|U.S. News ranks the CANZUK countries as the highest quality of life in the world (photo: U.S. News)|
Written by James SkinnerMore than 80 countries were surveyed across 24 rankings, determining each country's "Adventure, Citizenship, Cultural Influence, Entrepreneurship, Heritage, Movers, Open for Business, Power and Quality of Life".
Canada scored the highest of the CANZUK nations, placing 2nd overall, with the United Kingdom 3rd, Australia 8th and New Zealand 14th.
Each of the CANZUK nations placed higher than many other highly developed countries around the world, including Italy, Luxembourg, Austria, Ireland, China and Russia.
Switzerland came out top of the rankings, boasting a GDP of $701 billion, a GDP per capita of $58,647 and a population of 8.3 million people.
CANZUK International campaigns for greater economic growth and prosperity between the CANZUK nations through free trade and free movement agreements, and the latest rankings from U.S. News confirm that such prosperity would be achieved through economic and diplomatic arrangements.
Taking an average of the rankings from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK places the CANZUK countries 6th, ahead of major regional powers such as Sweden, the United States of America, France, Norway and Denmark.
Through greater cooperation, achievable via free trade, free movement and foreign policy coordination, the CANZUK nations can not only enhance their global influence within the international community, but develop greater prosperity, business opportunities and quality of life for each of their citizens.