16. Malta has a long history of quality healthcare. The country, which has moved up in the health ranking since last year (when it came in 23rd), has a healthy life expectancy of 70.9 years.
15. Austria spends about 7% of its GDP on healthcare, according to the Austrian Embassy in Washington, DC. The healthy life expectancy there is 70.9 years.
14. The wealthy nation of Luxembourg has fallen a few spots from last year's sixth-place ranking. Its healthy life expectancy is currently 71 years.
13. Costa Rica has the best health services in Latin America, and its healthy life expectancy is 71.2 years. The country rose 23 spots from last year's ranking.
12. Canadians take pride in their universal healthcare system, though a recent Canadian Mental Health Association survey found that most citizens believe mental-health services are underfunded. The country's healthy life expectancy is 71.2 years.
Source: Vernon Morning Star
11. Israel, which was in 13th place last year, has gone up two spots. The country boasts a healthy life expectancy of 71.4 years.
10. Iceland has universal healthcare, and very few citizens have private health insurance. Its healthy life expectancy is 71.5 years.
8. Australia rose one spot from last year to claim eighth place. The country has a healthy life expectancy of 71.5 years.
7. France is famous for the quality of its health services, and it moved into the top 10 this year. The country, which came in 11th place last year, has a healthy life expectancy of 71.7 years.
6. Many Italians have a high quality of life thanks to the country's healthcare policies. The healthy life expectancy there is 71.8 years.
5. Switzerland has universal healthcare services too; citizens are required to hold health insurance. The healthy life expectancy is 71.9 years.
1. Four countries are tied for first place this year. Japan, one of those four, has a healthy life expectancy of 73.2 years.
1. Hong Kong, home to just over 7.3 million people, is also at the top of the ranking, though the report didn't list its specific healthy life expectancy. As of last year, Hong Kong had the highest life expectancy in the world: the average lifespan for women was 87.32 years, and 81.24 years for men.
Source: South China Morning Post
1. Spain spends about 10% of its GDP on healthcare, according to estimates from Expatica, an online guide for expats. The country has a healthy life expectancy of 72.6 years.