Finland Among the Best in the World
In 2017, Finland celebrates 100 years of independence and more than 100 years of uninterrupted democracy. Finland is a small country on a global scale and measured by its population, Finland is around the 115th biggest country and by its area the 64th. The population of Finland makes up just 0.07 per cent of the world's population and its total area as much of the total world area. But even a small country can jump to the top of the world, and this is what Finland has done: in international country comparisons of positive things Finland is often among the top countries next to other Nordic countries.
At the threshold of Finland's centenary celebrations, we collected a list of the things in which Finland is one of the best in the world. The comparisons speak for themselves: Finland is a country worth praising.
All of this makes Finland a great place to live, visit or do business. Not only are we the most functional country in the world, we also have the best quality of life in the EU and we place 5th in the world happiness report. Please join us on our journey for the next 100 years – and in celebrating our first centenary!
Satisfaction and trust
Finland is the fifth happiest country in the world.
World Economic Forum, The world's happiest countries in 2016
Information society and competitiveness
Finland has the strongest digital knowledge capital in Europe.
European Commission, The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) 2017
Finland is the third in the world in an innovation comparison.
World Economic Forum, The Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017: Innovation
Finland is the third most competitive country in the world.
SolAbility, The Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index 2016
Finland has the most human capital in the world.
World Economic Forum, The Human Capital Report: Human Capital Index 2016
Finland ranks as the top OECD country in education.
OECD, Better Life Index: Education
Safety and society
Finland is the best country in the world in a comparison of human wellbeing.
Sustainable Society Index, Main results 2016
Finland is the most stable country in the world.
The Fund for Peace, Fragile States Index 2016
Finland is the safest country in the world.
World Economic Forum, Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2015: Finland
Finland is the third best travel destination in the world in 2017.
Lonely Planet, Best in Travel 2017: Top Countries