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CountryRankTotalPersonal Income TaxInternet PenetrationPopulation Density PPL/SQ KmGDP Per CapitalInfant MortalityLife ExpentacyLifestyleUnemployement RateFreedom Level
Switzerland134240.00%89.41%209.57$65,000.002.783.20313.40%96
Andorra234310.00%97.10%149.94$42,804.201.482.80304.00%96
Monca33580.00%97.60%18865.50$163,351.601.989.5012.00%82
Bermuda44230.00%98.32%1096.00$85,700.002.4880.8039.00%92
Cayman Islands54350.00%82.10%212.0064,100.006.2181.20295.60%96
New Zealand643633.00%89.40%17.45$39,426.003.181.46825.10%96
Guernsey744320.00%82.80%965.00$52,400.003.4782.39172.10%95
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Every Nation in the World.
Ranked Every Which Way!

Life is complex. It resists one-dimensional explanations. So our World Residence
Index evaluates nations across eleven dimensions (yes, our index goes up to 11). The
index takes into account economic factors such as personal income tax rate, per
capita GDP and unemployment rate.

Personal Income Tax

From no personal income tax, to some of the highest income tax in the world, WI lets you be sure that the country you invest in pays dividens across many dimensions.

Internet Penetration

From no personal income tax, to some of the highest income tax in the world, WI lets you be sure that the country you invest in pays dividens across many dimensions.

Population Density

From no personal income tax, to some of the highest income tax in the world, WI lets you be sure that the country you invest in pays dividens across many dimensions.

GDP Per-capita

From no personal income tax, to some of the highest income tax in the world, WI lets you be sure that the country you invest in pays dividens across many dimensions.

Infant Mortality

From no personal income tax, to some of the highest income tax in the world, WI lets you be sure that the country you invest in pays dividens across many dimensions.

Life Expectancy

From no personal income tax, to some of the highest income tax in the world, WI lets you be sure that the country you invest in pays dividens across many dimensions.

Lifestyle

From no personal income tax, to some of the highest income tax in the world, WI lets you be sure that the country you invest in pays dividens across many dimensions.

Unemployment Rate

From no personal income tax, to some of the highest income tax in the world, WI lets you be sure that the country you invest in pays dividens across many dimensions.

Freedom Level

From no personal income tax, to some of the highest income tax in the world, WI lets you be sure that the country you invest in pays dividens across many dimensions.

What are the metrics that matter to you most?

  • Life Expectancy
  • Lifestyle
  • Freedom Level
  • Personal Income Tax
  • GDP Per-capita

Not surprisingly, the top five in overall ranking are Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. While at the bottom you’ll find North Korea along with a number of authoritarian African regimes.

On taxes, many nations have a zero percent personal rate. While the highest – 65% – is found in Sweden.

The highest per capita GDP – $179,478 – is found in Liechtenstein, followed by Monaco, Qatar, Luxembourg and Singapore.

Want to live long? Monaco’s life expectancy is over 89 years – though we don’t know whether or how that would apply to those relocating there at various life stages.

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YOU HAVE THE WHEREWITHAL.
ALL YOU NEED IS THE WHERE.

Home: It’s where the heart is, where Dorothy and ET wanted – needed – to get to. Home is central to our concept of ourselves. And if you’re reading this, chances are that the country you choose to call home will be central to your financial planning strategy – not to mention your future happiness and well-being.

All of which is why we created this interactive tool, the World Residence Index: To provide you with detailed, fact-based, objective information to help you choose a new place of residence.

And just to be clear: our index is a residence index. It’s not a passport index – an oversimplified and, frankly, not useful list of countries to which a given passport provides visa-free travel access. A residence index, by contrast, takes account of many factors – factors that will make a tangible, quantifiable difference in your life and lifestyle.

Before you invest money in a new residence, invest some time in the World Residence Index. This unbiased tool is nothing less than your definitive resource for comparing all the world’s countries across key characteristics based on objective scores across consistent, standardized parameters. It’s a tool developed by economics PhD’s – and designed for easy use by nonspecialists.

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So: Why are you here?

Maybe you have a fascination with data, statistics, rankings, reports. Maybe you used to be that kid whose idea of a fun Friday night was to peruse the World Almanac and Book of Facts. Maybe you mistyped and you’re actually looking for the World Presidents Index.

Or maybe, just maybe
you’re looking for something more.

If you’re like many visitors to the World Residence Index, you’re successful. Quite successful, to be honest. You’re financially secure. You’ve got a great family, maybe two. You have – or have access to – the requisite flying or floating toys, vacation communities, adventure travel and the like. You’ve got it pretty good.

And yet. There it is:
That yearning.

Because beneath that lovely, aspirational, Robb Report veneer of a lifestyle, you want something more for yourself and your loved ones. Not a thing so much as a feeling.

Let’s call it peace of mind

You want what everyone wants: Privacy. Security, not just in the financial sense. A feeling of wellbeing. You’ve earned that, haven’t you? Yes, chances are you have, but chances are also that you don’t necessarily have that feeling of wellbeing. Nor are you sure how to get it: Search for a wellbeing consultant?

And that is the underlying purpose of the WRI, the reason those women and men with their thick glasses and advanced R skills come to work every day: To help people in your position maximize their ability to achieve and enjoy the lifestyle they envision for themselves and their families – not just materially, but mentally as well.

To give you the rich, data-supported insights you need – just as you’d expect in your work-life – to make educated choices relevant to attaining the life you wish to lead. Your gut may be terrific (especially if you’re consuming probiotics). But these choices are too important to be left to your gut alone. As W. Edwards Deming said, “In God we trust. All others must bring data.” The WRI is your data.

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A Few Words from Our Nerds

(How We Compiled This Index)

The index is built with hard data by men and women who spend their lives engaged in statistical modeling. (Don’t feel bad, they make good money and also have hobbies.) The nature of their work is that they are experts in unearthing, evaluating and analyzing data – and making the outputs of that data intelligible to people who don’t have degrees in data science.

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Ready to Move? Nope,
Not Until You Speak with Us.

CS&P is the world’s leader provider of residency and citizenship solutions. For more
than two decades, we’ve assisted clients with residency strategies, relocation and passport
services, and lifestyle/concierge services.