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FILE - In this Thursday Nov. 12, 2015, file photo, a group of migrants disembark from a train at the Swedish Source: AAP Image/AP/Stig Ake Jonsson/TT

The US-based analytics and ranking organisation 'US News and World Report' has released a new ranking of the countries which are best for migration. India stands at number 72. And the best country is....

Is Australia the best country to migrate? Is it the USA or Canada? New Zealand? Not according to a latest report by the US News and World Report ranking.

The Ranking company US News and World report has ranked Sweden as the best country for  migrants to live in. It is followed closely by Canada and Switzerland. Australia is at number 4, followed by Germany.

 

Australian migrants
Sydney Swans player Michael O'Loughlin (back row centre) meets with Sudanese and Somali immigrants.
AAP Image/Dean Lewins

The report says, "Sweden, a strong social welfare state that has long been considered a haven for migrants, ranks No. 1. Canada is No. 2, while Switzerland, Australia and Germany round out the top five."

"To determine the Best Countries to Be an Immigrant, U.S. News assessed the "international perceptions of a country, as well as immigration policy and economic data," says the report.

A young Syrian refugee is held by her father as they arrive at the Welcome Centre at Toronto's Pearson Airport on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
A young Syrian refugee is held by her father as they arrive at the Welcome Centre at Toronto's Pearson Airport.
AAP Image/AP/Chris Young/The Canadian Press

More than 21,000 people were surveyed around the world before preparing the report. Economic stability, income equality and Job prospects are a few parameters, the countries were judged upon, according to the ranking firm. It also studied stats by the World Bank and the United Nations.

There are nearly 250 million international migrants in the world.

 

The full ranking is as below:

1 Sweden

 

2 Canada

 

3 Switzerland

 

4 Australia

 

5 Germany

 

6 Norway

 

7 United States

 

8 Netherlands

 

9 Finland

 

10 Denmark

 

11 Luxembourg

 

12 Austria

 

13 New Zealand

 

14 France

 

15 United Arab Emirates

 

16 Ireland

 

17 United Kingdom

 

18 Singapore

 

19 Italy

 

20 Japan

 

21 China

 

22 Spain

 

23 Qatar

 

24 Russia

 

25 South Korea

 

26 Portugal

 

27 Greece

 

28 Israel

 

29 Slovenia

 

30 Oman

 

31 Ukraine

 

32 Brazil

 

33 Saudi Arabia

 

34 Romania

 

35 Argentina

 

36 Panama

 

37 Bahrain

 

38 Belarus

 

39 Chile

 

40 Bulgaria

 

41 Mexico

 

42 Turkey

 

43 Poland

 

44 Uruguay

 

45 South Africa

 

46 Kazakhstan

 

47 Hungary

 

48 Croatia

 

49 Costa Rica

 

50 Czech Republic

 

51 Thailand

 

52 Indonesia

 

53 Lebanon

 

54 Morocco

 

55 Colombia

 

56 Latvia

 

57 Malaysia

 

58 Jordan

 

59 Philippines

 

60 Bolivia

 

61 Azerbaijan

 

62 Vietnam

 

63 Ecuador

 

64 Egypt

 

65 Nigeria

 

66 Angola

 

67 Algeria

 

68 Serbia

 

69 Iran

 

70 Dominican Republic

 

71 Sri Lanka

 

72 India

 

73 Peru

 

74 Burma (Myanmar)

 

75 Pakistan

 

76 Ghana

 

77 Tanzania

 

78 Tunisia

 

79 Guatemala

 

80 Kenya

 

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