The Good Country Index declared Cyprus the 18th 'best' country in the world. The independently compiled index ranks countries around the world based on how each contributes to the greater good of the world. "Using a wide range of data from the United Nations and other international organizations, we've given each country a balance-sheet to show at a glance whether its a net creditor to mankind, a burden to the planet, or something in between" says Simon Anhold, Independent Policy Advisor to the Index.
Considering factors like the size of a country's economy, its contribution to science, technology, culture, peace and security, climate and health... Cyprus was ranked 18th of the 125 countries included. Particularly impressive, Cyprus was ranked 3rd in the world in the field of Science and Technology.