The Economist reports about the Economist Intelligence Unit’s quality-of-life predictions. In a first step, current life satisfaction is “explained” based on a cross country, multivariate regression using eleven indicators like national income, crime, trust or health. In the second step, the predicted values of those indicators in the year 2030 are used to predict future life satisfaction.
Switzerland clearly wins, ahead of Australia, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Singapore, New Zealand, Netherlands, Canada, Hong Kong, Finland, Ireland, Austria, Taiwan, Belgium, Germany, United States, United Arab Emirates, South Korea and Israel. More on the methodology.