World’s 25 Healthiest Countries in 2017 Are Not All in Europe

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The United Arab Emirates has ranked 43rd on Bloomberg’s 2017 Healthiest Country Index. 

Italy is the healthiest nation in the world, according to a ranking of the world’s healthiest countries for 2017. Good news for wine, pasta, and cheese lovers!

Italy has trumped 163 nations to emerge the healthiest and longest living populace on the planet, followed by Iceland, Switzerland, Singapore, and Australia. Surprisingly enough, Italy far outpaces France (#20), Greece (#20), and the UK (#23).

The sixth ranking position was claimed by Spain with a health grade of 89.19, while 7th place went to Japan, which scored a total of 89.19 points. Sweden, Israel, and Luxembourg also made it to the top ten, managing to accumulate 88.92, 88.14, and 87.87 points respectively.

Meanwhile, the United States managed to score a total of 73.05 points out of 100, ranking in at No. 34. The 2017 Bloomberg Global Health Index graded 163 countries based on variables like life expectancy, cause of death, high blood pressure, malnutrition, the availability of clean water, and tobacco use.

Germany, Canada, Cyprus, New Zealand, and Greece round out the top 15 slots, while Slovakia, Barbados, Oman, Panama, and Albania found themselves among the least healthy in the top 50 countries.

This list ranks world’s 25 healthiest countries in 2017:

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