Bulgaria ranks 48th globally out of 142 countries in the Legatum Institute’s 2014 Prosperity Index, having risen one place since 2013.
The index defines prosperity as a combination of wealth and well-being and ranks countries according to a number of sub-indices – economy, entrepreneurship and opportunity, governance, education, health, safety and security, personal freedom and social capital.
Bulgaria’s best performance is in the safety and security sub-index, where it ranks 33rd in 2014.
Bulgaria’s lowest rank is in the social capital sub-index, where it ranks 87th in 2014.
Overall, in 2009, Bulgaria ranked 47th, 46th in 2010, 48th in 2011, 48th in 2012 (when 32 new countries were added to the index), and 49th in 2013.
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