Finland fast facts

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Newsweek Magazine has ranked Finland as the world’s best country on the basis of criteria emphasising the environment, education and quality of life.

The global Women, Peace and Security Index, placed Finland as the sixth-best country for women out of the 153 countries in 2018.

Finland was ranked fifth out of 146 countries in the Social Progress Index 2018.

Finland shared the honors with Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands for “best human capital and digital public services” in Digital Economy and Society Index 2018.

Finland ranked number one in mobile broadband take-up (Digital Economy and Society Index 2018.) Finland also has the most ICT specialists in the EU relative to population size.

The air quality in Finland is the best in the world, according to World Health Organization (WHO).

Finland topped the 2018 Global Happiness Report by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

Finland is the most stable country in the world (The Fund for Peace, Fragile States Index 2018).

Finland is the freest country in the world together with Sweden and Norway (Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2018).

Finland is the safest country in the world (World Economic Forum, The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017).

Finland has the best governance in the world (Legatum Institute, The Legatum Prosperity Index 2017: Finland).

Finland’s judicial system is the most independent in the world. (World Economic Forum, The Global Competitiveness Report 2018: Judicial independence)

Finland was the leading FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) country and Helsinki the leading Nordic FDI city in 2017, according to EY’s Nordic Attractiveness Survey 2018.

Corporation tax was lowered to 20% (from previous 24,5%) in 2014.

Finland has the highest Research & Development intensity of all 28 European Union member states (Eurostat).

Finland was ranked 11th in the annual Global Competitiveness Report 2018, produced by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Newsweek Magazine has ranked Finland as the world’s best country on the basis of criteria emphasising the environment, education and quality of life.

The Corruption Perceptions Index 2017 placed Finland third on the list of world’s least corrupt nations (Transparency International).

Oulu – Capital of Northern Scandinavia – is the fastest growing city of “Arctic Europe,” with hundreds of new startups and hi-tech edge.

Helsinki is supported by potent “Ring of Industry,” ten local municipalities offering opportunities for e.g. international companies.

Builder of the world’s greatest cruise ships, former capital Turku is strong also in other sectors, such as ICT and Life Sciences.

Finnish startup spirit is personified by super tech-event Slush, described as “Burning Man meets TED”, organised every November/December.

Finland claimed the 7th spot in the annual IMD World Talent Ranking (2018).

Finland has the safest banks in the world, according to a survey that drew on the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Survey (2017).

The Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport offers the best connections from Europe to Asia.


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