The Economist magazine’s Intelligence Unit
built their 'Where to be Born 2013' index by compiling the results of happiness, lifestyle and prospects of 80 countries worldwide based on the methodology
of a Gallup survey taken in 2006.
The 2013 predictions are formed from 11 statistically significant indicators of varying stability, for example, geographic location, demographics, social and cultural characteristics, the state of the world economy and so forth.
From the compilation, the top 10 best places to be born in 2013 are:
7. New Zealand
10. Hong Kong
Ireland comes in 12th place, USA 16th, Israel 20th and Britain in 27th place. Small northern European economies seem to be the most preferable places to start a future.