.50%1786.30 $50,704.00 1.176.82234.10%12
British Virgin Islands456120.00%43.70%216.42 $42,300.00 12.678.60118.70%95
Denmark4661355.79%96.30%134.48 $53,014.64 2.581.101024.20%97
Finland4661354.00%92.50%18.03 $42,403.47 1.381.391649.10%100
Italy4861543.00%86.70%206.47 $39,817.00 2.183.494611.40%89
Kuwait496170.00%79.90%218.41 $71,887.00 3.274.70573.00%36
Malta5062235.00%79.60%1349.61 $39,834.00 4.481.95134.60%92
Spain5164145.00%76.90%92.85 $38,091.00 2.883.387419.70%94
Cyprus5264235.00%71.80%126.11 $34,400.00 1.580.314511.80%94
Palau5364312.00%35.40%46.28 $17,286.00 972.60264.20%92
Belgium5465550.00%88.50%371.51 $44,900.00 2.281.29518.40%95
Uruguay5566136.00%71.60%19.61 $21,600.00 5.177.141167.60%98
Oman566670.00%71.10%14.51 $43,700.00 5.277.3212115.00%23
Portugal5766848.00%67.60%113.07 $32,199.00 281.526011.30%97
Sark586710.00%60.00%110.09 $52,200.00 3.4782.392092.10%85
Latvia5967623.00%85.60%31.80 $27,291.00 5.274.121289.60%87
Montenegro606799.00%62.00%46.26 $17,000.00 3.176.347518.50%67
Hungary6168315.00%80.20%108.73 $12,664.00 3.575.96816.60%72
Seychelles6268915.00%57.90%203.08 $28,000.00 8.673.2393.00%71
Argentina6371535.00%78.60%15.86 $20,200.00 6.376.331458.00%83
Israel6472050.00%76.30%387.25 $35,729.37 2.182.05485.00%79
Greece6572345.00%64.80%83.95 $27,809.00 2.981.595024.60%85
Mauritius6672815.00%62.70%621.97 $20,500.00 8.474.35227.80%89
Slovakia6772925.00%83.10%112.79 $16,495.00 4.277.211189.80%89
Vanuatu677290.00%30.60%21.71 $3,081.00 11.672.16441.70%81
Saint Lucia697310.00%66.50%303.28 $12,000.00 9.375.181620.00%91
Macedonia7073710.00%69.20%82.41 $14,500.00 3.575.505324.90%58
Slovenia7174350.00%72.80%102.46 $32,000.00 1.481.089811.60%93
Barbados7274833.50%80.30%660.97 $17,200.00 875.661511.00%96
Saudi Arabia737490.00%64.70%14.67 $55,158.00 7.974.4914811.20%7
Croatia7475136.00%74.20%75.12 $22,400.00 2.677.288415.80%86
Bulgaria7575210.00%59.00%66.12 $20,100.00 5.674.471398.90%80
Malaysia7675428.00%69.60%92.32 $27,200.00 3.974.88953.30%45
Albania7775923.00%62.80%105.44 $11,900.00 6.278.013217.30%68
Bosnia and Herzegovina7876310.00%69.30%74.42 $11,179.00 476.596143.20%55
Mexico7976435.00%56.00%65.34 $18,900.00 776.92994.40%62
Kazakhstan8077010.00%73.30%6.50 $25,700.00 772.001785.70%22
San Marino8177117.00%50.80%529.68 $62,596.00 0.783.182098.70%97
Georgia8277420.00%60.70%65.29 $10,100.00 7.274.825412.10%64
Maldives8377515.00%71.80%1363.88 $15,300.00 4.976.98411.60%35
Lebanon8477920.00%75.90%571.92 $18,500.00 4.879.634310.00%43
Mongolia8578310.00%49.10%1.90 $12,200.00 11.169.821518.30%85
Aruba8678658.95%87.50%575.00 $25,750.80 11.7475.45206.90%95
Romania8779116.00%58.00%86.12 $22,300.00 6.374.961606.70%84
Serbia8879515.00%66.20%81.13 $14,493.00 4.275.4911018.90%73
Russia8980013.00%71.30%8.80 $26,100.00 570.911798.20%20
Greenland9080344.00%90.10%0.03 $39,569.11 972.632099.10%99
Peru9180730.00%58.60%24.51 $13,000.00 8.274.781345.90%73
Tonga9281920.00%46.60%147.46 $5,752.00 6.972.94341.10%75
Poland9382032.00%72.40%124.06 $12,372.00 3.178.201279.60%85
Belize9482925.00%45.00%15.75 $8,600.00 8.370.197212.90%86
Trinidad and Tobago9583325.00%77.20%265.12 $15,377.00 13.270.56684.00%81
Ecuador9683435.00%83.80%65.00 $11,000.00 10.876.101155.50%60
Thailand9783635.00%60.00%133.02 $16,800.00 6.774.60670.90%31
Paraguay9884010.00%46.80%16.71 $9,396.00 10.973.031556.20%64
Cook Islands9884030.00%29.90%81.10 $12,300.00 13.575.802713.10%92
Fiji10085120.00%46.80%48.83 $9,777.00 9.670.26478.80%59
Brazil10185227.50%67.50%24.87 $15,242.00 8.974.6816912.60%78
