In the same year that Russia annexed Crimea, Ukraine overthrew a widely despised government. Yet, the sense of euphoria did not last long. With inflation currently running at more than 50% and the economy shrinking, the Prosperity Index shows that only 28% of Ukrainians are satisfied with their standard of living - the eighth lowest in the world. Ukraine is now ranked 70th on the Index, down seven places since last year.
Also Ukraine took three points from 5 in state-sponsored political violence index. The lowest point it took for the economic indicator - 127; and the quality of public administration - 120. In the same time, in terms of education Ukraine took the 37th place; the level of social capital - 41.
The annual Legatum Prosperity Index ranks 142 countries across eight categories: the Economy, Entrepreneurship & Opportunity; Governance; Education; Health; Safety & Security; Personal Freedom; and Social Capital. The three leaders of the Prosperity Index are Norway, Switzerland and Denmark. The top 10 European countries are Sweden (5), the Netherlands (8), Finland (9) and Ireland (10).