Consistent Switzerland, Steady as Ever, Is Once Again the World's Best Country
Its a word that aptly describes the nation of Switzerland. Whether its tennis ace Roger Federer and his record 12 men's final appearances at Wimbledon or the steady ticking of a Patek Philippe watch not to mention the countrys centuries of neutrality there is something pleasantly constant about it.
That consistency remains in 2023 as Switzerland again takes the No. 1 spot in the U.S. News Best Countries rankings. This is the sixth time the Alpine nation has claimed the top position in the project, which this year was based on a survey of more than 17,000 people and gathered perceptions about 87 nations across 73 descriptive attributes.
With us, you know what you get, which is rare nowadays! Alexandre Edelmann, head of Presence Switzerland, a government agency that promotes the country abroad, says in an email. Although Switzerland is a relatively small country from a geographical perspective, it is very well known all over the world and well connected internationally.
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Across 10 Best Countries subrankings which together form the overall rankings Switzerland snags the top spot for being open for business, and ranks in the top 10 for quality of life, social purpose and cultural influence. Among attributes, it was considered No. 1 for being economically stable, safe and least corrupt.