Croatia ranked #50 in U.S. News & World Report best countries rating
U.S. News & World Report just released new 2018 survey of best 80 countries of the world. Croatia hit position No 50. Last year achievement of Croatia was #49 ranking. Croatia is ranked higher than many other EU countries like Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania, Latvia. However, it is well behing the leaders of ranking: Switzerland (#1), Canada (#2), Germany (#3), United Kigdrom (#4) and Japan (#5) which are mentioned within TOP 5 countries of the ranking.
The closest neighbours of Croatia in the ranking are Phillippines, Morocco, Panama, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Peru.
Methodology of the ranking is taking into account variety of metrics including 65 attributes like gross domestic product purchasing power per capita, advernture environment, citizenship, cultural influence, entrepreneurship, openness for business, heritage (history), power (political, economic, military), quality of life, etc.
It means that Croatia yet has a lot to improve to successfully compete with neighbours like Germany (#3), Italy (#15) and Austria (#17).