Posts Tagged ‘Luxembourg’

The U.S. ranks 10th in purchasing power of minimum wage

23 February 2013 1 comment

According to the OECD, the U.S. federal minimum wage of $7.25 makes the United States rank tenth out of twenty-three OECD member nations in terms of the purchasing power of minimum wage. Luxembourg ranks first with a minimum wage purchasing power parity (PPP) of $11.36.

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The U.S. ranks 12th in prosperity

3 November 2012 1 comment

According to the Legatum Institute, the United States ranks twelfth in prosperity, out of one hundred forty-two countries ranked in that category. Norway ranks first. The eleven countries more prosperous than the United States are:

  1. Norway
  2. Denmark
  3. Sweden
  4. Australia
  5. New Zealand
  6. Canada
  7. Finland
  8. Netherlands
  9. Switzerland
  10. Ireland
  11. Luxembourg

The U.S. ranks 167th in rural population

13 September 2012 3 comments

According to the World Bank, 18% of the population of the United States lives in rural areas. This is enough to make the United States tied for one hundred sixty-seventh with Luxembourg and South Korea, out of two hundred one countries ranked in that category. Burundi ranks first, with 89% of its population living in rural areas.

The U.S. ranks 17th in credit worthiness

6 August 2011 Leave a comment

According to Standard & Poor’s, the U.S. has a credit rating of AA+, which makes the U.S. rank seventeenth in the world in that category. Sixteen economies rank higher, at AAA. They are: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Isle of Man, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.

The U.S. ranks 34th in Children’s Index

23 March 2011 4 comments

According to the Save the Children publication, State of the World’s Mothers 2010, the United States ranks thirty-fourth out of forty-three “more developed countries” in the “Children’s Index”ranking. The top ten countries are:

  1. Sweden
  2. Italy
  3. Germany
  4. France
  5. Austria
  6. Iceland
  7. Japan (tied with Iceland)
  8. Portugal
  9. Luxembourg
  10. Norway (tied with Luxembourg)

The U.S. ranks 138th in reliance on exports

3 February 2011 Leave a comment

According to the World Bank, in 2009 the total value of exports of goods and services from the United States equaled to 11% of the country’s GDP. That makes the United States tied for one hundred and thirty-eighth with Brazil out of one hundred forty-three countries in that category. Luxembourg ranks first, with exports equaled to 169% of GDP.

The U.S. ranks 22nd in investment freedom

4 October 2010 Leave a comment

According to the Heritage Foundation’s 2010 Index of Economic Freedom, the United States has an “investment freedom” score of 75, which makes the United States tied for twenty-second in that category with several other countries, including Armenia, Austria, Canada, El Salvador, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Singapore, and Uruguay. Ireland and Luxembourg are tied for first, with a score of 95.