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REVEALED: Healthiest nations in the world in 2018 – see where Australia ranks

Ever wondered just how healthy Australia is as a nation? Well, a new list of the world’s healthiest and unhealthiest countries has been unveiled.

According to a 2018 report by the Legatum Institute, Singapore has been named the healthiest country in the world out of 149 countries.

However, Australia, the U.K. and the U.S. didn’t make it in the top ten! Find out where they ranked below…

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Healthiest nations in the world in 2018 have been revealed

The report was judged on the healthcare system of the country, obesity rates and levels of disease as well as other things.

Australia appeared 12th on the chart, followed by New Zealand in 17th place, Canada in 21st, the U.K. in 26th and the U.S. in 35th.

Of the worst performing countries, Central African Republic was deemed the least unhealthy, followed by Chad, Guinea and Madagascar.

“The very good news is that we see prosperity continuing to rise in the world, both over the last year and consistently over the last 11 years,” says Baroness Philippa Stroud, CEO of the Legatum Institute.

“The news is not all good, however. The gap between the highest and lowest prosperity scores is the largest since we began measuring it in 2007, having grown steadily since 2013, when the highest and lowest scores were the closest together.”

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Countries in the world, ranking healthiest to unhealthiest

  1. Singapore

  2. Luxembourg

  3. Japan

  4. Switzerland

  5. Qatar

  6. Austria

  7. Sweden

  8. Norway

  9. Hong Kong

  10. United Arab Emirates

  11. Netherland

  12. Australia

  13. Belgium

  14. Iceland

  15. France

  16. Israel

  17. New Zealand

  18. Denmark

  19. South Korea

  20. Malta

  21. Canada

  22. Spain

  23. Bahrain

  24. Germany

  25. Finland

  26. United Kingdom

  27. Ireland

  28. Czech Republic

  29. Costa Rica

  30. Cyprus

  31. Kuwait

  32. Thailand

  33. Oman

  34. Slovenia

  35. United States

  36. Slovakia

  37. Portugal

  38. Malaysia

  39. Italy

  40. Saudia Arabia

  41. Poland

  42. Uruguay

  43. Hungary

  44. Estonia

  45. Mauritius

  46. Greece

  47. Paraguay

  48. Albania

  49. Sri Lanka

  50. Turkey

  51. Chile

  52. Mexico

  53. Jamaica

  54. China

  55. Nicaragua

  56. Libya

  57. Argentina

  58. El Salvador

  59. Suriname

  60. Croatia

  61. Ecuador

  62. Iran

  63. Trinidad and Tobago

  64. Colombia

  65. Kyrgyzstan

  66. Jordan

  67. Honduras

  68. Kazakhstan

  69. Azerbaijan

  70. Panama

  71. Lebanon

  72. Lithuania

  73. Brazil

  74. Tajikistan

  75. Belarus

  76. Bulgaria

  77. Latvia

  78. Macedonia

  79. Vietnam

  80. Algeria

  81. Romania

  82. Dominica Republic

  83. Venezuela

  84. Belize

  85. Tunisia

  86. Serbia

  87. Botswana

  88. Peru

  89. Guyana

  90. Russia

  91. Morocco

  92. Armenia

  93. Georgia

  94. Indonesia

  95. Rwanda

  96. Guatemala

  97. Laos

  98. Philippines

  99. Montenegro

  100. Bangladesh

  101.  Egypt

  102.  Mongolia

  103. Swaziland

  104. Moldova

  105.  Bolivia

  106. Zimbabwe

  107. Cambodia

  108. Namibia

  109. India

  110. Senegal

  111. Djibouti

  112. Burundi

  113. Nepal

  114. Ghana

  115. Comoros

  116. Lesotho

  117. Kenya

  118. South Africa

  119. Malawi

  120. Burkina Faso

  121.  Tanzania

  122. Pakistan

  123. Mauritania

  124. Gabon

  125. Zambia

  126. Sudan 

  127. Yemen

  128. Iraq

  129. Mali

  130. Cameroon

  131. Togo

  132. Ivory Coast

  133. Congo

  134. Mozambique

  135. Afghanistan

  136. Liberia

  137. Ukraine

  138. Ethiopia

  139.  Angola

  140. Uganda

  141. Niger

  142. Sierra Leone

  143. Nigeria

  144. Democratic Republic of Congo

  145. Benin

  146. Madagascar

  147. Guinea

  148. Chad

  149. Central African Republic

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Jennifer Hartnett

Jennifer is our Senior News Editor based in Sydney’s north shore with a passion for trending news and lifestyle stories. She is mum to Kian. Jennifer is also British-born and has been living in Australia since 2010.

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