According to the Best Countries 2018 rankings published by US News on 7 July, Luxembourg comes in at 18th place in a ranking of 80 countries around the world. Not too bad considering that among the top 20 where Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan and Sweden. All much bigger economies than little Luxembourg.
However, the country that ranked number 1 was Switzerland, another small economy that punches way above its weight.
The countries were ranked based on the replies of 21,000 people on the following criteria: adventure, citizenship, cultural influence, entrepreneurship, heritage, movers, openness to business, power and quality of life.
Luxembourg’s top score was on openness to business (10/10).
As ever, it is important not to take such ranking too seriously but is fun sometimes to see how the rest of the world view the grand duchy.