Ukraine ranks 64th of 128 countries in living standards – study
Ukraine ranked 64th in living standard ranking among 128 countries, entering the group of states with social development level above average, according to Deloitte international consulting firm, referring to the results of the 2017 Social Progress Index, developed by the U.S.-based NGO Social Progress Imperative with the support of Deloitte.
Post-Soviet countries show a consistently low level of all indicators and a significant recession in the areas of access to higher education, tolerance, and environmental quality, the study says.
The authors of the study note that all indicators of Ukraine's social progress remained predominantly at the last year’s level. However, there was a slight improvement on access to information and communications, personal freedom and choice, as well as access to higher education. At the same time, such indicators as personal safety and tolerance have somewhat dropped.
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Denmark has become the leader in living standard ranking, followed by Scandinavian countries, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, England, and Germany.
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