Singapore ranks 35 in the 2022 Social Progress Index, “underperforming” in providing opportunities to its citizens

The Economist recently published a chart assessing the well-being of citizens in different countries, using the Social Progress Index (SPI) that goes beyond GDP. While wealthier nations tend to have thriving citizens, the data show that progress in one area often falls short in others. Norway ranked first, while Singapore, though meeting basic needs well, underperformed in providing opportunities and safeguarding personal rights, receiving low scores in those areas.