Poland is ranked 29, and did very well in education with a ranking of 17, but lags behind in everything else.
US leads the world in Economy but lags in Education and Health Care (Amazingly US has 16/20 best universities in the world and unrivalled healthcare and medical technology for those who can afford).
Poland's arch rival Slovakia is ranked behind Poland at 31, followed by Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia. Meanwhile perennial bottom feeder Bulgaria and Romania closed the pecking order among EU countries ranking 38 and 39.
Among G7 countries US did exceptionally well, ahead of all European powerhouse, but behind Canada and Japan. Wannabe superpowers Russia and China are put in their rightful place ranking 51 and 56 respectively.
For interactive details click here [newsweek.com/2010/08/15/interactive-infographic-of-the-worlds-best-countries.html] - Newsweek