A recent article in Newsweek magazine ranks countries on the basis of several factors, including health, education, economy, and politics. The overall winners are Finland, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Luxembourg, Norway and Canada, in that order. The United States ranks 11th, just ahead of Germany, New Zealand, and the U.K.
The report contains some interesting and unexpected results. For example, among Latin American countries, Newsweek ranks Cuba tops in quality of life while ranking it last in terms of politics. Amongst my Asian favorites, Malaysia places 37th amongst all countries in the world overall, while Thailand ranks 58th.
You can explore the interactive chart here.