Samoa10286827.00%34.70%68.28 $6,345.00 9.573.76377.90%80
Belarus10387513.00%61.00%46.77 $17,500.00 1.973.6215615.00%21
Dominica10487635.00%66.10%96.91 $11,400.00 15.673.682823.00%93
Jordan10589420.00%72.40%85.54 $11,100.00 10.674.207914.80%37
Sri Lanka10589415.00%31.60%334.33 $11,200.00 5.474.95774.50%55
Turkey10790035.00%59.60%102.21 $21,100.00 7.175.43929.80%32
Bolivia10890525.00%41.10%9.90 $6,500.00 19.668.741067.50%67
Jamaica10991030.00%53.20%257.93 $9,000.00 11.675.803313.80%77
Grenada11091130.00%50.40%314.19 $14,100.00 673.522133.50%88
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines11191932.50%64.50%280.67 $11,300.00 11.573.051918.80%90
Bhutan11292230.00%37.20%20.33 $8,200.00 18.369.83872.60%55
Suriname11392738.00%44.40%3.48 $15,200.00 11.571.291338.90%78
Cuba11492950.00%33.60%109.49 $11,600.00 2.379.55622.50%14
Moldova11593118.00%49.80%123.81 $5,334.00 11.971.63656.30%61
Colombia11693233.00%58.60%43.47 $14,130.00 8.574.181529.50%65
Cabo Verde11793627.50%44.10%129.16 $3,600.00 12.273.363512.00%90
Dominican Republic11894425.00%57.10%217.93 $15,900.00 21.773.685813.80%67
Guatemala1199507.00%34.90%152.51 $7,900.00 13.471.961132.90%56
Ukraine12095218.00%44.10%77.95 $8,272.00 5.571.1913610.00%62
Azerbaijan12195625.00%75.50%116.73 $17,700.00 18.270.85966.40%12
Armenia12297636.00%70.10%106.00 $8,400.00 7.474.805618.10%45
Honduras12397825.00%30.40%72.17 $5,000.00 1173.331053.90%46
China12498045.00%52.70%146.06 $15,400.00 5.575.991304.20%14
Indonesia12598530.00%50.40%142.18 $11,700.00 13.569.071116.30%64
El Salvador12698630.00%50.40%295.68 $8,300.00 8.373.001005.50%70
Libya12798910.00%43.70%3.57 $14,200.00 7.271.8318130.00%9
Nicaragua12899230.00%31.80%50.54 $5,541.00 9.875.101296.00%44
Iran12999835.00%70.00%48.57 $18,100.00 9.575.5918610.70%18
Kyrgyzstan130100310.00%34.40%31.06 $3,550.00 11.570.651548.00%37
Tunisia131100635.00%50.50%72.44 $10,752.00 8.274.9815015.40%70
Venezuela132101734.00%61.50%35.27 $15,100.00 8.974.4118210.50%26
Niue133102550.00%86.90%5.35 $15,066.00 12.169.8020912.00%81
Cambodia134102620.00%25.50%88.25 $3,500.00 14.868.66930.30%30
Vietnam135102835.00%52.00%295.78 $6,424.00 11.475.78863.70%20
Algeria136103535.00%45.20%16.65 $15,000.00 15.575.0417512.40%35
Morocco137104038.00%57.60%77.03 $7,838.00 17.674.29949.90%39
Botswana138104225.00%29.40%3.99 $16,900.00 21.964.4917320.00%72
Sao Tome and Principe139105425.00%25.60%198.28 $3,229.00 17.166.513813.50%89
South Africa140105645.00%52.00%45.35 $13,200.00 1157.4411226.80%78
Egypt141106222.50%36.50%91.93 $12,100.00 12.871.3212213.10%26
Guyana142106433.30%41.40%3.90 $7,200.00 22.866.5115711.10%74
Iraq143108015.00%36.20%83.86 $16,500.00 18.469.5915816.00%31
Tajikistan144108213.00%18.70%61.11 $2,980.00 20.569.771172.50%11
Philippines145108332.00%52.00%337.72 $7,806.00 12.668.411016.60%62
Namibia146110837.00%20.20%2.99 $11,800.00 15.964.9214728.10%77
Bangladesh146110930.00%40.80%1236.81 $3,891.00 23.372.00704.90%45
Uzbekistan148112023.00%51.00%73.58 $6,514.00 20.468.451684.90%7
Laos148112024.00%19.90%29.47 $6,186.00 30.166.541411.50%12
Gabon150112535.00%37.20%6.70 $19,300.00 23.264.8914621.00%23
Madagascar151113520.00%5.10%41.66 $1,500.00 19.765.481741.72%56
Yemen152114115.00%24.70%50.82 $2,808.00 22.164.038027.00%13
Kenya153114330.00%81.80%80.91 $3,361.00 22.262.1312440.00%48
Côte D'Ivoire154114810.00%22.00%71.39 $3,400.00 37.951.921385.30%51
Ghana155115425.00%28.40%120.46 $4,300.00 28.361.491615.20%83
