The best thing about being a woman, according to a new report from Save the Children, is the prerogative to move to Sweden.

According to the international children’s rights group’s new ranking of the best countries in the world to be a female, Sweden is at the top of the list.

The study analysed how 144 countries deal with issues that affect girls and women, and ranked them according to the ability of a woman in those countries “to control their own lives and to fulfill their potential”.

Specifically, the Every Last Girl report rated countries based on the following indicators — early marriage, adolescent pregnancy, maternal mortality, women in parliament, and secondary school completion.

Australia came in at a disappointing 21, behind the likes of the UK (15) and Canada (19), but still well ahead of the US (32) and last-place finisher Niger.

“We have sought to identfy issues that provide insights into some of the most extreme violations of girls’ rights, which stem from deeply entrenched discriminatory norms as well as from economic and political barriers,” the report reads.

According to the report, Australia’s relatively low ranking was due to our low proportion of women in parliament and our high teen pregnancy rate.

The full rankings are as follows:

  1. Sweden
  2. Finland
  3. Norway
  4. Netherlands
  5. Belgium
  6. Denmark
  7. Slovenia
  8. Portugal
  9. Switzerland
  10. Italy
  11. Spain
  12. Germany
  13. Austria
  14. Luxembourg
  15. United Kingdom
  16. New Zealand
  17. Israel
  18. France
  19. Canada
  20. Serbia
  21. Australia
  22. Poland
  23. Estonia
  24. Belarus
  25. Czech Republic
  26. Greece
  27. South Korea
  28. Macedonia
  29. Ireland
  30. Kazakhstan
  31. Algeria
  32. United States
  33. Tunisia
  34. Cuba
  35. Japan
  36. Montenegro
  37. Mongolia
  38. Uzbekistan
  39. Trinidad and Tobago
  40. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  41. Hungary
  42. Slovakia
  43. Malta
  44. Albania
  45. Bolivia
  46. Armenia
  47. Vietnam
  48. Chile
  49. Rwanda
  50. Maldives
  51. Ukraine
  52. Moldova
  53. Qatar
  54. Barbados
  55. Turkey
  56. Mexico
  57. Tajikistan
  58. Jordan
  59. Kyrgyzstan
  60. Sri Lanka
  61. Samoa
  62. Georgia
  63. St Lucia
  64. Philippines
  65. Kiribati
  66. Timor Leste
  67. El Salvador
  68. Peru
  69. Azerbaijan
  70. Iran
  71. Jamaica
  72. Namibia
  73. Indonesia
  74. Costa Rica
  75. Colombia
  76. Lebanon
  77. Uruguay
  78. Syria
  79. Suriname
  80. Bhutan
  81. Thailand
  82. Guyana
  83. Egypt
  84. Nicaragua
  85. Nepal
  86. Panama
  87. Djibouti
  88. Pakistan
  89. Cambodia
  90. India
  91. Honduras
  92. Dominican Republic
  93. Sao Tome and Principe
  94. Iraq
  95. Solomon Islands
  96. Belize
  97. Kenya
  98. Senegal
  99. Vanuatu
  100. Ghana
  101. Laos
  102. Brazil
  103. Guatemala
  104. Papua New Guinea
  105. Haiti
  106. Sudan
  107. Burundi
  108. Swaziland
  109. Zimbabwe
  110. Lesotho
  111. Bangladesh
  112. Ethiopa
  113. Eritrea
  114. Zambia
  115. Gabon
  116. Togo
  117. Comoros
  118. Tanzania
  119. Equatorial Guinea
  120. Uganda
  121. Afghanistan
  122. Mauritania
  123. Yemen
  124. Cameroon
  125. Guinea-Bissau
  126. Benin
  127. Madagascar
  128. The Gambia
  129. Congo
  130. Mozambique
  131. Liberia
  132. South Sudan
  133. Burkina Faso
  134. DR Congo
  135. Cote d’Ivoire
  136. Nigeria
  137. Guinea
  138. Malawi
  139. Sierra Leone
  140. Somalia
  141. Mali
  142. Central African Republic
  143. Chad
  144. Niger

The full report is viewable at savethechildren.org.