Canada is often a highly ranked country due to an abundance of natural resources, natural beauty and a diverse population.
Earlier this year, countries around the world, including Canada, were ranked in a report released by money.co.uk as the healthiest countries in 2022 to live in.
The report ranked Canada as the 13th healthiest country to live in with Japan ranking #1, followed by Switzerland and Cuba.
Countries were ranked based on fundamental factors including life expectancy, air pollution, obesity rates, safety and the number of sunlight hours in each location.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a greater focus was put on several metrics including, accessibility of healthcare coverage and the number of mental health nurses, social workers, psychiatrists and psychologists in each country. The report also looked at the prevalence of mental health and substance use disorders and the overall health expenditure in each country.
The top 20 healthiest countries to live in by order:
- Costa Rica
Canada ranked highest for the most social workers with 145.4 per 100,000 people. Social workers are one of the most in-demand jobs in Canada.
Out of the highest life expectancy, Canada tied for third with a life expectancy of 82 years old and ranked fourth overall for its air quality.
Canada spends 10.79% of its GDP on healthcare and has a low unemployment rate of 5.2% with a strong economy and overall high standard of living.
Not only is Canada one of the healthiest places to live in – it’s also one of the happiest countries in the world.
According to the 2022 edition of the World Happiness Report, a UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network publication that collects data from about 150 countries. Canada ranks as the 15th happiest country with Finland ranking #1 for the fifth year in a row, followed by Denmark and then Iceland.