Turkmenistan156116710.00%14.50%11.43 $17,300.00 22.665.7420911.00%4
Micronesia157116810.00%31.20%149.23 $3,593.00 18.869.2320916.20%93
Papua New Guinea158117042.00%11.70%16.82 $3,541.00 24.562.781491.90%63
Myanmar159118225.00%22.40%82.53 $5,773.00 26.466.041594.80%31
Timor-Leste160118310.00%27.50%79.67 $4,187.00 22.368.5320911.00%69
India161118735.54%34.80%440.96 $6,200.00 27.768.351148.40%77
Solomon Islands162119040.00%10.30%20.44 $2,236.00 1267.9310831.34%72
Marshall Islands163119512.00%37.60%294.41 $4,000.00 16.772.5820936.00%92
Tuvalu164119730.00%50.10%330.53 $3,652.00 17.665.812096.50%94
Nauru165119910.00%50.00%623.75 $14,800.00 22.767.1020923.00%81
Tanzania166120130.00%6.50%60.36 $2,787.00 18.865.4913510.30%52
Congo, Rep.167121330.00%8.20%13.53 $6,800.00 1862.8712353.00%21
Zambia168123535.00%30.10%21.81 $3,992.00 21.460.7918015.00%55
Nepal169125125.00%21.90%198.91 $2,468.00 22.269.9710946.00%55
Benin169125118.00%10.80%96.49 $2,119.00 31.859.722091.00%82
Niger171125230.00%2.10%15.71 $1,100.00 26.861.971855.10%49
Swaziland172125633.00%33.00%74.82 $9,800.00 14.248.879740.00%16
Angola173125817.00%23.00%20.07 $7,600.00 48.752.6717726.00%26
Senegal174125940.00%23.40%78.58 $2,568.00 20.866.8011948.00%75
Malawi174125930.00%9.10%182.60 $1,134.00 21.863.801256.60%63
Djibouti176126630.00%16.50%38.30 $3,300.00 33.462.298560.00%26
Equatorial Guinea177126935.00%20.90%30.13 $8,333.24 33.157.969122.30%7
Pakistan178127120.00%18.20%245.08 $5,249.00 45.566.381656.70%43
Sudan179130215.00%26.40%22.13 $4,730.00 29.863.7120913.60%8
Guinea180130840.00%7.10%51.31 $2,800.00 31.359.191266.85%41
Eritrea181131230.00%1.30%52.00 $1,410.00 18.464.101408.60%3
Nigeria182131524.00%48.80%200.05 $5,867.00 34.353.0517023.90%50
Sierra Leone183131730.00%4.60%89.40 $1,473.00 34.951.311319.10%66
Rwanda184132030.00%30.60%470.60 $1,913.00 18.764.5210413.20%23
Mali185132330.00%12.20%14.42 $2,266.00 37.858.4617630.00%44
Uganda186133340.00%31.30%194.66 $1,849.00 18.759.181623.80%37
Syria187134222.00%29.60%100.76 $5,100.00 770.0920950.00%1
Gambia188134930.00%17.60%196.73 $1,666.00 29.960.478329.80%41
Burkina Faso188134927.50%11.20%66.18 $1,800.00 26.758.9316377.00%60
Mauritania190135740.00%17.10%3.95 $3,854.00 35.763.2018331.00%30
Mozambique190135832.00%6.40%35.58 $1,217.00 27.155.3716617.00%52
Somalia19213596.00%5.80%17.19$549.2739.755.692096.78%7
Togo193136945.00%7.30%134.30 $1,491.00 26.760.121077.10%47
Zimbabwe194138251.50%41.10%40.33 $2,006.00 23.559.1614495.00%30
South Sudan195139015.00%17.10%17.90 $1,657.00 39.356.1120912.00%2
Kiribati195139035.00%12.90%138.79 $2,200.00 23.766.1520930.60%93
Cameroon197139535.00%20.00%49.38 $3,200.00 25.755.9317230.00%22
Haiti198140035.00%12.80%388.65 $1,784.00 25.463.077640.60%41
Guinea Bissau198140020.00%4.30%65.59 $1,568.00 39.755.472097.60%41
Burundi200140430.00%4.40%435.32$814.0028.657.11907.70%18
Liberia201141125.00%8.60%46.75$900.0024.161.1620985.00%62
Afghanistan202143320.00%11.70%49.82 $2,000.00 35.560.7220935.00%26
Lesotho203145135.00%20.60%70.32 $3,000.00 32.749.9620928.10%64
Ethiopia204145435.00%11.10%99.39 $1,946.00 27.764.5818417.50%12
Chad205147260.00%2.70%11.15 $2,445.00 39.351.8716722.60%18
Comoros206147430.00%7.30%423.68 $1,600.00 3463.552096.50%55
Congo, Dem. Rep. 207149340.00%3.90%34.08$800.0030.159.0217146.10%17
Central African Republic208153550.00%4.80%7.87$700.0042.651.422098.00%9
North Korea209157638.00%0.10%208.91 $1,800.00 13.570.3420925.60%3

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